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Jícama vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Jícama and Broccoli

  • Jícama has more Fiber, while Broccoli has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Manganese.
  • Broccoli covers your daily need of Vitamin K 84% more than Jícama.
  • Jícama contains 2 times more Fiber than Broccoli. While Jícama contains 4.9g of Fiber, Broccoli contains only 2.6g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Yambean (jicama), raw and Broccoli, 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 -87.9%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Calcium +291.7%
Contains more Potassium +110.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Zinc +156.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.049
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Contains less Sodium -87.9%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Calcium +291.7%
Contains more Potassium +110.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Zinc +156.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.049

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 +341.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +2866.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +303.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +324.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +33766.7%
Contains more Folate +425%
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 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +341.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +2866.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +303.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +324.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +33766.7%
Contains more Folate +425%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Broccoli Opinion
Calories 38kcal 34kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 2.82g Broccoli
Fats 0.09g 0.37g Broccoli
Vitamin C 20.2mg 89.2mg Broccoli
Net carbs 3.92g 4.04g Broccoli
Carbs 8.82g 6.64g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.73mg Broccoli
Calcium 12mg 47mg Broccoli
Potassium 150mg 316mg Broccoli
Magnesium 12mg 21mg Broccoli
Sugar 1.8g 1.7g Broccoli
Fiber 4.9g 2.6g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.049mg Broccoli
Zinc 0.16mg 0.41mg Broccoli
Starch g 0g Broccoli
Phosphorus 18mg 66mg Broccoli
Sodium 4mg 33mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 623IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.78mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.071mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.639mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.175mg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 101.6µg Broccoli
Folate 12µg 63µg Broccoli
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.039g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.011g Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.038g Jícama
Tryptophan mg 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.018mg 0.088mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.079mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.025mg 0.129mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.026mg 0.135mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.007mg 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Valine 0.022mg 0.125mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.019mg 0.059mg Broccoli
Fructose g 0.68g Broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Broccoli
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
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
18
Broccoli

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
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
7%
Broccoli
Fats
0%
Jícama
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
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 - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli 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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.