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Rapini vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Rapini and Jícama different?

  • Rapini is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Calcium, and Phosphorus, however Jícama is richer in Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Rapini is 186% higher.
  • Rapini contains 131 times more Vitamin A than Jícama. While Rapini contains 131µg of Vitamin A, Jícama contains only 1µg.

Broccoli raab, 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
Rapini
6
:
Contains more Iron +256.7%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Potassium +30.7%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Zinc +381.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +305.6%
Contains more Copper +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -87.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 81% 33% 18% 16% 14% 22% 32% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +256.7%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Potassium +30.7%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Zinc +381.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +305.6%
Contains more Copper +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -87.9%

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
Rapini
9
:
Contains more Vitamin A +12385.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +252.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +710%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +344.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +510.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +74566.7%
Contains more Folate +591.7%
Equal in Vitamin C - 20.2
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 68% 158% 33% 0% 41% 30% 23% 20% 40% 0% 560% 63%
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 A +12385.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +252.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +710%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +344.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +510.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +74566.7%
Contains more Folate +591.7%
Equal in Vitamin C - 20.2

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
86
Rapini
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
27
Rapini
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
19%
Rapini
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
3%
Rapini
9%
Jícama
Fats
2%
Rapini
0%
Jícama

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

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Rapini 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 is richer in minerals?
Rapini
Rapini is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rapini
Rapini is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.42g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rapini
Rapini is relatively richer in vitamins
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 - 0.029g)
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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rapini Jícama Opinion
Calories 22 38 Jícama
Protein 3.17 0.72 Rapini
Fats 0.49 0.09 Rapini
Vitamin C 20.2 20.2
Net carbs 0.15000000596046448 3.9200000762939453 Jícama
Carbs 2.85 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.14 0.6 Rapini
Calcium 108 12 Rapini
Potassium 196 150 Rapini
Magnesium 22 12 Rapini
Sugar 0.38 1.8 Rapini
Fiber 2.7 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.042 0.048 Jícama
Zinc 0.77 0.16 Rapini
Starch
Phosphorus 73 18 Rapini
Sodium 33 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 2622 21 Rapini
Vitamin E 1.62 0.46 Rapini
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.162 0.02 Rapini
Vitamin B2 0.129 0.029 Rapini
Vitamin B3 1.221 0.2 Rapini
Vitamin B5 0.322 0.135 Rapini
Vitamin B6 0.171 0.042 Rapini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 224 0.3 Rapini
Folate 83 12 Rapini
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.026 0.005 Rapini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.13 0.043 Rapini
Tryptophan 0.043 Rapini
Threonine 0.106 0.018 Rapini
Isoleucine 0.104 0.016 Rapini
Leucine 0.17 0.025 Rapini
Lysine 0.198 0.026 Rapini
Methionine 0.048 0.007 Rapini
Phenylalanine 0.128 0.017 Rapini
Valine 0.153 0.022 Rapini
Histidine 0.066 0.019 Rapini
Fructose 0.17 Rapini

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. Rapini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170381/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.