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Jícama vs Olive - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Jícama and Olive?

  • Jícama is richer in Vitamin C, and Fiber, yet Olive is richer in Iron, Copper, Vitamin E , and Calcium.
  • Olive's daily need coverage for Iron is 34% higher.
  • Jícama has 22 times more Vitamin C than Olive. Jícama has 20.2mg of Vitamin C, while Olive has 0.9mg.
  • Jícama contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Yambean (jicama), raw and Olives, ripe, canned (small-extra large) types in this 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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Olive
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +500%
Contains more Potassium +1775%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Calcium +633.3%
Contains more Iron +450%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Copper +422.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 27% 124% 3% 2% 1% 96% 6% 84%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +500%
Contains more Potassium +1775%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Calcium +633.3%
Contains more Iron +450%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Copper +422.9%

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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Olive
Contains more Vitamin C +2144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +440.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +366.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1819%
Contains more Vitamin E +258.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +366.7%
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 25% 33% 0% 3% 1% 0% 1% 1% 3% 0% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +2144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +440.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +366.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1819%
Contains more Vitamin E +258.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +366.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Olive Opinion
Net carbs 3.92g 3.06g Jícama
Protein 0.72g 0.84g Olive
Fats 0.09g 10.68g Olive
Carbs 8.82g 6.26g Jícama
Calories 38kcal 115kcal Olive
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.8g 0g Olive
Fiber 4.9g 3.2g Jícama
Calcium 12mg 88mg Olive
Iron 0.6mg 3.3mg Olive
Magnesium 12mg 4mg Jícama
Phosphorus 18mg 3mg Jícama
Potassium 150mg 8mg Jícama
Sodium 4mg 735mg Jícama
Zinc 0.16mg 0.22mg Olive
Copper 0.048mg 0.251mg Olive
Vitamin A 21IU 403IU Olive
Vitamin E 0.46mg 1.65mg Olive
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 20.2mg 0.9mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.003mg Jícama
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0mg Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.037mg Jícama
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.015mg Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.009mg Jícama
Folate 12µg 0µg Jícama
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 1.4µg Olive
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine 0.018mg 0.026mg Olive
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.031mg Olive
Leucine 0.025mg 0.05mg Olive
Lysine 0.026mg 0.032mg Olive
Methionine 0.007mg 0.012mg Olive
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.029mg Olive
Valine 0.022mg 0.038mg Olive
Histidine 0.019mg 0.023mg Olive
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 1.415g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 7.888g Olive
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.911g Olive

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jícama Olive
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
6
Olive
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
43
Olive

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
5%
Olive
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
6%
Olive
Fats
0%
Jícama
49%
Olive

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Olive
Olive is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 731mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.394g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $3.5)
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 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. Olive - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169094/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.