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Jícama vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jícama and Ginger different?

  • Jícama is higher in Vitamin C, and Fiber, however Ginger is richer in Copper, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Magnesium, and Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Ginger is 20% higher.
  • Jícama contains 4 times more Vitamin C than Ginger. While Jícama contains 20.2mg of Vitamin C, Ginger contains only 5mg.

Yambean (jicama), raw and Ginger root, raw are the varieties 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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Ginger
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.9%
Contains more Potassium +176.7%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Copper +370.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.9%
Contains more Potassium +176.7%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Copper +370.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.6

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +304%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +275%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +281%
Equal in Folate - 11
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 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +304%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +275%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +281%
Equal in Folate - 11

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 3.92g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 0.72g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.09g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 8.82g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 38kcal 80kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.8g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 4.9g 2g Jícama
Calcium 12mg 16mg Ginger
Iron 0.6mg 0.6mg
Magnesium 12mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 18mg 34mg Ginger
Potassium 150mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 4mg 13mg Jícama
Zinc 0.16mg 0.34mg Ginger
Copper 0.048mg 0.226mg Ginger
Vitamin A 21IU 0IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.26mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 20.2mg 5mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.025mg Ginger
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.034mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.203mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.16mg Ginger
Folate 12µg 11µg Jícama
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.1µg Jícama
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Ginger
Threonine 0.018mg 0.036mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.051mg Ginger
Leucine 0.025mg 0.074mg Ginger
Lysine 0.026mg 0.057mg Ginger
Methionine 0.007mg 0.013mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine 0.022mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine 0.019mg 0.03mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.203g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jícama Ginger
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
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
18%
Ginger
Fats
0%
Jícama
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.182g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.