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Broccoli vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Broccoli and Jícama

  • Broccoli has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Manganese, while Jícama has more Fiber.
  • Broccoli covers your daily need of Vitamin K 84% more than Jícama.
  • Broccoli contains 5 times more Folate than Jícama. While Broccoli contains 63µg of Folate, Jícama contains only 12µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Broccoli, 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 +291.7%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +110.7%
Contains more Zinc +156.3%
Contains less Sodium -87.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.048
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +291.7%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +110.7%
Contains more Zinc +156.3%
Contains less Sodium -87.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.048

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 +2866.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +341.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +303.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +324.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +316.7%
Contains more Folate +425%
Contains more Vitamin K +33766.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
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 +2866.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +341.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +303.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +324.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +316.7%
Contains more Folate +425%
Contains more Vitamin K +33766.7%

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.
Broccoli 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 4.04g 3.92g Broccoli
Protein 2.82g 0.72g Broccoli
Fats 0.37g 0.09g Broccoli
Carbs 6.64g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 34kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch 0g g Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g g Broccoli
Sugar 1.7g 1.8g Broccoli
Fiber 2.6g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 47mg 12mg Broccoli
Iron 0.73mg 0.6mg Broccoli
Magnesium 21mg 12mg Broccoli
Phosphorus 66mg 18mg Broccoli
Potassium 316mg 150mg Broccoli
Sodium 33mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.41mg 0.16mg Broccoli
Copper 0.049mg 0.048mg Broccoli
Vitamin A 623IU 21IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78mg 0.46mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 89.2mg 20.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.02mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.029mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.135mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.042mg Broccoli
Folate 63µg 12µg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 101.6µg 0.3µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg 0.018mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.016mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg 0.025mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg 0.026mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg 0.007mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg 0.017mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg 0.022mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg 0.019mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.005g Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.043g Jícama

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Broccoli 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
65
Broccoli
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
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
17%
Broccoli
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
9%
Jícama
Fats
2%
Broccoli
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
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?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli 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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.