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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, 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 than Jícama. Endive has 108µg of Vitamin A, 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
:
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +109.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +106.3%
Contains more Zinc +393.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.6%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 16% 28% 11% 33% 22% 12% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +109.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +106.3%
Contains more Zinc +393.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.6%
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 Vitamin K +76900%
Contains more Folate +1083.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +210.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.46
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 22% 131% 9% 0% 20% 18% 8% 54% 5% 0% 578% 107%
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 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 Vitamin K +76900%
Contains more Folate +1083.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +210.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.46

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Endive 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 - 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Endive Jícama Opinion
Calories 17 38 Jícama
Protein 1.25 0.72 Endive
Fats 0.2 0.09 Endive
Vitamin C 6.5 20.2 Jícama
Net carbs 0.25 3.9200000762939453 Jícama
Carbs 3.35 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.83 0.6 Endive
Calcium 52 12 Endive
Potassium 314 150 Endive
Magnesium 15 12 Endive
Sugar 0.25 1.8 Endive
Fiber 3.1 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.099 0.048 Endive
Zinc 0.79 0.16 Endive
Starch
Phosphorus 28 18 Endive
Sodium 22 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 2167 21 Endive
Vitamin E 0.44 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.08 0.02 Endive
Vitamin B2 0.075 0.029 Endive
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.2 Endive
Vitamin B5 0.9 0.135 Endive
Vitamin B6 0.02 0.042 Jícama
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 231 0.3 Endive
Folate 142 12 Endive
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.048 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 0.005 Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087 0.043 Endive
Tryptophan 0.005 Endive
Threonine 0.05 0.018 Endive
Isoleucine 0.072 0.016 Endive
Leucine 0.098 0.025 Endive
Lysine 0.063 0.026 Endive
Methionine 0.014 0.007 Endive
Phenylalanine 0.053 0.017 Endive
Valine 0.063 0.022 Endive
Histidine 0.023 0.019 Endive
Fructose

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.