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Jícama vs Seaweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jícama and Seaweed different?

  • Jícama is richer in Vitamin C, and Fiber, while Seaweed is higher in Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Zinc.
  • Seaweed covers your daily need of Vitamin K 55% more than Jícama.
  • Jícama contains 7 times more Vitamin C than Seaweed. Jícama contains 20.2mg of Vitamin C, while Seaweed contains 3mg.
  • Jícama is lower in Sodium.

Yambean (jicama), raw and Seaweed, kelp, 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 Potassium +68.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Iron +375%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Magnesium +908.3%
Contains more Copper +170.8%
Contains more Zinc +668.8%
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 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Contains more Potassium +68.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Iron +375%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Magnesium +908.3%
Contains more Copper +170.8%
Contains more Zinc +668.8%
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 C +573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2000%
Contains more Vitamin A +452.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +375.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +21900%
Contains more Folate +1400%
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 10% 7% 18% 0% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 0% 166% 135%
Contains more Vitamin C +573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2000%
Contains more Vitamin A +452.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +375.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +21900%
Contains more Folate +1400%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Seaweed Opinion
Calories 38kcal 43kcal Seaweed
Protein 0.72g 1.68g Seaweed
Fats 0.09g 0.56g Seaweed
Vitamin C 20.2mg 3mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 8.27g Seaweed
Carbs 8.82g 9.57g Seaweed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 2.85mg Seaweed
Calcium 12mg 168mg Seaweed
Potassium 150mg 89mg Jícama
Magnesium 12mg 121mg Seaweed
Sugar 1.8g 0.6g Seaweed
Fiber 4.9g 1.3g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.13mg Seaweed
Zinc 0.16mg 1.23mg Seaweed
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 42mg Seaweed
Sodium 4mg 233mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 116IU Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.87mg Seaweed
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.05mg Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.15mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.47mg Seaweed
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.642mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.002mg Jícama
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 66µg Seaweed
Folate 12µg 180µg Seaweed
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.247g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.098g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.047g Seaweed
Tryptophan mg 0.048mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.018mg 0.055mg Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.076mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.025mg 0.083mg Seaweed
Lysine 0.026mg 0.082mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.007mg 0.025mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.043mg Seaweed
Valine 0.022mg 0.072mg Seaweed
Histidine 0.019mg 0.024mg Seaweed
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Seaweed
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
36
Seaweed
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
47
Seaweed

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
10%
Seaweed
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
10%
Seaweed
Fats
0%
Jícama
3%
Seaweed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 229mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.226g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/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.