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Jícama vs Rutabagas - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jícama and Rutabagas different?

  • Jícama is richer in Fiber, while Rutabagas are higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, and Phosphorus.
  • Jícama is lower in Sugar.

Yambean (jicama), raw and Rutabagas, raw types were used in this article.

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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 Iron +36.4%
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +103.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +194.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 13% 27% 15% 11% 7% 23% 2%
Contains more Iron +36.4%
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +103.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +194.4%

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 A +950%
Contains more Vitamin E +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +138.1%
Contains more Folate +75%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.3
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 84% 1% 6% 0% 23% 10% 14% 10% 24% 0% 1% 16%
Contains more Vitamin A +950%
Contains more Vitamin E +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +138.1%
Contains more Folate +75%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.3

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 Rutabagas
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 price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Rutabagas Opinion
Calories 38kcal 37kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 1.08g Rutabagas
Fats 0.09g 0.16g Rutabagas
Vitamin C 20.2mg 25mg Rutabagas
Net carbs 3.92g 6.32g Rutabagas
Carbs 8.82g 8.62g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.44mg Jícama
Calcium 12mg 43mg Rutabagas
Potassium 150mg 305mg Rutabagas
Magnesium 12mg 20mg Rutabagas
Sugar 1.8g 4.46g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 2.3g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.032mg Jícama
Zinc 0.16mg 0.24mg Rutabagas
Starch g 0.4g Rutabagas
Phosphorus 18mg 53mg Rutabagas
Sodium 4mg 12mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 2IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.3mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.09mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.04mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.7mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.16mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.1mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.3µg
Folate 12µg 21µg Rutabagas
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.027g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.025g Rutabagas
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.088g Rutabagas
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 1.61g Rutabagas

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jícama Rutabagas
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
15
Rutabagas
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
14
Rutabagas

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
6%
Rutabagas
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
9%
Rutabagas
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Rutabagas

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.66g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 55)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
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. Rutabagas - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168454/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.