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Chayote vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chayote and Jícama

  • Chayote has more Folate, Copper, Manganese, and Zinc, however Jícama has more Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Chayote's daily need coverage for Folate is 20% more.
  • Chayote has 5 times more Zinc than Jícama. Chayote has 0.74mg of Zinc, while Jícama has 0.16mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chayote, fruit, 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 +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +362.5%
Contains more Copper +156.3%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +20%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +362.5%
Contains more Copper +156.3%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +20%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 18

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 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81%
Contains more Folate +675%
Contains more Vitamin K +1266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +162.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 26% 7% 7% 9% 15% 18% 70% 0% 11%
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 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81%
Contains more Folate +675%
Contains more Vitamin K +1266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +162.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chayote Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 2.81g 3.92g Jícama
Protein 0.82g 0.72g Chayote
Fats 0.13g 0.09g Chayote
Carbs 4.51g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 19kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.66g 1.8g Chayote
Fiber 1.7g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 17mg 12mg Chayote
Iron 0.34mg 0.6mg Jícama
Magnesium 12mg 12mg
Phosphorus 18mg 18mg
Potassium 125mg 150mg Jícama
Sodium 2mg 4mg Chayote
Zinc 0.74mg 0.16mg Chayote
Copper 0.123mg 0.048mg Chayote
Vitamin A 0IU 21IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.02mg Chayote
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.029mg
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.2mg Chayote
Vitamin B5 0.249mg 0.135mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.042mg Chayote
Folate 93µg 12µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.1µg 0.3µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.011mg mg Chayote
Threonine 0.04mg 0.018mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.016mg Chayote
Leucine 0.077mg 0.025mg Chayote
Lysine 0.039mg 0.026mg Chayote
Methionine 0.001mg 0.007mg Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.017mg Chayote
Valine 0.063mg 0.022mg Chayote
Histidine 0.015mg 0.019mg Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.005g Chayote
Polyunsaturated fat 0.057g 0.043g Chayote

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chayote 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
14
Chayote
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
13
Chayote
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
5%
Chayote
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
5%
Chayote
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Chayote
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Chayote - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170402/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.