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Daikon vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Daikon and Jícama

  • Daikon has more Copper, while Jícama has more Fiber.
  • Jícama covers your daily need of Fiber 13% more than Daikon.
  • Daikon contains 2 times more Copper than Jícama. While Daikon contains 0.115mg of Copper, Jícama contains only 0.048mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Radishes, oriental, 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
Daikon
5
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Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +51.3%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +139.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.8%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Equal in Zinc - 0.16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +51.3%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +139.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.8%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Equal in Zinc - 0.16

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
Daikon
4
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Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Equal in Vitamin C - 20.2
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.02
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.135
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.042
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.3
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 74% 0% 0% 0% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 0% 1% 22%
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 Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Equal in Vitamin C - 20.2
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.02
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.135
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.042
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.3

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
11
Daikon
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
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
4%
Daikon
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
9%
Jícama
Fats
0%
Daikon
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.
Daikon 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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Daikon 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 - 0.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Daikon
Daikon 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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Daikon Jícama Opinion
Calories 18 38 Jícama
Protein 0.6 0.72 Jícama
Fats 0.1 0.09 Daikon
Vitamin C 22 20.2 Daikon
Carbs 4.1 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 27 12 Daikon
Potassium 227 150 Daikon
Magnesium 16 12 Daikon
Sugars 2.5 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 1.6 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.115 0.048 Daikon
Zinc 0.15 0.16 Jícama
Starch
Phosphorus 23 18 Daikon
Sodium 21 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 0 21 Jícama
Vitamin E 0 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.02
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.029 Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.2
Vitamin B5 0.138 0.135 Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.042 Daikon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 0.3
Folate 28 12 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.03 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.005 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045 0.043 Daikon
Tryptophan 0.003 Daikon
Threonine 0.025 0.018 Daikon
Isoleucine 0.026 0.016 Daikon
Leucine 0.031 0.025 Daikon
Lysine 0.03 0.026 Daikon
Methionine 0.006 0.007 Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.02 0.017 Daikon
Valine 0.028 0.022 Daikon
Histidine 0.011 0.019 Jícama
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Daikon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168451/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.