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Jícama vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Jícama and Daikon

  • Jícama has more Fiber, while Daikon has more Copper.
  • Jícama covers your daily need of Fiber 13% more than Daikon.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Yambean (jicama), raw and Radishes, oriental, 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
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Daikon
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +51.3%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +139.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.8%
Equal in Zinc - 0.15
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +51.3%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +139.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.8%
Equal in Zinc - 0.15

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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Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Equal in Vitamin C - 22
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.02
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.138
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.046
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.3
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 74% 0% 0% 0% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 0% 1% 22%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Equal in Vitamin C - 22
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.02
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.138
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.046
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.3

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Daikon Opinion
Calories 38kcal 18kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 0.6g Jícama
Fats 0.09g 0.1g Daikon
Vitamin C 20.2mg 22mg Daikon
Net carbs 3.92g 2.5g Jícama
Carbs 8.82g 4.1g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.4mg Jícama
Calcium 12mg 27mg Daikon
Potassium 150mg 227mg Daikon
Magnesium 12mg 16mg Daikon
Sugar 1.8g 2.5g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 1.6g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.115mg Daikon
Zinc 0.16mg 0.15mg Jícama
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 23mg Daikon
Sodium 4mg 21mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 0IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.02mg
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.02mg Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.2mg
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.138mg Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.046mg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.3µg
Folate 12µg 28µg Daikon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.03g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.017g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.045g Daikon
Tryptophan mg 0.003mg Daikon
Threonine 0.018mg 0.025mg Daikon
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.026mg Daikon
Leucine 0.025mg 0.031mg Daikon
Lysine 0.026mg 0.03mg Daikon
Methionine 0.007mg 0.006mg Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.02mg Daikon
Valine 0.022mg 0.028mg Daikon
Histidine 0.019mg 0.011mg Jícama
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jícama Daikon
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
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
14
Daikon

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%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
4%
Daikon
Fats
0%
Jícama
0%
Daikon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Daikon
Daikon 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. Daikon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168451/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

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