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Brussels sprout vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Brussels sprout and Jícama

  • Jícama contains less Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Folate, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, and Potassium than Brussels sprout.
  • Brussels sprout's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 147% higher.
  • Jícama contains 7 times less Vitamin B1 than Brussels sprout. Brussels sprout contains 0.139mg of Vitamin B1, while Jícama contains 0.02mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Brussels sprouts, 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 Iron +133.3%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Potassium +159.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +45.8%
Contains more Zinc +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +283.3%
Contains less Sodium -84%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Potassium +159.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +45.8%
Contains more Zinc +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +283.3%
Contains less Sodium -84%

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 +320.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +3490.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +595%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +272.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +128.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +421.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +58900%
Contains more Folate +408.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 284% 46% 18% 0% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 0% 443% 46%
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 +320.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +3490.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +595%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +272.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +128.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +421.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +58900%
Contains more Folate +408.3%

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
81
Brussels sprout
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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
20%
Brussels sprout
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
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.
Brussels sprout 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

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Brussels sprout 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 lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in vitamins
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 Brussels sprout Jícama Opinion
Calories 43 38 Brussels sprout
Protein 3.38 0.72 Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3 0.09 Brussels sprout
Vitamin C 85 20.2 Brussels sprout
Net carbs 5.150000095367432 3.9200000762939453 Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95 8.82 Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.4 0.6 Brussels sprout
Calcium 42 12 Brussels sprout
Potassium 389 150 Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23 12 Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 3.8 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.07 0.048 Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.42 0.16 Brussels sprout
Starch
Phosphorus 69 18 Brussels sprout
Sodium 25 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 754 21 Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88 0.46 Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.139 0.02 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.029 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745 0.2 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309 0.135 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219 0.042 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 177 0.3 Brussels sprout
Folate 61 12 Brussels sprout
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.062 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 0.005 Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153 0.043 Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037 Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12 0.018 Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132 0.016 Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152 0.025 Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154 0.026 Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032 0.007 Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098 0.017 Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155 0.022 Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076 0.019 Brussels sprout
Fructose 0.93 Brussels sprout

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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.