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Beetroot vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Beetroot and Jícama

  • Beetroot has more Folate, Manganese, and Potassium, while Jícama has more Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Beetroot covers your daily need of Folate 24% more than Jícama.
  • Beetroot contains 5 times more Manganese than Jícama. While Beetroot contains 0.329mg of Manganese, Jícama contains only 0.06mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Jícama is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beets, 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 +33.3%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.2%
Contains more Potassium +116.7%
Contains more Zinc +118.8%
Contains more Copper +56.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.2%
Contains more Potassium +116.7%
Contains more Zinc +118.8%
Contains more Copper +56.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%

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 A +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.5%
Contains more Folate +808.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1050%
Contains more Vitamin C +312.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
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 A +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.5%
Contains more Folate +808.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1050%
Contains more Vitamin C +312.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 3.92g Beetroot
Protein 1.61g 0.72g Beetroot
Fats 0.17g 0.09g Beetroot
Carbs 9.56g 8.82g Beetroot
Calories 43kcal 38kcal Beetroot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.76g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 2.8g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 16mg 12mg Beetroot
Iron 0.8mg 0.6mg Beetroot
Magnesium 23mg 12mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 40mg 18mg Beetroot
Potassium 325mg 150mg Beetroot
Sodium 78mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.35mg 0.16mg Beetroot
Copper 0.075mg 0.048mg Beetroot
Vitamin A 33IU 21IU Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.02mg Beetroot
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.029mg Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 0.2mg Beetroot
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.135mg Beetroot
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.042mg Beetroot
Folate 109µg 12µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg 0.3µg Jícama
Tryptophan 0.019mg mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg 0.018mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg 0.016mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.068mg 0.025mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.058mg 0.026mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg 0.007mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg 0.017mg Beetroot
Valine 0.056mg 0.022mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.021mg 0.019mg Beetroot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.005g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.043g Beetroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beetroot 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
12
Beetroot
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
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
10%
Beetroot
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Beetroot
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 74mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beetroot
Beetroot 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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.