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Tomato vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sugars (difference - 0.83g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.
Tomato Jícama
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tomato 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
Tomato
11
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
7
Tomato
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
Tomato
4
:
Contains more Potassium +58%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Zinc - 0.16
Contains more Potassium +58%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Zinc - 0.16

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
Tomato
6
:
Contains more Vitamin A +3866.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +3866.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.7%

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%
Tomato
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Tomato
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 Tomato Jícama Opinion
Calories 18 38 Jícama
Protein 0.88 0.72 Tomato
Fats 0.2 0.09 Tomato
Vitamin C 13.7 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 3.89 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.27 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 10 12 Jícama
Potassium 237 150 Tomato
Magnesium 11 12 Jícama
Sugars 2.63 1.8 Tomato
Fiber 1.2 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.059 0.048 Tomato
Zinc 0.17 0.16 Tomato
Starch 0 Tomato
Phosphorus 24 18 Tomato
Sodium 5 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 833 21 Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54 0.46 Tomato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.02 Tomato
Vitamin B2 0.019 0.029 Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.594 0.2 Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.089 0.135 Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.042 Tomato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 7.9 0.3 Tomato
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031 0.005 Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.043 Tomato
Tryptophan 0.006 Tomato
Threonine 0.027 0.018 Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018 0.016 Tomato
Leucine 0.025 0.025
Lysine 0.027 0.026 Tomato
Methionine 0.006 0.007 Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.027 0.017 Tomato
Valine 0.018 0.022 Jícama
Histidine 0.014 0.019 Jícama
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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