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Jícama vs Sweet potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Jícama and Sweet potato

  • Jícama has more Vitamin C, and Fiber, however Sweet potato is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Copper, Manganese, and Potassium.
  • Sweet potato covers your daily Vitamin A needs 79% more than Jícama.
  • Sweet potato has 8 times less Vitamin C than Jícama. Jícama has 20.2mg of Vitamin C, while Sweet potato has 2.4mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Yambean (jicama), raw and Sweet potato, raw, unprepared.

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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 -92.7%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +124.7%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +214.6%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +161.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.61
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +124.7%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +214.6%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +161.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.61

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 +741.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +67457.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +492.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +397.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Equal in Folate - 11
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 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +741.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +67457.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +492.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +397.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Equal in Folate - 11

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 Sweet potato
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 Sweet potato Opinion
Calories 38kcal 86kcal Sweet potato
Protein 0.72g 1.57g Sweet potato
Fats 0.09g 0.05g Jícama
Vitamin C 20.2mg 2.4mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 17.12g Sweet potato
Carbs 8.82g 20.12g Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.61mg Sweet potato
Calcium 12mg 30mg Sweet potato
Potassium 150mg 337mg Sweet potato
Magnesium 12mg 25mg Sweet potato
Sugar 1.8g 4.18g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 3g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.151mg Sweet potato
Zinc 0.16mg 0.3mg Sweet potato
Starch g 12.65g Sweet potato
Phosphorus 18mg 47mg Sweet potato
Sodium 4mg 55mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 14187IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.26mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.078mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.061mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.557mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.8mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.209mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 1.8µg Sweet potato
Folate 12µg 11µg Jícama
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.018g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.001g Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.014g Jícama
Tryptophan mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.018mg 0.083mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.055mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.025mg 0.092mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.026mg 0.066mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.007mg 0.029mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.089mg Sweet potato
Valine 0.022mg 0.086mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.019mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Fructose g 0.7g Sweet potato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Sweet potato
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
85
Sweet potato
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
21
Sweet potato

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
9%
Sweet potato
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
20%
Sweet potato
Fats
0%
Jícama
0%
Sweet potato

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.38g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.