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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 Sugar 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
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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
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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%

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.
Carrot 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 Carrot Jícama Opinion
Calories 41kcal 38kcal Carrot
Protein 0.93g 0.72g Carrot
Fats 0.24g 0.09g Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9mg 20.2mg Jícama
Net carbs 6.78g 3.92g Carrot
Carbs 9.58g 8.82g Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.3mg 0.6mg Jícama
Calcium 33mg 12mg Carrot
Potassium 320mg 150mg Carrot
Magnesium 12mg 12mg
Sugar 4.74g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 2.8g 4.9g Jícama
Copper 0.045mg 0.048mg Jícama
Zinc 0.24mg 0.16mg Carrot
Starch 1.43g g Carrot
Phosphorus 35mg 18mg Carrot
Sodium 69mg 4mg Jícama
Vitamin A 16706IU 21IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg 0.46mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.02mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.029mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0.2mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.135mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.042mg Carrot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.2µg 0.3µg Carrot
Folate 19µg 12µg Carrot
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.005g Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.043g Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Carrot
Threonine 0.191mg 0.018mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.016mg Carrot
Leucine 0.102mg 0.025mg Carrot
Lysine 0.101mg 0.026mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg 0.007mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.017mg Carrot
Valine 0.069mg 0.022mg Carrot
Histidine 0.04mg 0.019mg Carrot
Fructose 0.55g g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
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 food.
Protein
6%
Carrot
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Carrot
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (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?
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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. 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.