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Jícama vs Drumstick tree - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Jícama and Drumstick tree

  • Jícama has more Fiber, while Drumstick tree has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Drumstick tree covers your daily need of Vitamin C 134% more than Jícama.
  • Jícama contains 2 times more Fiber than Drumstick tree. While Jícama contains 4.9g of Fiber, Drumstick tree contains only 3.2g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Yambean (jicama), raw and Drumstick pods, 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
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +207.3%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Copper +75%
Contains more Zinc +181.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 9% 41% 33% 28% 13% 22% 6%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +207.3%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Copper +75%
Contains more Zinc +181.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.8%

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 +598%
Contains more Vitamin A +252.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +165%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +210%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +488.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +185.7%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
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 470% 5% 0% 0% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +598%
Contains more Vitamin A +252.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +165%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +210%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +488.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +185.7%
Contains more Folate +266.7%

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 Drumstick tree
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index 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 Drumstick tree Opinion
Calories 38kcal 37kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 2.1g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.09g 0.2g Drumstick tree
Vitamin C 20.2mg 141mg Drumstick tree
Net carbs 3.92g 5.33g Drumstick tree
Carbs 8.82g 8.53g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.36mg Jícama
Calcium 12mg 30mg Drumstick tree
Potassium 150mg 461mg Drumstick tree
Magnesium 12mg 45mg Drumstick tree
Sugar 1.8g g Drumstick tree
Fiber 4.9g 3.2g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.084mg Drumstick tree
Zinc 0.16mg 0.45mg Drumstick tree
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 50mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 4mg 42mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 74IU Drumstick tree
Vitamin E 0.46mg mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.053mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.074mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.62mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.794mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.12mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Jícama
Folate 12µg 44µg Drumstick tree
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.033g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.102g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.003g Jícama
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 Drumstick tree
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
52
Drumstick tree
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
20
Drumstick tree

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
13%
Drumstick tree
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
9%
Drumstick tree
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Drumstick tree

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree 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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.