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Jalapeño vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sugars (difference - 2.32g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.071g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Jalapeño Jícama
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Jalapeño Jícama
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
74
Jalapeño
11
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
7
Jalapeño
6
Jícama

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
:
Contains more Potassium +65.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Copper - 0.048
Contains more Potassium +65.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Copper - 0.048

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
:
Contains more Vitamin C +487.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +5033.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +678.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +540%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +897.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +6066.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +487.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +5033.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +678.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +540%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +897.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +6066.7%

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
5%
Jalapeño
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
9%
Jícama
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
0%
Jícama

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Jalapeño Jícama Opinion
Calories 29 38 Jícama
Protein 0.91 0.72 Jalapeño
Fats 0.37 0.09 Jalapeño
Vitamin C 118.6 20.2 Jalapeño
Carbs 6.5 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 12 12
Potassium 248 150 Jalapeño
Magnesium 15 12 Jalapeño
Sugars 4.12 1.8 Jalapeño
Fiber 2.8 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.046 0.048 Jícama
Zinc 0.14 0.16 Jícama
Starch
Phosphorus 26 18 Jalapeño
Sodium 3 4 Jalapeño
Vitamin A 1078 21 Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58 0.46 Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.02 Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.07 0.029 Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 1.28 0.2 Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315 0.135 Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419 0.042 Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 18.5 0.3 Jalapeño
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.092 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029 0.005 Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112 0.043 Jalapeño
Tryptophan
Threonine 0.018 Jícama
Isoleucine 0.016 Jícama
Leucine 0.025 Jícama
Lysine 0.026 Jícama
Methionine 0.007 Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.017 Jícama
Valine 0.022 Jícama
Histidine 0.019 Jícama
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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