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Jícama vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Jícama and Taro

  • Jícama has more Vitamin C, while Taro has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Copper, Potassium, Vitamin E , Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1.
  • Taro's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 19% higher.
  • Taro contains 4 times less Vitamin C than Jícama. Jícama contains 20.2mg of Vitamin C, while Taro contains 4.5mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Yambean (jicama), raw and Taro, 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
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Taro
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +294%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Copper +258.3%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +366.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.55
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +294%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Copper +258.3%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +366.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.55

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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Taro
Contains more Vitamin C +348.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16%
Contains more Vitamin A +261.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +417.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +573.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +233.3%
Contains more Folate +83.3%
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 15% 5% 48% 0% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 0% 3% 17%
Contains more Vitamin C +348.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16%
Contains more Vitamin A +261.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +417.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +573.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +233.3%
Contains more Folate +83.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Taro Opinion
Calories 38kcal 112kcal Taro
Protein 0.72g 1.5g Taro
Fats 0.09g 0.2g Taro
Vitamin C 20.2mg 4.5mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 22.36g Taro
Carbs 8.82g 26.46g Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.55mg Jícama
Calcium 12mg 43mg Taro
Potassium 150mg 591mg Taro
Magnesium 12mg 33mg Taro
Sugar 1.8g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 4.9g 4.1g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.172mg Taro
Zinc 0.16mg 0.23mg Taro
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 84mg Taro
Sodium 4mg 11mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 76IU Taro
Vitamin E 0.46mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.025mg Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.6mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.283mg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 1µg Taro
Folate 12µg 22µg Taro
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.041g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.016g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.083g Taro
Tryptophan mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine 0.018mg 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.054mg Taro
Leucine 0.025mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.026mg 0.067mg Taro
Methionine 0.007mg 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.022mg 0.082mg Taro
Histidine 0.019mg 0.034mg Taro
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Taro
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
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
26
Taro

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%
Taro
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
26%
Taro
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.4g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
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. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/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.