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Jícama vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Jícama and Eggplant

  • Jícama has more Vitamin C, and Fiber, however Eggplant has more Manganese.
  • Jícama's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 20% more.
  • Jícama has 2 times more Choline than Eggplant. Jícama has 13.6mg of Choline, while Eggplant has 6.9mg.
  • Jícama is lower in Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Yambean (jicama), raw and Eggplant, 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 Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +52.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Equal in Zinc - 0.16
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +52.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Equal in Zinc - 0.16

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 E +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +818.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +224.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +108.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1066.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 23
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 10% 0% 68% 5% 7% 4% 9% 10% 9% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 6% 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 17% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin E +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +818.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +224.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +108.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1066.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 23

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 3.92g 2.88g Jícama
Protein 0.72g 0.98g Eggplant
Fats 0.09g 0.18g Eggplant
Carbs 8.82g 5.88g Jícama
Calories 38kcal 25kcal Jícama
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 1.8g 3.53g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 3g Jícama
Calcium 12mg 9mg Jícama
Iron 0.6mg 0.23mg Jícama
Magnesium 12mg 14mg Eggplant
Phosphorus 18mg 24mg Eggplant
Potassium 150mg 229mg Eggplant
Sodium 4mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.16mg 0.16mg
Copper 0.048mg 0.081mg Eggplant
Vitamin A 21IU 23IU Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.3mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 20.2mg 2.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.039mg Eggplant
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.649mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.281mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.084mg Eggplant
Folate 12µg 22µg Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 3.5µg Eggplant
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Eggplant
Threonine 0.018mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.045mg Eggplant
Leucine 0.025mg 0.064mg Eggplant
Lysine 0.026mg 0.047mg Eggplant
Methionine 0.007mg 0.011mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.043mg Eggplant
Valine 0.022mg 0.053mg Eggplant
Histidine 0.019mg 0.023mg Eggplant
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.034g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.016g Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.076g Eggplant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jícama Eggplant
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
10
Eggplant

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
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
6%
Eggplant
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.73g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Eggplant
Eggplant 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 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.

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. Eggplant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169228/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.