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Cabbage vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cabbage and Jícama

  • Cabbage has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, and Vitamin B6, however Jícama has more Fiber.
  • Cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 63% more.
  • Cabbage has 4 times more Folate than Jícama. Cabbage has 43µg of Folate, while Jícama has 12µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Cabbage, 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 +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +12.5%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Copper +152.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +12.5%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Copper +152.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 12

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 +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +81.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +205%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +195.2%
Contains more Folate +258.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +25233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +206.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 3% 0% 122% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 33% 0% 190%
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 +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +81.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +205%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +195.2%
Contains more Folate +258.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +25233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +206.7%

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.
Cabbage 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 3.92g Jícama
Protein 1.28g 0.72g Cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.09g Cabbage
Carbs 5.8g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 25kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch 0g g Cabbage
Fructose 1.45g g Cabbage
Sugar 3.2g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 2.5g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 40mg 12mg Cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 0.6mg Jícama
Magnesium 12mg 12mg
Phosphorus 26mg 18mg Cabbage
Potassium 170mg 150mg Cabbage
Sodium 18mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.18mg 0.16mg Cabbage
Copper 0.019mg 0.048mg Jícama
Vitamin A 98IU 21IU Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 36.6mg 20.2mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.02mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.029mg Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.2mg Cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.135mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.042mg Cabbage
Folate 43µg 12µg Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 76µg 0.3µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg mg Cabbage
Threonine 0.035mg 0.018mg Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.016mg Cabbage
Leucine 0.041mg 0.025mg Cabbage
Lysine 0.044mg 0.026mg Cabbage
Methionine 0.012mg 0.007mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.017mg Cabbage
Valine 0.042mg 0.022mg Cabbage
Histidine 0.022mg 0.019mg Cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.005g Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.043g Jícama

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cabbage 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
35
Cabbage
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cabbage
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
8%
Cabbage
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
6%
Cabbage
9%
Jícama
Fats
0%
Cabbage
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
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 - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cabbage
Cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cabbage
Cabbage 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. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.