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Jícama vs Shallot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Jícama and Shallot

  • Jícama has more Vitamin C, and Fiber, however Shallot is richer in Vitamin B6, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Folate, and Potassium.
  • Shallot covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 23% more than Jícama.
  • Shallot has 3 times less Vitamin C than Jícama. Jícama has 20.2mg of Vitamin C, while Shallot has 8mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Yambean (jicama), raw and Shallots, 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
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Contains more Potassium +122.7%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Contains more Potassium +122.7%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +83.3%

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 A +425%
Contains more Vitamin E +1050%
Contains more Vitamin C +152.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +721.4%
Contains more Folate +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
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 1% 1% 0% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +425%
Contains more Vitamin E +1050%
Contains more Vitamin C +152.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +721.4%
Contains more Folate +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2

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 Shallot
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Shallot Opinion
Net carbs 3.92g 13.6g Shallot
Protein 0.72g 2.5g Shallot
Fats 0.09g 0.1g Shallot
Carbs 8.82g 16.8g Shallot
Calories 38kcal 72kcal Shallot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.8g 7.87g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 3.2g Jícama
Calcium 12mg 37mg Shallot
Iron 0.6mg 1.2mg Shallot
Magnesium 12mg 21mg Shallot
Phosphorus 18mg 60mg Shallot
Potassium 150mg 334mg Shallot
Sodium 4mg 12mg Jícama
Zinc 0.16mg 0.4mg Shallot
Copper 0.048mg 0.088mg Shallot
Vitamin A 21IU 4IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.04mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 20.2mg 8mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.06mg Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.02mg Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.2mg
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.29mg Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.345mg Shallot
Folate 12µg 34µg Shallot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.8µg Shallot
Tryptophan mg 0.028mg Shallot
Threonine 0.018mg 0.098mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.106mg Shallot
Leucine 0.025mg 0.149mg Shallot
Lysine 0.026mg 0.125mg Shallot
Methionine 0.007mg 0.027mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.081mg Shallot
Valine 0.022mg 0.11mg Shallot
Histidine 0.019mg 0.043mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.017g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.014g Shallot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.039g Jícama

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jícama Shallot
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
15
Shallot
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
21
Shallot

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
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
17%
Shallot
Fats
0%
Jícama
0%
Shallot

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.07g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.