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Celeriac vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Celeriac and Jícama

  • Celeriac has more Vitamin K, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6, however Jícama has more Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Celeriac is 34% higher.
  • Jícama has 25 times less Sodium than Celeriac. Celeriac has 100mg of Sodium, while Jícama has 4mg.

Food types used in this article are Celeriac, 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 +258.3%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +538.9%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Zinc +106.3%
Contains more Copper +45.8%
Contains less Sodium -96%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 27% 15% 50% 27% 14% 10% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +538.9%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Zinc +106.3%
Contains more Copper +45.8%
Contains less Sodium -96%

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 B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +160.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +292.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +13566.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +152.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 8% 0% 27% 13% 14% 14% 22% 39% 6% 0% 103%
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 B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +160.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +292.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +13566.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +152.5%
Contains more Folate +50%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Celeriac Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 7.4g 3.92g Celeriac
Protein 1.5g 0.72g Celeriac
Fats 0.3g 0.09g Celeriac
Carbs 9.2g 8.82g Celeriac
Calories 42kcal 38kcal Celeriac
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.6g 1.8g Celeriac
Fiber 1.8g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 43mg 12mg Celeriac
Iron 0.7mg 0.6mg Celeriac
Magnesium 20mg 12mg Celeriac
Phosphorus 115mg 18mg Celeriac
Potassium 300mg 150mg Celeriac
Sodium 100mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.33mg 0.16mg Celeriac
Copper 0.07mg 0.048mg Celeriac
Vitamin A 0IU 21IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.36mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.02mg Celeriac
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.029mg Celeriac
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.2mg Celeriac
Vitamin B5 0.352mg 0.135mg Celeriac
Vitamin B6 0.165mg 0.042mg Celeriac
Folate 8µg 12µg Jícama
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 41µg 0.3µg Celeriac
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg 0.018mg Jícama
Isoleucine mg 0.016mg Jícama
Leucine mg 0.025mg Jícama
Lysine mg 0.026mg Jícama
Methionine mg 0.007mg Jícama
Phenylalanine mg 0.017mg Jícama
Valine mg 0.022mg Jícama
Histidine mg 0.019mg Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.079g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.058g 0.005g Celeriac
Polyunsaturated fat 0.148g 0.043g Celeriac

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Celeriac 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
20
Celeriac
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
22
Celeriac
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
9%
Celeriac
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
9%
Celeriac
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Celeriac
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 96mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.058g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Celeriac
Celeriac is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.2g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Celeriac
Celeriac is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Celeriac - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170400/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.