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Arrowroot vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Arrowroot and Jícama

  • Arrowroot has more Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Potassium, and Copper, however Jícama is richer in Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Arrowroot covers your daily Folate needs 82% more than Jícama.
  • Jícama has 8 times less Vitamin B3 than Arrowroot. Arrowroot has 1.693mg of Vitamin B3, while Jícama has 0.2mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Arrowroot, raw and Yambean (jicama), raw.

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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 +270%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +444.4%
Contains more Potassium +202.7%
Contains more Zinc +293.8%
Contains more Copper +152.1%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Iron +270%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +444.4%
Contains more Potassium +202.7%
Contains more Zinc +293.8%
Contains more Copper +152.1%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%

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 +615%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +746.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +533.3%
Contains more Folate +2716.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +963.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 10% 0% 68% 5% 7% 4% 9% 10% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +615%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +746.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +533.3%
Contains more Folate +2716.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +963.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Arrowroot Jícama
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Arrowroot Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 12.09g 3.92g Arrowroot
Protein 4.24g 0.72g Arrowroot
Fats 0.2g 0.09g Arrowroot
Carbs 13.39g 8.82g Arrowroot
Calories 65kcal 38kcal Arrowroot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.8g Arrowroot
Fiber 1.3g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 6mg 12mg Jícama
Iron 2.22mg 0.6mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 25mg 12mg Arrowroot
Phosphorus 98mg 18mg Arrowroot
Potassium 454mg 150mg Arrowroot
Sodium 26mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.63mg 0.16mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.121mg 0.048mg Arrowroot
Vitamin A 19IU 21IU Jícama
Vitamin E mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.9mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.02mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.059mg 0.029mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 1.693mg 0.2mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.135mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.266mg 0.042mg Arrowroot
Folate 338µg 12µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.3µg Jícama
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg 0.018mg Jícama
Isoleucine mg 0.016mg Jícama
Leucine mg 0.025mg Jícama
Lysine mg 0.026mg Jícama
Methionine mg 0.007mg Jícama
Phenylalanine mg 0.017mg Jícama
Valine mg 0.022mg Jícama
Histidine mg 0.019mg Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.005g Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092g 0.043g Arrowroot

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Arrowroot Jícama
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
35
Arrowroot
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
31
Arrowroot
10
Jícama

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 food.
Protein
25%
Arrowroot
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
13%
Arrowroot
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Arrowroot
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is relatively richer in minerals
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 ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/nutrients
  2. Jícama - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170073/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.