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Jícama vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Jícama and Potato

  • Jícama has more Fiber, however Potato is higher in Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1.
  • Potato covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 20% more than Jícama.
  • Potato contains 2 times less Fiber than Jícama. Jícama contains 4.9g of Fiber, while Potato contains 2.1g.

Food varieties used in this article are Yambean (jicama), raw and Potatoes, flesh and skin, 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
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Potato
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +35%
Contains more Potassium +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +129.2%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +216.7%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +35%
Contains more Potassium +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +129.2%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +216.7%
Equal in Calcium - 12

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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Potato
Contains more Vitamin A +950%
Contains more Vitamin E +4500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +305%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +609.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Contains more Folate +25%
Equal in Vitamin C - 19.7
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 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +950%
Contains more Vitamin E +4500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +305%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +609.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Contains more Folate +25%
Equal in Vitamin C - 19.7

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Potato Opinion
Calories 38kcal 77kcal Potato
Protein 0.72g 2.05g Potato
Fats 0.09g 0.09g
Vitamin C 20.2mg 19.7mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 15.39g Potato
Carbs 8.82g 17.49g Potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.81mg Potato
Calcium 12mg 12mg
Potassium 150mg 425mg Potato
Magnesium 12mg 23mg Potato
Sugar 1.8g 0.82g Potato
Fiber 4.9g 2.1g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.11mg Potato
Zinc 0.16mg 0.3mg Potato
Starch g 15.29g Potato
Phosphorus 18mg 57mg Potato
Sodium 4mg 6mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 2IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.01mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.081mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.032mg Potato
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 1.061mg Potato
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.295mg Potato
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.298mg Potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 2µg Potato
Folate 12µg 15µg Potato
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.025g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.002g Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.042g Jícama
Tryptophan mg 0.021mg Potato
Threonine 0.018mg 0.067mg Potato
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.066mg Potato
Leucine 0.025mg 0.098mg Potato
Lysine 0.026mg 0.107mg Potato
Methionine 0.007mg 0.032mg Potato
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.081mg Potato
Valine 0.022mg 0.103mg Potato
Histidine 0.019mg 0.035mg Potato
Fructose g 0.26g Potato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Potato
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
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
18
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
20
Potato

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
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
17%
Potato
Fats
0%
Jícama
0%
Potato

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.98g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 69)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.