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Winter melon vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Winter melon
Winter melon contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 107mg)
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 ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
Winter melon Jícama
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price 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
Winter melon 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
9
Winter melon
11
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
7
Winter melon
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 +58.3%
Contains more Zinc +281.3%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Potassium +2400%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +108.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Contains more Calcium +58.3%
Contains more Zinc +281.3%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Potassium +2400%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +108.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +279.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +55.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.135
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +279.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +55.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.135

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
2%
Winter melon
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Winter melon
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 Winter melon Jícama Opinion
Calories 13 38 Jícama
Protein 0.4 0.72 Jícama
Fats 0.2 0.09 Winter melon
Vitamin C 13 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 3 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 19 12 Winter melon
Potassium 6 150 Jícama
Magnesium 10 12 Jícama
Sugars 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 2.9 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.023 0.048 Jícama
Zinc 0.61 0.16 Winter melon
Starch
Phosphorus 19 18 Winter melon
Sodium 111 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 0 21 Jícama
Vitamin E 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.02 Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.029 Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.2 Winter melon
Vitamin B5 0.133 0.135 Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.035 0.042 Jícama
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Jícama
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.021 Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.005 Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087 0.043 Winter melon
Tryptophan 0.002 Winter melon
Threonine 0.018 Jícama
Isoleucine 0.016 Jícama
Leucine 0.025 Jícama
Lysine 0.009 0.026 Jícama
Methionine 0.003 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)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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