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Bell pepper vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Bell pepper and Jícama?

  • Bell pepper is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin K, yet Jícama is richer in Fiber.
  • Bell pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 67% higher.
  • Bell pepper has 25 times more Vitamin K than Jícama. Bell pepper has 7.4µg of Vitamin K, while Jícama has 0.3µg.

We used Peppers, sweet, green, raw and Yambean (jicama), raw types in this comparison.

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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 Potassium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Potassium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18

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 C +298%
Contains more Vitamin A +1661.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2366.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +20%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 268% 23% 8% 0% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 0% 19% 8%
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 C +298%
Contains more Vitamin A +1661.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2366.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +20%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
34
Bell pepper
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
9
Bell pepper
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 the food
Protein
5%
Bell pepper
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
5%
Bell pepper
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Bell pepper
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary table

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bell pepper 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 Sugars?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sugars (difference - 0.6g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.037g)
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 - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Bell pepper Jícama Opinion
Calories 20 38 Jícama
Protein 0.86 0.72 Bell pepper
Fats 0.17 0.09 Bell pepper
Vitamin C 80.4 20.2 Bell pepper
Carbs 4.64 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 10 12 Jícama
Potassium 175 150 Bell pepper
Magnesium 10 12 Jícama
Sugars 2.4 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 1.7 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.066 0.048 Bell pepper
Zinc 0.13 0.16 Jícama
Starch 0 Bell pepper
Phosphorus 20 18 Bell pepper
Sodium 3 4 Bell pepper
Vitamin A 370 21 Bell pepper
Vitamin E 0.37 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.057 0.02 Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.028 0.029 Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.48 0.2 Bell pepper
Vitamin B5 0.099 0.135 Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.224 0.042 Bell pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 7.4 0.3 Bell pepper
Folate 10 12 Jícama
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.058 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008 0.005 Bell pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062 0.043 Bell pepper
Tryptophan 0.012 Bell pepper
Threonine 0.036 0.018 Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.024 0.016 Bell pepper
Leucine 0.036 0.025 Bell pepper
Lysine 0.039 0.026 Bell pepper
Methionine 0.007 0.007
Phenylalanine 0.092 0.017 Bell pepper
Valine 0.036 0.022 Bell pepper
Histidine 0.01 0.019 Jícama
Fructose 1.12 Bell pepper

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bell pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170427/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.