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Summer squash vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sugars (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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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.
Summer squash Jícama
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index 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
Summer squash 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
16
Summer squash
11
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
9
Summer squash
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
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Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Potassium +74.7%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Zinc +81.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.048
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Potassium +74.7%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Zinc +81.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
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 A +852.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +389.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +419%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +852.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +389.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +419%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%

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
7%
Summer squash
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Summer squash
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 Summer squash Jícama Opinion
Calories 16 38 Jícama
Protein 1.21 0.72 Summer squash
Fats 0.18 0.09 Summer squash
Vitamin C 17 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 3.35 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 15 12 Summer squash
Potassium 262 150 Summer squash
Magnesium 17 12 Summer squash
Sugars 2.2 1.8 Summer squash
Fiber 1.1 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.051 0.048 Summer squash
Zinc 0.29 0.16 Summer squash
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Phosphorus 38 18 Summer squash
Sodium 2 4 Summer squash
Vitamin A 200 21 Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.02 Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.029 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 0.2 Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.135 Summer squash
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.042 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 0.3 Summer squash
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.005 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.043 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011 Summer squash
Threonine 0.028 0.018 Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.042 0.016 Summer squash
Leucine 0.069 0.025 Summer squash
Lysine 0.065 0.026 Summer squash
Methionine 0.017 0.007 Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.017 Summer squash
Valine 0.053 0.022 Summer squash
Histidine 0.025 0.019 Summer squash
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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