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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
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Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +207.3%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Copper +75%
Contains more Zinc +181.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 9% 41% 33% 28% 13% 22% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +207.3%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Copper +75%
Contains more Zinc +181.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
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 C +598%
Contains more Vitamin A +252.4%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 470% 5% 0% 0% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 0% 0% 33%
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 Vitamin C +598%
Contains more Vitamin A +252.4%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
13%
Drumstick tree
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
9%
Drumstick tree
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Drumstick tree
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.
Drumstick tree Jícama
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Drumstick tree 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 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 contains less Sugars?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree contains less Sugars (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 ($)

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 Drumstick tree Jícama Opinion
Calories 37 38 Jícama
Protein 2.1 0.72 Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2 0.09 Drumstick tree
Vitamin C 141 20.2 Drumstick tree
Carbs 8.53 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.36 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 30 12 Drumstick tree
Potassium 461 150 Drumstick tree
Magnesium 45 12 Drumstick tree
Sugars 1.8 Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.084 0.048 Drumstick tree
Zinc 0.45 0.16 Drumstick tree
Starch
Phosphorus 50 18 Drumstick tree
Sodium 42 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 74 21 Drumstick tree
Vitamin E 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.053 0.02 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B2 0.074 0.029 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.62 0.2 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.794 0.135 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.042 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Jícama
Folate 44 12 Drumstick tree
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.033 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102 0.005 Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003 0.043 Jícama
Tryptophan
Threonine 0.018 Jícama
Isoleucine 0.016 Jícama
Leucine 0.025 Jícama
Lysine 0.026 Jícama
Methionine 0.007 Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.017 Jícama
Valine 0.022 Jícama
Histidine 0.019 Jícama
Fructose

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. 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.