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Artichoke vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Artichoke and Jícama

  • Artichoke has more Copper, Folate, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Iron, Potassium, and Vitamin B6, however Jícama is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Artichoke covers your daily Copper needs 20% more than Jícama.
  • Jícama has 49 times less Vitamin K than Artichoke. Artichoke has 14.8µg of Vitamin K, while Jícama has 0.3µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Artichokes, (globe or french), 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 Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +400%
Contains more Potassium +146.7%
Contains more Zinc +206.3%
Contains more Copper +381.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 48% 43% 39% 33% 13% 14% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +400%
Contains more Potassium +146.7%
Contains more Zinc +206.3%
Contains more Copper +381.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%

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 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +423%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +150.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +176.2%
Contains more Folate +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +4833.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +72.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 4% 0% 39% 18% 16% 20% 21% 27% 51% 0% 37%
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 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +423%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +150.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +176.2%
Contains more Folate +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +4833.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +72.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Artichoke Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 5.11g 3.92g Artichoke
Protein 3.27g 0.72g Artichoke
Fats 0.15g 0.09g Artichoke
Carbs 10.51g 8.82g Artichoke
Calories 47kcal 38kcal Artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.99g 1.8g Artichoke
Fiber 5.4g 4.9g Artichoke
Calcium 44mg 12mg Artichoke
Iron 1.28mg 0.6mg Artichoke
Magnesium 60mg 12mg Artichoke
Phosphorus 90mg 18mg Artichoke
Potassium 370mg 150mg Artichoke
Sodium 94mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.49mg 0.16mg Artichoke
Copper 0.231mg 0.048mg Artichoke
Vitamin A 13IU 21IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.02mg Artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.066mg 0.029mg Artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.046mg 0.2mg Artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.135mg Artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.116mg 0.042mg Artichoke
Folate 68µg 12µg Artichoke
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14.8µg 0.3µg Artichoke
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 0.036g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.005g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064g 0.043g Artichoke

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Artichoke 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
19
Artichoke
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
35
Artichoke
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
20%
Artichoke
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
11%
Artichoke
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Artichoke
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 90mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.015g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.81g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Artichoke
Artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Artichoke
Artichoke is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169205/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.