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Jícama vs Garlic - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jícama and Garlic different?

  • Jícama is richer in Fiber, while Garlic is higher in Vitamin B6, Manganese, Copper, Selenium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B1, Iron, and Vitamin C.
  • Garlic covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 92% more than Jícama.
  • Jícama contains 2 times more Fiber than Garlic. Jícama contains 4.9g of Fiber, while Garlic contains 2.1g.

Yambean (jicama), raw and Garlic, raw types were used in this article.

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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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Garlic
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Contains more Iron +183.3%
Contains more Calcium +1408.3%
Contains more Potassium +167.3%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +522.9%
Contains more Zinc +625%
Contains more Phosphorus +750%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 64% 55% 36% 18% 100% 32% 66% 3%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Contains more Iron +183.3%
Contains more Calcium +1408.3%
Contains more Potassium +167.3%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +522.9%
Contains more Zinc +625%
Contains more Phosphorus +750%

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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Garlic
Contains more Vitamin A +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +279.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +341.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2840.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +466.7%
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 105% 1% 2% 0% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 0% 5% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +279.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +341.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2840.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +466.7%

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 Garlic
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 Garlic Opinion
Calories 38kcal 149kcal Garlic
Protein 0.72g 6.36g Garlic
Fats 0.09g 0.5g Garlic
Vitamin C 20.2mg 31.2mg Garlic
Net carbs 3.92g 30.96g Garlic
Carbs 8.82g 33.06g Garlic
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 1.7mg Garlic
Calcium 12mg 181mg Garlic
Potassium 150mg 401mg Garlic
Magnesium 12mg 25mg Garlic
Sugar 1.8g 1g Garlic
Fiber 4.9g 2.1g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.299mg Garlic
Zinc 0.16mg 1.16mg Garlic
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 153mg Garlic
Sodium 4mg 17mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 9IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.08mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.2mg Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.11mg Garlic
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.7mg Garlic
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.596mg Garlic
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 1.235mg Garlic
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 1.7µg Garlic
Folate 12µg 3µg Jícama
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.089g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.011g Garlic
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.249g Garlic
Tryptophan mg 0.066mg Garlic
Threonine 0.018mg 0.157mg Garlic
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.217mg Garlic
Leucine 0.025mg 0.308mg Garlic
Lysine 0.026mg 0.273mg Garlic
Methionine 0.007mg 0.076mg Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.183mg Garlic
Valine 0.022mg 0.291mg Garlic
Histidine 0.019mg 0.113mg Garlic
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Garlic
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
43
Garlic
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
46
Garlic

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
38%
Garlic
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
33%
Garlic
Fats
0%
Jícama
2%
Garlic

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.068g)
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 - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garlic
Garlic 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. Garlic - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169230/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.