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Jícama vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition 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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Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Iron +213.3%
Contains more Calcium +2191.7%
Contains more Potassium +322%
Contains more Magnesium +908.3%
Contains more Copper +295.8%
Contains more Zinc +587.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +377.8%
Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Iron +213.3%
Contains more Calcium +2191.7%
Contains more Potassium +322%
Contains more Magnesium +908.3%
Contains more Copper +295.8%
Contains more Zinc +587.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +377.8%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +461.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +261.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +461.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +261.9%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
11
Jícama
11
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
6
Jícama
43
Mexican tea

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 the food
Protein
4%
Jícama
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
0%
Jícama
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Jícama Mexican tea
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Mexican tea
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 39mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Jícama Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 38 32 Jícama
Protein 0.72 0.33 Jícama
Fats 0.09 0.52 Mexican tea
Vitamin C 20.2 3.6 Jícama
Carbs 8.82 7.44 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 1.88 Mexican tea
Calcium 12 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 150 633 Mexican tea
Magnesium 12 121 Mexican tea
Sugars 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 4.9 3.8 Jícama
Copper 0.048 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 0.16 1.1 Mexican tea
Starch
Phosphorus 18 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 4 43 Jícama
Vitamin A 21 57 Mexican tea
Vitamin E 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.028 Mexican tea
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.639 Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.135 0.179 Mexican tea
Vitamin B6 0.042 0.152 Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Jícama
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043 Jícama
Tryptophan
Threonine 0.018 Jícama
Isoleucine 0.016 Jícama
Leucine 0.025 Jícama
Lysine 0.026 Jícama
Methionine 0.007 Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.017 Jícama
Valine 0.022 Jícama
Histidine 0.019 Jícama
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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