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Jícama vs Celeriac - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Jícama and Celeriac

  • Jícama has more Vitamin C, and Fiber, however Celeriac has more Vitamin K, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Celeriac is 34% higher.
  • Celeriac has 3 times less Fiber than Jícama. Jícama has 4.9g of Fiber, while Celeriac has 1.8g.
  • Jícama is lower in Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Yambean (jicama), raw and Celeriac, 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 -96%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +45.8%
Contains more Zinc +106.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +538.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 13% 27% 15% 24% 10% 50% 14%
Contains less Sodium -96%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +45.8%
Contains more Zinc +106.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +538.9%

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 +152.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +27.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +160.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +292.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +13566.7%
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 27% 0% 8% 0% 13% 14% 14% 22% 39% 0% 103% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +152.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +27.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +160.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +292.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +13566.7%

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 Celeriac
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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Celeriac Opinion
Calories 38kcal 42kcal Celeriac
Protein 0.72g 1.5g Celeriac
Fats 0.09g 0.3g Celeriac
Vitamin C 20.2mg 8mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 7.4g Celeriac
Carbs 8.82g 9.2g Celeriac
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.7mg Celeriac
Calcium 12mg 43mg Celeriac
Potassium 150mg 300mg Celeriac
Magnesium 12mg 20mg Celeriac
Sugar 1.8g 1.6g Celeriac
Fiber 4.9g 1.8g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.07mg Celeriac
Zinc 0.16mg 0.33mg Celeriac
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 115mg Celeriac
Sodium 4mg 100mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 0IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.36mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.05mg Celeriac
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.06mg Celeriac
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.7mg Celeriac
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.352mg Celeriac
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.165mg Celeriac
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 41µg Celeriac
Folate 12µg 8µg Jícama
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.079g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.058g Celeriac
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.148g Celeriac
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
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jícama Celeriac
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
20
Celeriac
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
22
Celeriac

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
9%
Celeriac
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
9%
Celeriac
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Celeriac

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 96mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.058g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Celeriac
Celeriac is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.2g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Celeriac
Celeriac 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 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. Celeriac - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170400/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.