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Jícama vs Bell pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Jícama and Bell pepper?

  • Jícama is richer in Fiber, yet Bell pepper is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin K.
  • Bell pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 67% higher.
  • Jícama has 3 times more Fiber than Bell pepper. Jícama has 4.9g of Fiber, while Bell pepper has 1.7g.

We used Yambean (jicama), raw and Peppers, sweet, green, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +76.5%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains more Potassium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains more Potassium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -25%

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 E +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin C +298%
Contains more Vitamin A +1661.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2366.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.028
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 268% 23% 8% 0% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 0% 19% 8%
Contains more Vitamin E +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin C +298%
Contains more Vitamin A +1661.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2366.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.028

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
34
Bell pepper
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
9
Bell pepper

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
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Bell pepper

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

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Jícama Bell pepper
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 is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.6g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.037g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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 Jícama Bell pepper Opinion
Calories 38 20 Jícama
Protein 0.72 0.86 Bell pepper
Fats 0.09 0.17 Bell pepper
Vitamin C 20.2 80.4 Bell pepper
Net carbs 3.9200000762939453 2.940000057220459 Jícama
Carbs 8.82 4.64 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.34 Jícama
Calcium 12 10 Jícama
Potassium 150 175 Bell pepper
Magnesium 12 10 Jícama
Sugar 1.8 2.4 Jícama
Fiber 4.9 1.7 Jícama
Copper 0.048 0.066 Bell pepper
Zinc 0.16 0.13 Jícama
Starch 0 Bell pepper
Phosphorus 18 20 Bell pepper
Sodium 4 3 Bell pepper
Vitamin A 21 370 Bell pepper
Vitamin E 0.46 0.37 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.057 Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.028 Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.48 Bell pepper
Vitamin B5 0.135 0.099 Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.042 0.224 Bell pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 7.4 Bell pepper
Folate 12 10 Jícama
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.058 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.008 Bell pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043 0.062 Bell pepper
Tryptophan 0.012 Bell pepper
Threonine 0.018 0.036 Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.016 0.024 Bell pepper
Leucine 0.025 0.036 Bell pepper
Lysine 0.026 0.039 Bell pepper
Methionine 0.007 0.007
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.092 Bell pepper
Valine 0.022 0.036 Bell pepper
Histidine 0.019 0.01 Jícama
Fructose 1.12 Bell pepper

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. Bell pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170427/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.