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Jícama vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Jícama and Beetroot

  • Jícama has more Vitamin C, and Fiber, while Beetroot has more Folate, Manganese, and Potassium.
  • Beetroot covers your daily need of Folate 24% more than Jícama.
  • Jícama contains 4 times more Vitamin C than Beetroot. While Jícama contains 20.2mg of Vitamin C, Beetroot contains only 4.9mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Jícama is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Yambean (jicama), raw and Beets, 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 less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +116.7%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +56.3%
Contains more Zinc +118.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +116.7%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +56.3%
Contains more Zinc +118.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.2%

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 +312.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +1050%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.5%
Contains more Folate +808.3%
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 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Contains more Vitamin C +312.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +1050%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.5%
Contains more Folate +808.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Beetroot Opinion
Calories 38kcal 43kcal Beetroot
Protein 0.72g 1.61g Beetroot
Fats 0.09g 0.17g Beetroot
Vitamin C 20.2mg 4.9mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 6.76g Beetroot
Carbs 8.82g 9.56g Beetroot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.8mg Beetroot
Calcium 12mg 16mg Beetroot
Potassium 150mg 325mg Beetroot
Magnesium 12mg 23mg Beetroot
Sugar 1.8g 6.76g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 2.8g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.075mg Beetroot
Zinc 0.16mg 0.35mg Beetroot
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 40mg Beetroot
Sodium 4mg 78mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 33IU Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.04mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.031mg Beetroot
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.04mg Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.334mg Beetroot
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.155mg Beetroot
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.067mg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.2µg Jícama
Folate 12µg 109µg Beetroot
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.027g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.032g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.06g Beetroot
Tryptophan mg 0.019mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.018mg 0.047mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.048mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.025mg 0.068mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.026mg 0.058mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.007mg 0.018mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.046mg Beetroot
Valine 0.022mg 0.056mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.019mg 0.021mg Beetroot
Fructose g g

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Jícama Beetroot
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
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
18
Beetroot

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
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
10%
Beetroot
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Beetroot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 74mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beetroot
Beetroot 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. Jícama - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170073/nutrients
  2. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.