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Garlic vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Garlic and Jícama different?

  • Garlic is richer in Vitamin B6, Manganese, Copper, Selenium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B1, Iron, and Vitamin C, while Jícama is higher in Fiber.
  • Garlic covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 92% more than Jícama.
  • Garlic contains 28 times more Manganese than Jícama. Garlic contains 1.672mg of Manganese, while Jícama contains 0.06mg.

Garlic, raw and Yambean (jicama), raw types were used in this article.

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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
Garlic
7
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Contains more Calcium +1408.3%
Contains more Iron +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +750%
Contains more Potassium +167.3%
Contains more Zinc +625%
Contains more Copper +522.9%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 55% 64% 18% 66% 36% 3% 32% 100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +1408.3%
Contains more Iron +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +750%
Contains more Potassium +167.3%
Contains more Zinc +625%
Contains more Copper +522.9%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%

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
Garlic
7
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Contains more Vitamin C +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +279.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +341.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2840.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Folate +300%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 105% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 3% 0% 5%
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 C +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +279.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +341.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2840.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Folate +300%

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.
Garlic 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 Garlic Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 30.96g 3.92g Garlic
Protein 6.36g 0.72g Garlic
Fats 0.5g 0.09g Garlic
Carbs 33.06g 8.82g Garlic
Calories 149kcal 38kcal Garlic
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1g 1.8g Garlic
Fiber 2.1g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 181mg 12mg Garlic
Iron 1.7mg 0.6mg Garlic
Magnesium 25mg 12mg Garlic
Phosphorus 153mg 18mg Garlic
Potassium 401mg 150mg Garlic
Sodium 17mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 1.16mg 0.16mg Garlic
Copper 0.299mg 0.048mg Garlic
Vitamin A 9IU 21IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.2mg 20.2mg Garlic
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.02mg Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.029mg Garlic
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.2mg Garlic
Vitamin B5 0.596mg 0.135mg Garlic
Vitamin B6 1.235mg 0.042mg Garlic
Folate 3µg 12µg Jícama
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 0.3µg Garlic
Tryptophan 0.066mg mg Garlic
Threonine 0.157mg 0.018mg Garlic
Isoleucine 0.217mg 0.016mg Garlic
Leucine 0.308mg 0.025mg Garlic
Lysine 0.273mg 0.026mg Garlic
Methionine 0.076mg 0.007mg Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.183mg 0.017mg Garlic
Valine 0.291mg 0.022mg Garlic
Histidine 0.113mg 0.019mg Garlic
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.005g Garlic
Polyunsaturated fat 0.249g 0.043g Garlic

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Garlic 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
43
Garlic
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
46
Garlic
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
38%
Garlic
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
33%
Garlic
9%
Jícama
Fats
2%
Garlic
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.068g)
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 - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garlic
Garlic 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. Garlic - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169230/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.