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Jícama vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Jícama and Parsnip

  • Jícama contains less Manganese, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin B5, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin E , Potassium, and Vitamin B1 than Parsnip.
  • Parsnip's daily need coverage for Manganese is 22% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Yambean (jicama), raw and Parsnips, raw.

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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 -60%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains more Zinc +268.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +294.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.59
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains more Zinc +268.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +294.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.59

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 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +223.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +344.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +7400%
Contains more Folate +458.3%
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 57% 0% 30% 0% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 0% 57% 51%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +223.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +344.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +7400%
Contains more Folate +458.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Parsnip Opinion
Calories 38kcal 75kcal Parsnip
Protein 0.72g 1.2g Parsnip
Fats 0.09g 0.3g Parsnip
Vitamin C 20.2mg 17mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 13.09g Parsnip
Carbs 8.82g 17.99g Parsnip
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.59mg Jícama
Calcium 12mg 36mg Parsnip
Potassium 150mg 375mg Parsnip
Magnesium 12mg 29mg Parsnip
Sugar 1.8g 4.8g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 4.9g
Copper 0.048mg 0.12mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.16mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 71mg Parsnip
Sodium 4mg 10mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 0IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.46mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.05mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.7mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 22.5µg Parsnip
Folate 12µg 67µg Parsnip
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.05g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.047g Parsnip
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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is better in case of low diet
Jícama Parsnip
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
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
22
Parsnip

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%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
18%
Parsnip
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Parsnip

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 80)
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. Parsnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170417/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.