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Jícama vs Chives - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jícama and Chives different?

  • Jícama is higher in Fiber, however Chives are richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Calcium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Chives is 177% higher.
  • Jícama contains 2 times more Fiber than Chives. While Jícama contains 4.9g of Fiber, Chives contain only 2.5g.

Yambean (jicama), raw and Chives, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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
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8
Chives
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Calcium +666.7%
Contains more Potassium +97.3%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Copper +227.1%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.2%
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 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Calcium +666.7%
Contains more Potassium +97.3%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Copper +227.1%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.2%
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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Chives
Contains more Vitamin E +119%
Contains more Vitamin C +187.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +20628.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +223.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +70800%
Contains more Folate +775%
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 194% 262% 5% 0% 20% 27% 13% 20% 32% 0% 532% 79%
Contains more Vitamin E +119%
Contains more Vitamin C +187.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +20628.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +223.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +70800%
Contains more Folate +775%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Chives Opinion
Calories 38kcal 30kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 3.27g Chives
Fats 0.09g 0.73g Chives
Vitamin C 20.2mg 58.1mg Chives
Net carbs 3.92g 1.85g Jícama
Carbs 8.82g 4.35g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 1.6mg Chives
Calcium 12mg 92mg Chives
Potassium 150mg 296mg Chives
Magnesium 12mg 42mg Chives
Sugar 1.8g 1.85g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 2.5g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.157mg Chives
Zinc 0.16mg 0.56mg Chives
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 58mg Chives
Sodium 4mg 3mg Chives
Vitamin A 21IU 4353IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.21mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.078mg Chives
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.115mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.647mg Chives
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.324mg Chives
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.138mg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 212.7µg Chives
Folate 12µg 105µg Chives
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.146g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.095g Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.267g Chives
Tryptophan mg 0.037mg Chives
Threonine 0.018mg 0.128mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.139mg Chives
Leucine 0.025mg 0.195mg Chives
Lysine 0.026mg 0.163mg Chives
Methionine 0.007mg 0.036mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.105mg Chives
Valine 0.022mg 0.145mg Chives
Histidine 0.019mg 0.057mg Chives
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Chives
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
98
Chives
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
30
Chives

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
20%
Chives
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
4%
Chives
Fats
0%
Jícama
3%
Chives

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.125g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chives
Chives is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chives
Chives 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. Chives - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169994/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.