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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 RAE, 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 Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains more Copper +29.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 15% 20% 18% 21% 4% 8% 21%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +191.7%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains more Copper +29.2%

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 A +4661.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.4%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +22833.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 10% 0% 68% 5% 7% 4% 9% 10% 9% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 60% 4% 0% 104% 18% 7% 6% 12% 44% 60% 0% 172%
Contains more Vitamin E +170.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +4661.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.4%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +22833.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Savoy cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 3.92g 3g Jícama
Protein 0.72g 2g Savoy cabbage
Fats 0.09g 0.1g Savoy cabbage
Carbs 8.82g 6.1g Jícama
Calories 38kcal 27kcal Jícama
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.8g 2.27g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 3.1g Jícama
Calcium 12mg 35mg Savoy cabbage
Iron 0.6mg 0.4mg Jícama
Magnesium 12mg 28mg Savoy cabbage
Phosphorus 18mg 42mg Savoy cabbage
Potassium 150mg 230mg Savoy cabbage
Sodium 4mg 28mg Jícama
Zinc 0.16mg 0.27mg Savoy cabbage
Copper 0.048mg 0.062mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin A 21IU 1000IU Savoy cabbage
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.17mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 20.2mg 31mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.07mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.03mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.3mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.187mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.19mg Savoy cabbage
Folate 12µg 80µg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 68.8µg Savoy cabbage
Tryptophan mg 0.02mg Savoy cabbage
Threonine 0.018mg 0.069mg Savoy cabbage
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.101mg Savoy cabbage
Leucine 0.025mg 0.103mg Savoy cabbage
Lysine 0.026mg 0.094mg Savoy cabbage
Methionine 0.007mg 0.02mg Savoy cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.064mg Savoy cabbage
Valine 0.022mg 0.085mg Savoy cabbage
Histidine 0.019mg 0.041mg Savoy cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.013g Savoy cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.007g Savoy cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.049g Savoy cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Savoy cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
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

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)

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.