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Jícama vs Pimiento - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Jícama and Pimiento?

  • Jícama is richer in Fiber, yet Pimiento is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin K.
  • Pimiento's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 72% higher.
  • Jícama has 3 times more Fiber than Pimiento. Jícama has 4.9g of Fiber, while Pimiento has 1.9g.

We used Yambean (jicama), raw and Pimento, canned 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
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Equal in Potassium - 158
Equal in Copper - 0.049
Equal in Phosphorus - 17
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 63% 2% 14% 5% 17% 6% 8% 2%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Equal in Potassium - 158
Equal in Copper - 0.049
Equal in Phosphorus - 17

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 B1 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1250%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +320.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +12542.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +207.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +411.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +2666.7%
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 283% 160% 14% 0% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 0% 21% 5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1250%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +320.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +12542.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +207.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +411.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +2666.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Pimiento Opinion
Calories 38kcal 23kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 1.1g Pimiento
Fats 0.09g 0.3g Pimiento
Vitamin C 20.2mg 84.9mg Pimiento
Net carbs 3.92g 3.2g Jícama
Carbs 8.82g 5.1g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 1.68mg Pimiento
Calcium 12mg 6mg Jícama
Potassium 150mg 158mg Pimiento
Magnesium 12mg 6mg Jícama
Sugar 1.8g 2.71g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 1.9g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.049mg Pimiento
Zinc 0.16mg 0.19mg Pimiento
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 17mg Jícama
Sodium 4mg 14mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 2655IU Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.69mg Pimiento
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.017mg Jícama
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.06mg Pimiento
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.615mg Pimiento
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.01mg Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.215mg Pimiento
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 8.3µg Pimiento
Folate 12µg 6µg Jícama
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.045g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.02g Pimiento
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.161g Pimiento
Tryptophan mg 0.014mg Pimiento
Threonine 0.018mg 0.04mg Pimiento
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.036mg Pimiento
Leucine 0.025mg 0.058mg Pimiento
Lysine 0.026mg 0.049mg Pimiento
Methionine 0.007mg 0.013mg Pimiento
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.034mg Pimiento
Valine 0.022mg 0.046mg Pimiento
Histidine 0.019mg 0.022mg Pimiento
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Pimiento
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
47
Pimiento
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
14
Pimiento

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%
Pimiento
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
5%
Pimiento
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Pimiento

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pimiento
Pimiento is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.91g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $1)
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. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/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.