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Chives vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chives and Jícama different?

  • Chives are higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Calcium, and Vitamin B6, however Jícama is richer in Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Chives is 177% higher.
  • Chives contain 218 times more Vitamin A RAE than Jícama. While Chives contain 218µg of Vitamin A RAE, Jícama contains only 1µg.

Chives, raw and Yambean (jicama), raw are the varieties used 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
Chives
8
:
Contains more Calcium +666.7%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.2%
Contains more Potassium +97.3%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Copper +227.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +666.7%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.2%
Contains more Potassium +97.3%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Copper +227.1%

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
Chives
9
:
Contains more Vitamin A +20628.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +187.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +223.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.6%
Contains more Folate +775%
Contains more Vitamin K +70800%
Contains more Vitamin E +119%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 262% 5% 0% 194% 20% 27% 13% 20% 32% 79% 0% 532%
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 +20628.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +187.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +223.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.6%
Contains more Folate +775%
Contains more Vitamin K +70800%
Contains more Vitamin E +119%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chives Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 3.92g Jícama
Protein 3.27g 0.72g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.09g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 30kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.85g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 2.5g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 92mg 12mg Chives
Iron 1.6mg 0.6mg Chives
Magnesium 42mg 12mg Chives
Phosphorus 58mg 18mg Chives
Potassium 296mg 150mg Chives
Sodium 3mg 4mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg 0.16mg Chives
Copper 0.157mg 0.048mg Chives
Vitamin A 4353IU 21IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 58.1mg 20.2mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.02mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.029mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.2mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.135mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.042mg Chives
Folate 105µg 12µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 212.7µg 0.3µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg 0.018mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.016mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg 0.025mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg 0.026mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg 0.007mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105mg 0.017mg Chives
Valine 0.145mg 0.022mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg 0.019mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.005g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.043g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chives 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
98
Chives
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
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
20%
Chives
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
9%
Jícama
Fats
3%
Chives
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.125g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chives
Chives is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chives
Chives 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. Chives - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169994/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.