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Eggplant vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Eggplant and Jícama

  • Eggplant has more Manganese, however Jícama has more Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Jícama's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 20% more.
  • Eggplant has 4 times more Manganese than Jícama. Eggplant has 0.232mg of Manganese, while Jícama has 0.06mg.
  • Jícama is lower in Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Eggplant, 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 Potassium +52.7%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Potassium +52.7%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +224.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +108.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +1066.7%
Contains more Folate +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +818.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +53.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 2% 6% 0% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 0% 9% 17%
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 B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +224.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +108.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +1066.7%
Contains more Folate +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +818.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +53.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21

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
9
Eggplant
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
10
Eggplant
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
6%
Eggplant
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
6%
Eggplant
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Eggplant
0%
Jícama

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.
Eggplant 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 vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Eggplant 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 is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.73g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Eggplant
Eggplant 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Eggplant Jícama Opinion
Calories 25 38 Jícama
Protein 0.98 0.72 Eggplant
Fats 0.18 0.09 Eggplant
Vitamin C 2.2 20.2 Jícama
Net carbs 2.880000114440918 3.9200000762939453 Jícama
Carbs 5.88 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.23 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 9 12 Jícama
Potassium 229 150 Eggplant
Magnesium 14 12 Eggplant
Sugar 3.53 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 3 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.081 0.048 Eggplant
Zinc 0.16 0.16
Starch
Phosphorus 24 18 Eggplant
Sodium 2 4 Eggplant
Vitamin A 23 21 Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.3 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.039 0.02 Eggplant
Vitamin B2 0.037 0.029 Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.649 0.2 Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.281 0.135 Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.084 0.042 Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.5 0.3 Eggplant
Folate 22 12 Eggplant
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.034 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.005 Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.043 Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.009 Eggplant
Threonine 0.037 0.018 Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.045 0.016 Eggplant
Leucine 0.064 0.025 Eggplant
Lysine 0.047 0.026 Eggplant
Methionine 0.011 0.007 Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.017 Eggplant
Valine 0.053 0.022 Eggplant
Histidine 0.023 0.019 Eggplant
Fructose 1.54 Eggplant

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. Eggplant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169228/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.