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Shallot vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sugars (difference - 6.07g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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.
Shallot Jícama
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Shallot 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
10
Shallot
11
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
15
Shallot
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 +100%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Potassium +122.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Potassium +122.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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 B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +721.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +152.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +425%
Contains more Vitamin E +1050%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +721.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +152.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +425%
Contains more Vitamin E +1050%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2

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
15%
Shallot
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
9%
Jícama
Fats
0%
Shallot
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 Shallot Jícama Opinion
Calories 72 38 Shallot
Protein 2.5 0.72 Shallot
Fats 0.1 0.09 Shallot
Vitamin C 8 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 16.8 8.82 Shallot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.6 Shallot
Calcium 37 12 Shallot
Potassium 334 150 Shallot
Magnesium 21 12 Shallot
Sugars 7.87 1.8 Shallot
Fiber 3.2 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.088 0.048 Shallot
Zinc 0.4 0.16 Shallot
Starch
Phosphorus 60 18 Shallot
Sodium 12 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 4 21 Jícama
Vitamin E 0.04 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.06 0.02 Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.029 Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.2
Vitamin B5 0.29 0.135 Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.345 0.042 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.8 0.3 Shallot
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.017 0.021 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.005 Shallot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 0.043 Jícama
Tryptophan 0.028 Shallot
Threonine 0.098 0.018 Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106 0.016 Shallot
Leucine 0.149 0.025 Shallot
Lysine 0.125 0.026 Shallot
Methionine 0.027 0.007 Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081 0.017 Shallot
Valine 0.11 0.022 Shallot
Histidine 0.043 0.019 Shallot
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