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Jícama vs Bamboo shoot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jícama and Bamboo shoot different?

  • Jícama is higher in Vitamin C, and Fiber, however Bamboo shoot is richer in Copper, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Manganese, Zinc, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Jícama is 18% higher.
  • Jícama contains 2 times more Fiber than Bamboo shoot. While Jícama contains 4.9g of Fiber, Bamboo shoot contains only 2.2g.

Yambean (jicama), raw and Bamboo shoots, 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
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Potassium +255.3%
Contains more Copper +295.8%
Contains more Zinc +587.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.8%
Equal in Calcium - 13
Equal in Sodium - 4
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 4% 48% 3% 64% 30% 26% 1%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Potassium +255.3%
Contains more Copper +295.8%
Contains more Zinc +587.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.8%
Equal in Calcium - 13
Equal in Sodium - 4

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 C +405%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +471.4%
Equal in Vitamin A - 20
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 2% 20% 0% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +405%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +471.4%
Equal in Vitamin A - 20

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 Bamboo shoot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Bamboo shoot Opinion
Calories 38kcal 27kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 2.6g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.09g 0.3g Bamboo shoot
Vitamin C 20.2mg 4mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 3g Jícama
Carbs 8.82g 5.2g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.5mg Jícama
Calcium 12mg 13mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 150mg 533mg Bamboo shoot
Magnesium 12mg 3mg Jícama
Sugar 1.8g 3g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 2.2g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.19mg Bamboo shoot
Zinc 0.16mg 1.1mg Bamboo shoot
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 59mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 4mg 4mg
Vitamin A 21IU 20IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.46mg 1mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.15mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.07mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.6mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.161mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.24mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0µg Jícama
Folate 12µg 7µg Jícama
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.069g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.007g Bamboo shoot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.134g Bamboo shoot
Tryptophan mg 0.027mg Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.018mg 0.086mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.088mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.025mg 0.14mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.026mg 0.134mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.007mg 0.03mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.09mg Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.022mg 0.106mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.019mg 0.042mg Bamboo shoot
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Bamboo shoot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
14
Bamboo shoot
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
24
Bamboo shoot

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
16%
Bamboo shoot
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
5%
Bamboo shoot
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Bamboo shoot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.048g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot 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 contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (4 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. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/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.