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Jícama vs Fennel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Jícama and Fennel

  • Jícama has more Vitamin C, and Fiber, however Fennel is richer in Vitamin K, Potassium, Manganese, and Vitamin A.
  • Fennel covers your daily Vitamin K needs 52% more than Jícama.
  • Fennel has 2 times less Vitamin C than Jícama. Jícama has 20.2mg of Vitamin C, while Fennel has 12mg.
  • Jícama contains less Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Yambean (jicama), raw and Fennel, bulb, 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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Fennel
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Calcium +308.3%
Contains more Potassium +176%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +37.5%
Contains more Zinc +25%
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 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Calcium +308.3%
Contains more Potassium +176%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +37.5%
Contains more Zinc +25%
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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Fennel
Contains more Vitamin C +68.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +4485.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +26.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +20833.3%
Contains more Folate +125%
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 40% 58% 12% 0% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 0% 157% 21%
Contains more Vitamin C +68.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +4485.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +26.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +20833.3%
Contains more Folate +125%

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 Fennel
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Fennel Opinion
Calories 38kcal 31kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 1.24g Fennel
Fats 0.09g 0.2g Fennel
Vitamin C 20.2mg 12mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 4.2g Fennel
Carbs 8.82g 7.3g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.73mg Fennel
Calcium 12mg 49mg Fennel
Potassium 150mg 414mg Fennel
Magnesium 12mg 17mg Fennel
Sugar 1.8g 3.93g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 3.1g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.066mg Fennel
Zinc 0.16mg 0.2mg Fennel
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 50mg Fennel
Sodium 4mg 52mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 963IU Fennel
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.58mg Fennel
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.01mg Jícama
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.032mg Fennel
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.64mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.232mg Fennel
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.047mg Fennel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 62.8µg Fennel
Folate 12µg 27µg Fennel
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.09g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.068g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.169g Fennel
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 Fennel
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
28
Fennel
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
18
Fennel

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
7%
Fennel
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
7%
Fennel
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Fennel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.069g)
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 - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fennel
Fennel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fennel
Fennel 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. Fennel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169385/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.