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Drumstick tree vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Drumstick tree and Jícama

  • Drumstick tree has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, while Jícama has more Fiber.
  • Drumstick tree covers your daily need of Vitamin C 134% more than Jícama.
  • Drumstick tree contains 6 times more Vitamin B5 than Jícama. While Drumstick tree contains 0.794mg of Vitamin B5, Jícama contains only 0.135mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Drumstick pods, 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 +150%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
Contains more Potassium +207.3%
Contains more Zinc +181.3%
Contains more Copper +75%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
Contains more Potassium +207.3%
Contains more Zinc +181.3%
Contains more Copper +75%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%

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 A +252.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +598%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +165%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +210%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +488.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +185.7%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0%
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 +252.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +598%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +165%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +210%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +488.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +185.7%
Contains more Folate +266.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Drumstick tree Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 5.33g 3.92g Drumstick tree
Protein 2.1g 0.72g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2g 0.09g Drumstick tree
Carbs 8.53g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 37kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.8g Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 30mg 12mg Drumstick tree
Iron 0.36mg 0.6mg Jícama
Magnesium 45mg 12mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 50mg 18mg Drumstick tree
Potassium 461mg 150mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 42mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.45mg 0.16mg Drumstick tree
Copper 0.084mg 0.048mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin A 74IU 21IU Drumstick tree
Vitamin E mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 141mg 20.2mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.02mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B2 0.074mg 0.029mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 0.2mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.794mg 0.135mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.042mg Drumstick tree
Folate 44µg 12µg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.3µg Jícama
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 0.033g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102g 0.005g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003g 0.043g Jícama

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Drumstick tree 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
52
Drumstick tree
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
20
Drumstick tree
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
13%
Drumstick tree
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
9%
Drumstick tree
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Drumstick tree
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.