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Endive vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Endive and Jícama?

  • Endive is richer in Vitamin K, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B5, Vitamin A RAE, Zinc, and Copper, yet Jícama is richer in Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Endive's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 192% higher.
  • Endive has 108 times more Vitamin A RAE than Jícama. Endive has 108µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Jícama has 1µg.

We used Endive, raw and Yambean (jicama), raw types in this comparison.

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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
Endive
7
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Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.6%
Contains more Potassium +109.3%
Contains more Zinc +393.8%
Contains more Copper +106.3%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 16% 32% 11% 12% 28% 3% 22% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.6%
Contains more Potassium +109.3%
Contains more Zinc +393.8%
Contains more Copper +106.3%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%

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
Endive
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +10219%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +158.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +566.7%
Contains more Folate +1083.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +76900%
Contains more Vitamin C +210.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.46
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 131% 9% 0% 22% 20% 18% 8% 54% 5% 107% 0% 578%
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 +10219%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +158.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +566.7%
Contains more Folate +1083.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +76900%
Contains more Vitamin C +210.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.46

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Endive Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 0.25g 3.92g Jícama
Protein 1.25g 0.72g Endive
Fats 0.2g 0.09g Endive
Carbs 3.35g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 17kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.25g 1.8g Endive
Fiber 3.1g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 52mg 12mg Endive
Iron 0.83mg 0.6mg Endive
Magnesium 15mg 12mg Endive
Phosphorus 28mg 18mg Endive
Potassium 314mg 150mg Endive
Sodium 22mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.79mg 0.16mg Endive
Copper 0.099mg 0.048mg Endive
Vitamin A 2167IU 21IU Endive
Vitamin E 0.44mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.5mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.02mg Endive
Vitamin B2 0.075mg 0.029mg Endive
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.2mg Endive
Vitamin B5 0.9mg 0.135mg Endive
Vitamin B6 0.02mg 0.042mg Jícama
Folate 142µg 12µg Endive
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 231µg 0.3µg Endive
Tryptophan 0.005mg mg Endive
Threonine 0.05mg 0.018mg Endive
Isoleucine 0.072mg 0.016mg Endive
Leucine 0.098mg 0.025mg Endive
Lysine 0.063mg 0.026mg Endive
Methionine 0.014mg 0.007mg Endive
Phenylalanine 0.053mg 0.017mg Endive
Valine 0.063mg 0.022mg Endive
Histidine 0.023mg 0.019mg Endive
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.048g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.005g Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g 0.043g Endive

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Endive 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
79
Endive
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
19
Endive
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
8%
Endive
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
3%
Endive
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Endive
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.027g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Endive
Endive is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.55g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Endive
Endive is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Endive
Endive is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Endive - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168412/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.