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Jícama vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jícama and Jerusalem artichoke different?

  • Jícama is higher in Vitamin C, and Fiber, however Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, Copper, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Jerusalem artichoke is 35% higher.
  • Jícama contains 5 times more Vitamin C than Jerusalem artichoke. While Jícama contains 20.2mg of Vitamin C, Jerusalem artichoke contains only 4mg.

Yambean (jicama), raw and Jerusalem-artichokes, 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
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +186%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +191.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Equal in Sodium - 4
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +186%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +191.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Equal in Sodium - 4

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 C +405%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 20
Equal in Folate - 13
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 14% 2% 4% 0% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 0% 1% 10%
Contains more Vitamin C +405%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 20
Equal in Folate - 13

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 38kcal 73kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 0.72g 2g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.09g 0.01g Jícama
Vitamin C 20.2mg 4mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 15.84g Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 8.82g 17.44g Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 12mg 14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 150mg 429mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 12mg 17mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sugar 1.8g 9.6g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 1.6g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.16mg 0.12mg Jícama
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4mg 4mg
Vitamin A 21IU 20IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.19mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.06mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 1.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.397mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.077mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.1µg Jícama
Folate 12µg 13µg Jerusalem artichoke
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.004g Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.001g Jícama
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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Jícama Jerusalem artichoke
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
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
33
Jerusalem artichoke

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
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
0%
Jícama
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke 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 contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (4 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. Jerusalem artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169236/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.