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Carrot vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Carrot and Jícama?

  • Carrot is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6 and Potassium, yet Jícama is higher in Vitamin C and Fiber.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 93% more.
  • Carrot has 44 times more Vitamin K than Jícama. While Carrot has 13.2µg of Vitamin K, Jícama has only 0.3µg.
  • The amount of Sugars in Jícama is lower.

We used Carrots, raw and Yambean (jicama), raw types 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
Carrot
4
:
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Potassium +113.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.4%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Copper - 0.048
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Potassium +113.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.4%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
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
Carrot
9
:
Contains more Vitamin A +79452.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +391.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +4300%
Contains more Folate +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +242.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
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 +79452.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +391.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +4300%
Contains more Folate +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +242.4%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
98
Carrot
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
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 the food
Protein
6%
Carrot
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Carrot
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Carrot Jícama
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Carrot 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 contains less Sugars?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sugars (difference - 2.94g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Carrot Jícama Opinion
Calories 41 38 Carrot
Protein 0.93 0.72 Carrot
Fats 0.24 0.09 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 9.58 8.82 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 33 12 Carrot
Potassium 320 150 Carrot
Magnesium 12 12
Sugars 4.74 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 2.8 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.045 0.048 Jícama
Zinc 0.24 0.16 Carrot
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 18 Carrot
Sodium 69 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 16706 21 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0.46 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.02 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.029 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.2 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.135 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.042 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 0.3 Carrot
Folate 19 12 Carrot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.005 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.043 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 Carrot
Threonine 0.191 0.018 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.016 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 0.025 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.026 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.007 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.017 Carrot
Valine 0.069 0.022 Carrot
Histidine 0.04 0.019 Carrot
Fructose 0.55 Carrot

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.