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Jícama vs Chinese broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Jícama and Chinese broccoli

  • Jícama has more Fiber, however Chinese broccoli has more Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Manganese, Calcium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Chinese broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 70% more.
  • Jícama has 2 times more Fiber than Chinese broccoli. Jícama has 4.9g of Fiber, while Chinese broccoli has 2.5g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Yambean (jicama), raw and Broccoli, chinese, cooked.

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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 -42.9%
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Potassium +74%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +27.1%
Contains more Zinc +143.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +127.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.56
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 30% 24% 13% 21% 11% 18% 1%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Potassium +74%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +27.1%
Contains more Zinc +143.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +127.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.56

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 +39.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +7700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +403.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +28166.7%
Contains more Folate +725%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.48
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 94% 99% 10% 0% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 0% 212% 75%
Contains more Vitamin C +39.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +7700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +403.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +28166.7%
Contains more Folate +725%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.48

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Chinese broccoli Opinion
Calories 38kcal 22kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 1.14g Chinese broccoli
Fats 0.09g 0.72g Chinese broccoli
Vitamin C 20.2mg 28.2mg Chinese broccoli
Net carbs 3.92g 1.31g Jícama
Carbs 8.82g 3.81g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.56mg Jícama
Calcium 12mg 100mg Chinese broccoli
Potassium 150mg 261mg Chinese broccoli
Magnesium 12mg 18mg Chinese broccoli
Sugar 1.8g 0.84g Chinese broccoli
Fiber 4.9g 2.5g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.061mg Chinese broccoli
Zinc 0.16mg 0.39mg Chinese broccoli
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 41mg Chinese broccoli
Sodium 4mg 7mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 1638IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.48mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.095mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.146mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.437mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.159mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.07mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 84.8µg Chinese broccoli
Folate 12µg 99µg Chinese broccoli
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.11g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.05g Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.33g Chinese broccoli
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 Chinese 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
48
Chinese broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
17
Chinese 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
7%
Chinese broccoli
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
4%
Chinese broccoli
Fats
0%
Jícama
3%
Chinese broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.089g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.96g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Chinese broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/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.