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Bamboo shoot vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bamboo shoot and Jícama different?

  • Bamboo shoot is higher in Copper, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Manganese, Zinc, and Phosphorus, however Jícama is richer in Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Jícama is 18% higher.
  • Bamboo shoot contains 8 times more Vitamin B1 than Jícama. While Bamboo shoot contains 0.15mg of Vitamin B1, Jícama contains only 0.02mg.

Bamboo shoots, raw and Yambean (jicama), raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Phosphorus +227.8%
Contains more Potassium +255.3%
Contains more Zinc +587.5%
Contains more Copper +295.8%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Sodium - 4
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.8%
Contains more Potassium +255.3%
Contains more Zinc +587.5%
Contains more Copper +295.8%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Sodium - 4

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 E +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +405%
Contains more Folate +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 20% 0% 14% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 6% 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 E +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +405%
Contains more Folate +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bamboo shoot Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 3g 3.92g Jícama
Protein 2.6g 0.72g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.3g 0.09g Bamboo shoot
Carbs 5.2g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 27kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 2.2g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 13mg 12mg Bamboo shoot
Iron 0.5mg 0.6mg Jícama
Magnesium 3mg 12mg Jícama
Phosphorus 59mg 18mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 533mg 150mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 4mg 4mg
Zinc 1.1mg 0.16mg Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.19mg 0.048mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 20IU 21IU Jícama
Vitamin E 1mg 0.46mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.02mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.029mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.2mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B5 0.161mg 0.135mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.042mg Bamboo shoot
Folate 7µg 12µg Jícama
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.3µg Jícama
Tryptophan 0.027mg mg Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.086mg 0.018mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.088mg 0.016mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.14mg 0.025mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.134mg 0.026mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.03mg 0.007mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.09mg 0.017mg Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.106mg 0.022mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.042mg 0.019mg Bamboo shoot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.005g Bamboo shoot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.134g 0.043g Bamboo shoot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bamboo shoot 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
14
Bamboo shoot
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
24
Bamboo shoot
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
16%
Bamboo shoot
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
5%
Bamboo shoot
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Bamboo shoot
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.048g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (4 mg)
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. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/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.