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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
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Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.9%
Contains more Potassium +176.7%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Copper +370.8%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.9%
Contains more Potassium +176.7%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Copper +370.8%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +304%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Folate - 12
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
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 +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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +304%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Folate - 12

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 3.92g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 0.72g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.09g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 8.82g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 38kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g 1.8g Ginger
Fiber 2g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 16mg 12mg Ginger
Iron 0.6mg 0.6mg
Magnesium 43mg 12mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 18mg Ginger
Potassium 415mg 150mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.34mg 0.16mg Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.048mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 21IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.02mg Ginger
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.029mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.2mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.135mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.042mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 12µg Jícama
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.3µg Jícama
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg 0.018mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.016mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg 0.025mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg 0.026mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg 0.007mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.017mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg 0.022mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.019mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.005g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.043g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Ginger 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
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

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 - 7)
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.

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.