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Ginger vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ginger and Jícama different?

  • Ginger is higher in Copper, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Magnesium, and Manganese, however Jícama is richer in Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Ginger is 20% higher.
  • Ginger contains 4 times more Manganese than Jícama. While Ginger contains 0.229mg of Manganese, Jícama contains only 0.06mg.

Ginger root, raw and Yambean (jicama), raw are the varieties 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
Ginger
6
:
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +176.7%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +370.8%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +176.7%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +370.8%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.6

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
Ginger
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +275%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +281%
Contains more Vitamin C +304%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Folate - 12
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
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 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +275%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +281%
Contains more Vitamin C +304%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Folate - 12

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
Ginger
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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
11%
Ginger
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
9%
Jícama
Fats
3%
Ginger
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.
Ginger Jícama
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger 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 - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.182g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Ginger Jícama Opinion
Calories 80 38 Ginger
Protein 1.82 0.72 Ginger
Fats 0.75 0.09 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 20.2 Jícama
Net carbs 15.770000457763672 3.9200000762939453 Ginger
Carbs 17.77 8.82 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.6
Calcium 16 12 Ginger
Potassium 415 150 Ginger
Magnesium 43 12 Ginger
Sugar 1.7 1.8 Ginger
Fiber 2 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.226 0.048 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.16 Ginger
Starch
Phosphorus 34 18 Ginger
Sodium 13 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 0 21 Jícama
Vitamin E 0.26 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.02 Ginger
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.029 Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.2 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.135 Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.042 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.3 Jícama
Folate 11 12 Jícama
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.005 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.043 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 Ginger
Threonine 0.036 0.018 Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051 0.016 Ginger
Leucine 0.074 0.025 Ginger
Lysine 0.057 0.026 Ginger
Methionine 0.013 0.007 Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045 0.017 Ginger
Valine 0.073 0.022 Ginger
Histidine 0.03 0.019 Ginger
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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.