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Jícama vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Jícama and Arrowroot

  • Jícama has more Vitamin C, and Fiber, however Arrowroot is richer in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Potassium, and Copper.
  • Arrowroot covers your daily Folate needs 82% more than Jícama.
  • Arrowroot has 11 times less Vitamin C than Jícama. Jícama has 20.2mg of Vitamin C, while Arrowroot has 1.9mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Yambean (jicama), raw and Arrowroot, raw.

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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
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Iron +270%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +444.4%
Contains more Potassium +202.7%
Contains more Zinc +293.8%
Contains more Copper +152.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Iron +270%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +444.4%
Contains more Potassium +202.7%
Contains more Zinc +293.8%
Contains more Copper +152.1%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +963.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +615%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +746.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +533.3%
Contains more Folate +2716.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 19
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +963.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +615%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +746.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +533.3%
Contains more Folate +2716.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 19

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Arrowroot Opinion
Net carbs 3.92g 12.09g Arrowroot
Protein 0.72g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fats 0.09g 0.2g Arrowroot
Carbs 8.82g 13.39g Arrowroot
Calories 38kcal 65kcal Arrowroot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.8g g Arrowroot
Fiber 4.9g 1.3g Jícama
Calcium 12mg 6mg Jícama
Iron 0.6mg 2.22mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 12mg 25mg Arrowroot
Phosphorus 18mg 98mg Arrowroot
Potassium 150mg 454mg Arrowroot
Sodium 4mg 26mg Jícama
Zinc 0.16mg 0.63mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.048mg 0.121mg Arrowroot
Vitamin A 21IU 19IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.46mg mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 20.2mg 1.9mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.143mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.059mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.292mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.266mg Arrowroot
Folate 12µg 338µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Jícama
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine 0.018mg mg Jícama
Isoleucine 0.016mg mg Jícama
Leucine 0.025mg mg Jícama
Lysine 0.026mg mg Jícama
Methionine 0.007mg mg Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.017mg mg Jícama
Valine 0.022mg mg Jícama
Histidine 0.019mg mg Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.039g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.004g Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.092g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jícama Arrowroot
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
10
Jícama
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
31
Arrowroot

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
4%
Jícama
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Arrowroot

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot 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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Jícama - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170073/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.