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Jícama vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition 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
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Contains more Iron +114.3%
Contains more Copper +17.1%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Potassium - 147
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Contains more Iron +114.3%
Contains more Copper +17.1%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Potassium - 147
Equal in Magnesium - 13

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 +621.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +1433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +5366.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.04
Contains more Vitamin C +621.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +1433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +5366.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.04

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
11
Jícama
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
6
Jícama
6
Cucumber

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 the food
Protein
4%
Jícama
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
4%
Cucumber
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Jícama Cucumber
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Cucumber
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sugars (difference - 0.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Jícama Cucumber Opinion
Calories 38 15 Jícama
Protein 0.72 0.65 Jícama
Fats 0.09 0.11 Cucumber
Vitamin C 20.2 2.8 Jícama
Carbs 8.82 3.63 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.28 Jícama
Calcium 12 16 Cucumber
Potassium 150 147 Jícama
Magnesium 12 13 Cucumber
Sugars 1.8 1.67 Jícama
Fiber 4.9 0.5 Jícama
Copper 0.048 0.041 Jícama
Zinc 0.16 0.2 Cucumber
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 18 24 Cucumber
Sodium 4 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 21 105 Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.46 0.03 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.027 Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.033 Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.098 Jícama
Vitamin B5 0.135 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.042 0.04 Jícama
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 16.4 Cucumber
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.037 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.005
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043 0.032 Jícama
Tryptophan 0.005 Cucumber
Threonine 0.018 0.019 Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.016 0.021 Cucumber
Leucine 0.025 0.029 Cucumber
Lysine 0.026 0.029 Cucumber
Methionine 0.007 0.006 Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.019 Cucumber
Valine 0.022 0.022
Histidine 0.019 0.01 Jícama
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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