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Seaweed vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Seaweed
Seaweed contains less Sugars (difference - 1.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 229mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.226g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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.
Seaweed Jícama
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Seaweed 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
29
Seaweed
11
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
35
Seaweed
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 Iron +375%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Magnesium +908.3%
Contains more Copper +170.8%
Contains more Zinc +668.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +68.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Iron +375%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Magnesium +908.3%
Contains more Copper +170.8%
Contains more Zinc +668.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +68.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%

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 A +452.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +375.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +21900%
Contains more Vitamin C +573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2000%
Contains more Vitamin A +452.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +375.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +21900%
Contains more Vitamin C +573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2000%

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
10%
Seaweed
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
9%
Jícama
Fats
3%
Seaweed
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 Seaweed Jícama Opinion
Calories 43 38 Seaweed
Protein 1.68 0.72 Seaweed
Fats 0.56 0.09 Seaweed
Vitamin C 3 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 9.57 8.82 Seaweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.85 0.6 Seaweed
Calcium 168 12 Seaweed
Potassium 89 150 Jícama
Magnesium 121 12 Seaweed
Sugars 0.6 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 1.3 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.13 0.048 Seaweed
Zinc 1.23 0.16 Seaweed
Starch
Phosphorus 42 18 Seaweed
Sodium 233 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 116 21 Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87 0.46 Seaweed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.02 Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.029 Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.2 Seaweed
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.135 Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002 0.042 Jícama
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 66 0.3 Seaweed
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.247 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098 0.005 Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.043 Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048 Seaweed
Threonine 0.055 0.018 Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076 0.016 Seaweed
Leucine 0.083 0.025 Seaweed
Lysine 0.082 0.026 Seaweed
Methionine 0.025 0.007 Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.017 Seaweed
Valine 0.072 0.022 Seaweed
Histidine 0.024 0.019 Seaweed
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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