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Zucchini vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sugars (difference - 0.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.063g)
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 lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (15)

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Zucchini Jícama
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
15
Zucchini
11
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
9
Zucchini
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 Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +74%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Copper - 0.048
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +74%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
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 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +224.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +288.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1333.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +852.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +224.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +288.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1333.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +12.8%
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%
Zucchini
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Zucchini
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 Zucchini Jícama Opinion
Calories 17 38 Jícama
Protein 1.21 0.72 Zucchini
Fats 0.32 0.09 Zucchini
Vitamin C 17.9 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 3.11 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.37 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 16 12 Zucchini
Potassium 261 150 Zucchini
Magnesium 18 12 Zucchini
Sugars 2.5 1.8 Zucchini
Fiber 1 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.053 0.048 Zucchini
Zinc 0.32 0.16 Zucchini
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 38 18 Zucchini
Sodium 8 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 200 21 Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.02 Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.094 0.029 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451 0.2 Zucchini
Vitamin B5 0.204 0.135 Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.042 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 0.3 Zucchini
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.084 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.005 Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091 0.043 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01 Zucchini
Threonine 0.029 0.018 Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044 0.016 Zucchini
Leucine 0.071 0.025 Zucchini
Lysine 0.067 0.026 Zucchini
Methionine 0.018 0.007 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.017 Zucchini
Valine 0.054 0.022 Zucchini
Histidine 0.026 0.019 Zucchini
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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