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Jícama vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Jícama and Mexican tea?

  • Jícama is higher in Vitamin C, yet Mexican tea is higher in Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Iron, Copper, Potassium, and Phosphorus.
  • Mexican tea's daily need coverage for Manganese is 132% more.
  • Jícama has 6 times more Vitamin C than Mexican tea. While Jícama has 20.2mg of Vitamin C, Mexican tea has only 3.6mg.

We used Yambean (jicama), raw and Epazote, raw types 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 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%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
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 Folate +1691.7%
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 12% 4% 0% 0% 7% 81% 12% 11% 36% 0% 0% 162%
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 Folate +1691.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 38kcal 32kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 0.33g Jícama
Fats 0.09g 0.52g Mexican tea
Vitamin C 20.2mg 3.6mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 3.64g Jícama
Carbs 8.82g 7.44g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Calcium 12mg 275mg Mexican tea
Potassium 150mg 633mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 12mg 121mg Mexican tea
Sugar 1.8g g Mexican tea
Fiber 4.9g 3.8g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Zinc 0.16mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 86mg Mexican tea
Sodium 4mg 43mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 57IU Mexican tea
Vitamin E 0.46mg mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.028mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.179mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.152mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Jícama
Folate 12µg 215µg Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g g Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g g 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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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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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
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
54
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 food.
Protein
4%
Jícama
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
0%
Jícama
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (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 - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

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. Mexican tea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169398/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.