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Jícama vs Endive - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Jícama and Endive?

  • Jícama is richer in Vitamin C, and Fiber, yet Endive is richer in Vitamin K, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B5, Vitamin A, Zinc, and Copper.
  • Endive's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 192% higher.
  • Jícama has 3 times more Vitamin C than Endive. Jícama has 20.2mg of Vitamin C, while Endive has 6.5mg.

We used Yambean (jicama), raw and Endive, raw types in this 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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Endive
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +109.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +106.3%
Contains more Zinc +393.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 16% 28% 11% 33% 22% 12% 3%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +109.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +106.3%
Contains more Zinc +393.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.6%

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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Endive
Contains more Vitamin C +210.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110%
Contains more Vitamin A +10219%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +158.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +76900%
Contains more Folate +1083.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.44
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 22% 131% 9% 0% 20% 18% 8% 54% 5% 0% 578% 107%
Contains more Vitamin C +210.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110%
Contains more Vitamin A +10219%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +158.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +76900%
Contains more Folate +1083.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.44

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Endive Opinion
Calories 38kcal 17kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 1.25g Endive
Fats 0.09g 0.2g Endive
Vitamin C 20.2mg 6.5mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 0.25g Jícama
Carbs 8.82g 3.35g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.83mg Endive
Calcium 12mg 52mg Endive
Potassium 150mg 314mg Endive
Magnesium 12mg 15mg Endive
Sugar 1.8g 0.25g Endive
Fiber 4.9g 3.1g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.099mg Endive
Zinc 0.16mg 0.79mg Endive
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 28mg Endive
Sodium 4mg 22mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 2167IU Endive
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.44mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.08mg Endive
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.075mg Endive
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.4mg Endive
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.9mg Endive
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.02mg Jícama
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 231µg Endive
Folate 12µg 142µg Endive
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.048g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.004g Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.087g Endive
Tryptophan mg 0.005mg Endive
Threonine 0.018mg 0.05mg Endive
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.072mg Endive
Leucine 0.025mg 0.098mg Endive
Lysine 0.026mg 0.063mg Endive
Methionine 0.007mg 0.014mg Endive
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.053mg Endive
Valine 0.022mg 0.063mg Endive
Histidine 0.019mg 0.023mg Endive
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Endive
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
79
Endive
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
19
Endive

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
8%
Endive
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
3%
Endive
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Endive

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.027g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Endive
Endive is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.55g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Endive
Endive is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Endive
Endive is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Endive - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168412/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.