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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
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Copper +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Copper +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
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 A +1661.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +298%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 19%
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 +1661.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +298%
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

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.
Bell pepper Jícama
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bell pepper Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 2.94g 3.92g Jícama
Protein 0.86g 0.72g Bell pepper
Fats 0.17g 0.09g Bell pepper
Carbs 4.64g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 20kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch 0g g Bell pepper
Fructose 1.12g g Bell pepper
Sugar 2.4g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 1.7g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 10mg 12mg Jícama
Iron 0.34mg 0.6mg Jícama
Magnesium 10mg 12mg Jícama
Phosphorus 20mg 18mg Bell pepper
Potassium 175mg 150mg Bell pepper
Sodium 3mg 4mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.13mg 0.16mg Jícama
Copper 0.066mg 0.048mg Bell pepper
Vitamin A 370IU 21IU Bell pepper
Vitamin E 0.37mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.4mg 20.2mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.057mg 0.02mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.028mg 0.029mg Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.48mg 0.2mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B5 0.099mg 0.135mg Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.224mg 0.042mg Bell pepper
Folate 10µg 12µg Jícama
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.4µg 0.3µg Bell pepper
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Bell pepper
Threonine 0.036mg 0.018mg Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.024mg 0.016mg Bell pepper
Leucine 0.036mg 0.025mg Bell pepper
Lysine 0.039mg 0.026mg Bell pepper
Methionine 0.007mg 0.007mg
Phenylalanine 0.092mg 0.017mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.036mg 0.022mg Bell pepper
Histidine 0.01mg 0.019mg Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.058g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 0.005g Bell pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062g 0.043g Bell pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Bell pepper 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
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 food.
Protein
5%
Bell pepper
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
5%
Bell pepper
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Bell pepper
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (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?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. 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.