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Jícama vs Radish - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Jícama and Radish

  • Radish has less Fiber, and Vitamin C.
  • Jícama's daily need coverage for Fiber is 13% more.
  • Jícama has 2 times more Choline than Radish. Jícama has 13.6mg of Choline, while Radish has 6.5mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Yambean (jicama), raw and Radishes, 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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Radish
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Calcium +108.3%
Contains more Potassium +55.3%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.05
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 8% 21% 8% 17% 8% 9% 6%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Calcium +108.3%
Contains more Potassium +55.3%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.05

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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Radish
Contains more Vitamin C +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69%
Contains more Vitamin K +333.3%
Contains more Folate +108.3%
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 50% 1% 0% 0% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 0% 4% 19%
Contains more Vitamin C +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69%
Contains more Vitamin K +333.3%
Contains more Folate +108.3%

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 Radish
Rich in minerals 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 vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Radish Opinion
Calories 38kcal 16kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 0.68g Jícama
Fats 0.09g 0.1g Radish
Vitamin C 20.2mg 14.8mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 1.8g Jícama
Carbs 8.82g 3.4g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.34mg Jícama
Calcium 12mg 25mg Radish
Potassium 150mg 233mg Radish
Magnesium 12mg 10mg Jícama
Sugar 1.8g 1.86g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 1.6g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.05mg Radish
Zinc 0.16mg 0.28mg Radish
Starch g 0g Radish
Phosphorus 18mg 20mg Radish
Sodium 4mg 39mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 7IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.012mg Jícama
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.039mg Radish
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.254mg Radish
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.165mg Radish
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.071mg Radish
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 1.3µg Radish
Folate 12µg 25µg Radish
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.032g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.017g Radish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.048g Radish
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Radish
Threonine 0.018mg 0.023mg Radish
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.02mg Radish
Leucine 0.025mg 0.031mg Radish
Lysine 0.026mg 0.033mg Radish
Methionine 0.007mg 0.01mg Radish
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.036mg Radish
Valine 0.022mg 0.035mg Radish
Histidine 0.019mg 0.013mg Jícama
Fructose g 0.71g Radish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Radish
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
10
Radish
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
11
Radish

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
4%
Radish
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
3%
Radish
Fats
0%
Jícama
0%
Radish

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Radish
Radish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.06g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Radish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169276/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.