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Jícama vs Nori - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jícama and Nori different?

  • Jícama is higher in Fiber, however Nori is richer in Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, Copper, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Nori is 40% higher.
  • Jícama contains 16 times more Fiber than Nori. While Jícama contains 4.9g of Fiber, Nori contains only 0.3g.

Yambean (jicama), raw and Seaweed, laver, 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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Nori
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +483.3%
Contains more Potassium +137.3%
Contains more Copper +450%
Contains more Zinc +556.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 68% 22% 32% 2% 88% 29% 25% 7%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +483.3%
Contains more Potassium +137.3%
Contains more Copper +450%
Contains more Zinc +556.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.2%

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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Nori
Contains more Vitamin C +93.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +24671.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +390%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1437.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +635%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +285.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1233.3%
Contains more Folate +1116.7%
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 130% 313% 20% 0% 25% 103% 28% 32% 37% 0% 10% 110%
Contains more Vitamin C +93.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +24671.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +390%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1437.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +635%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +285.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1233.3%
Contains more Folate +1116.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Nori Opinion
Calories 38kcal 35kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 5.81g Nori
Fats 0.09g 0.28g Nori
Vitamin C 20.2mg 39mg Nori
Net carbs 3.92g 4.81g Nori
Carbs 8.82g 5.11g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 1.8mg Nori
Calcium 12mg 70mg Nori
Potassium 150mg 356mg Nori
Magnesium 12mg 2mg Jícama
Sugar 1.8g 0.49g Nori
Fiber 4.9g 0.3g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.264mg Nori
Zinc 0.16mg 1.05mg Nori
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 58mg Nori
Sodium 4mg 48mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 5202IU Nori
Vitamin E 0.46mg 1mg Nori
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.098mg Nori
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.446mg Nori
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 1.47mg Nori
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.521mg Nori
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.159mg Nori
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 4µg Nori
Folate 12µg 146µg Nori
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.061g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.025g Nori
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.11g Nori
Tryptophan mg 0.043mg Nori
Threonine 0.018mg 0.232mg Nori
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.259mg Nori
Leucine 0.025mg 0.501mg Nori
Lysine 0.026mg 0.222mg Nori
Methionine 0.007mg 0.145mg Nori
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.273mg Nori
Valine 0.022mg 0.402mg Nori
Histidine 0.019mg 0.14mg Nori
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Nori
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
67
Nori
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
34
Nori

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
35%
Nori
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
5%
Nori
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Nori

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Nori
Nori is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.31g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nori
Nori is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nori
Nori is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nori
Nori is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.04g)
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 ($)

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. Nori - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168458/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.