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Jícama vs Savoy cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Jícama and Savoy cabbage?

  • Jícama is higher in Fiber, yet Savoy cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, and Manganese.
  • Savoy cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 57% more.
  • Jícama has 2 times more Fiber than Savoy cabbage. While Jícama has 4.9g of Fiber, Savoy cabbage has only 3.1g.

We used Yambean (jicama), raw and Cabbage, savoy, raw types 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 +50%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +191.7%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Copper +29.2%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 11% 21% 20% 21% 8% 18% 4%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +191.7%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Copper +29.2%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%

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 E +170.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +4661.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +22833.3%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03
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 104% 60% 4% 0% 18% 7% 6% 12% 44% 0% 172% 60%
Contains more Vitamin E +170.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +4661.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +22833.3%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03

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
40
Savoy cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
14
Savoy cabbage

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%
Savoy cabbage
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
6%
Savoy cabbage
Fats
0%
Jícama
0%
Savoy cabbage

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jícama Savoy cabbage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Savoy cabbage
Savoy cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Savoy cabbage
Savoy cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Savoy cabbage
Savoy cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.47g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
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 - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Savoy cabbage Opinion
Calories 38 27 Jícama
Protein 0.72 2 Savoy cabbage
Fats 0.09 0.1 Savoy cabbage
Vitamin C 20.2 31 Savoy cabbage
Net carbs 3.9200000762939453 3 Jícama
Carbs 8.82 6.1 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.4 Jícama
Calcium 12 35 Savoy cabbage
Potassium 150 230 Savoy cabbage
Magnesium 12 28 Savoy cabbage
Sugar 1.8 2.27 Jícama
Fiber 4.9 3.1 Jícama
Copper 0.048 0.062 Savoy cabbage
Zinc 0.16 0.27 Savoy cabbage
Starch
Phosphorus 18 42 Savoy cabbage
Sodium 4 28 Jícama
Vitamin A 21 1000 Savoy cabbage
Vitamin E 0.46 0.17 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.07 Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.03 Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.3 Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.135 0.187 Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.042 0.19 Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 68.8 Savoy cabbage
Folate 12 80 Savoy cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.013 Savoy cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.007 Savoy cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043 0.049 Savoy cabbage
Tryptophan 0.02 Savoy cabbage
Threonine 0.018 0.069 Savoy cabbage
Isoleucine 0.016 0.101 Savoy cabbage
Leucine 0.025 0.103 Savoy cabbage
Lysine 0.026 0.094 Savoy cabbage
Methionine 0.007 0.02 Savoy cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.064 Savoy cabbage
Valine 0.022 0.085 Savoy cabbage
Histidine 0.019 0.041 Savoy cabbage
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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. Savoy cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170388/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.