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Jícama vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Jícama and Napa cabbage

  • Jícama has more Vitamin C, while Napa cabbage has more Folate, Manganese, and Copper.
  • Jícama covers your daily need of Vitamin C 19% more than Napa cabbage.
  • Jícama contains 2 times more Potassium than Napa cabbage. While Jícama contains 150mg of Potassium, Napa cabbage contains only 87mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Yambean (jicama), raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked.

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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 Magnesium +50%
Contains more Potassium +72.4%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +141.7%
Contains more Iron +23.3%
Contains more Copper +100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 19
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Potassium +72.4%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +141.7%
Contains more Iron +23.3%
Contains more Copper +100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 19

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 +531.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1152.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +133%
Contains more Folate +258.3%
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 16% 0% 0% 11% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +531.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1152.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +133%
Contains more Folate +258.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 3.92g 2.23g Jícama
Protein 0.72g 1.1g Napa cabbage
Fats 0.09g 0.17g Napa cabbage
Carbs 8.82g 2.23g Jícama
Calories 38kcal 12kcal Jícama
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.8g g Napa cabbage
Fiber 4.9g g Jícama
Calcium 12mg 29mg Napa cabbage
Iron 0.6mg 0.74mg Napa cabbage
Magnesium 12mg 8mg Jícama
Phosphorus 18mg 19mg Napa cabbage
Potassium 150mg 87mg Jícama
Sodium 4mg 11mg Jícama
Zinc 0.16mg 0.14mg Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.096mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 21IU 263IU Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0.46mg mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 20.2mg 3.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.005mg Jícama
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.025mg Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.466mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.035mg Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.037mg Jícama
Folate 12µg 43µg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg 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
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g g Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g g Jícama

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jícama Napa cabbage
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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
12
Napa cabbage

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
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jícama
Jícama is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.