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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
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Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +146.7%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Copper +381.3%
Contains more Zinc +206.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +400%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 14% 33% 43% 77% 14% 39% 13%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +146.7%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Copper +381.3%
Contains more Zinc +206.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +400%
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 Vitamin K +4833.3%
Contains more Folate +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +72.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 39% 1% 4% 0% 18% 16% 20% 21% 27% 0% 37% 51%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 68% 2% 10% 0% 5% 7% 4% 9% 10% 0% 1% 9%
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 Vitamin K +4833.3%
Contains more Folate +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +72.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.1%

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 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

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

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Artichoke Jícama Opinion
Calories 47 38 Artichoke
Protein 3.27 0.72 Artichoke
Fats 0.15 0.09 Artichoke
Vitamin C 11.7 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 10.51 8.82 Artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.28 0.6 Artichoke
Calcium 44 12 Artichoke
Potassium 370 150 Artichoke
Magnesium 60 12 Artichoke
Sugar 0.99 1.8 Artichoke
Fiber 5.4 4.9 Artichoke
Copper 0.231 0.048 Artichoke
Zinc 0.49 0.16 Artichoke
Starch
Phosphorus 90 18 Artichoke
Sodium 94 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 13 21 Jícama
Vitamin E 0.19 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.02 Artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.066 0.029 Artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.046 0.2 Artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.135 Artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.116 0.042 Artichoke
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.8 0.3 Artichoke
Folate 68 12 Artichoke
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.036 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.005
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 0.043 Artichoke
Tryptophan
Threonine 0.018 Jícama
Isoleucine 0.016 Jícama
Leucine 0.025 Jícama
Lysine 0.026 Jícama
Methionine 0.007 Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.017 Jícama
Valine 0.022 Jícama
Histidine 0.019 Jícama
Fructose

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.