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Jícama vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jícama and Cucumber different?

  • Jícama is richer in Vitamin C, and Fiber, while Cucumber is higher in Vitamin K.
  • Jícama covers your daily need of Vitamin C 19% more than Cucumber.
  • Jícama contains 10 times more Fiber than Cucumber. Jícama contains 4.9g of Fiber, while Cucumber contains 0.5g.

Yambean (jicama), raw and Cucumber, with peel, raw types were 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
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
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
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 Folate +71.4%
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 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 10% 7% 1% 0% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 0% 41% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +621.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +1433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.1%
Contains more Folate +71.4%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Cucumber Opinion
Calories 38kcal 15kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 0.65g Jícama
Fats 0.09g 0.11g Cucumber
Vitamin C 20.2mg 2.8mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 3.13g Jícama
Carbs 8.82g 3.63g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.28mg Jícama
Calcium 12mg 16mg Cucumber
Potassium 150mg 147mg Jícama
Magnesium 12mg 13mg Cucumber
Sugar 1.8g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 4.9g 0.5g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.041mg Jícama
Zinc 0.16mg 0.2mg Cucumber
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Phosphorus 18mg 24mg Cucumber
Sodium 4mg 2mg Cucumber
Vitamin A 21IU 105IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.03mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.027mg Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.033mg Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.098mg Jícama
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.259mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.04mg Jícama
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 16.4µg Cucumber
Folate 12µg 7µg Jícama
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.037g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.005g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.032g Jícama
Tryptophan mg 0.005mg Cucumber
Threonine 0.018mg 0.019mg Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.021mg Cucumber
Leucine 0.025mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Lysine 0.026mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Methionine 0.007mg 0.006mg Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.019mg Cucumber
Valine 0.022mg 0.022mg
Histidine 0.019mg 0.01mg Jícama
Fructose g 0.87g Cucumber

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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 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
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
8
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 food.
Protein
4%
Jícama
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
4%
Cucumber
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.