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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Eggplant Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 2.88g 3.92g Jícama
Protein 0.98g 0.72g Eggplant
Fats 0.18g 0.09g Eggplant
Carbs 5.88g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 25kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch g g
Fructose 1.54g g Eggplant
Sugar 3.53g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 3g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 9mg 12mg Jícama
Iron 0.23mg 0.6mg Jícama
Magnesium 14mg 12mg Eggplant
Phosphorus 24mg 18mg Eggplant
Potassium 229mg 150mg Eggplant
Sodium 2mg 4mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.16mg 0.16mg
Copper 0.081mg 0.048mg Eggplant
Vitamin A 23IU 21IU Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.2mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.039mg 0.02mg Eggplant
Vitamin B2 0.037mg 0.029mg Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.649mg 0.2mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.281mg 0.135mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.084mg 0.042mg Eggplant
Folate 22µg 12µg Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.5µg 0.3µg Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Eggplant
Threonine 0.037mg 0.018mg Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.045mg 0.016mg Eggplant
Leucine 0.064mg 0.025mg Eggplant
Lysine 0.047mg 0.026mg Eggplant
Methionine 0.011mg 0.007mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.017mg Eggplant
Valine 0.053mg 0.022mg Eggplant
Histidine 0.023mg 0.019mg Eggplant
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.005g Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.043g Eggplant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Eggplant 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
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

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.

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.