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Jícama vs Tomatillo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Jícama and Tomatillo?

  • Jícama is higher in Fiber, and Vitamin C, yet Tomatillo is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin K.
  • Tomatillo's daily need coverage for Manganese is 6650% more.
  • Jícama has 3 times more Fiber than Tomatillo. While Jícama has 4.9g of Fiber, Tomatillo has only 1.9g.
  • The amount of Sugar in Jícama is lower.

We used Yambean (jicama), raw and Tomatillos, 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 Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +78.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +64.6%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Iron - 0.62
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +78.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +64.6%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Iron - 0.62

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 +72.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +21.1%
Contains more Folate +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +825%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +3266.7%
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 39% 7% 8% 0% 11% 9% 35% 9% 13% 0% 26% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +72.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +21.1%
Contains more Folate +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +825%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +3266.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Tomatillo Opinion
Calories 38kcal 32kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 0.96g Tomatillo
Fats 0.09g 1.02g Tomatillo
Vitamin C 20.2mg 11.7mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 3.94g Tomatillo
Carbs 8.82g 5.84g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.62mg Tomatillo
Calcium 12mg 7mg Jícama
Potassium 150mg 268mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 12mg 20mg Tomatillo
Sugar 1.8g 3.93g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 1.9g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.079mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.16mg 0.22mg Tomatillo
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 39mg Tomatillo
Sodium 4mg 1mg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 21IU 114IU Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.38mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.044mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.035mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 1.85mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.15mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.056mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 10.1µg Tomatillo
Folate 12µg 7µg Jícama
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.139g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.155g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.417g Tomatillo
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine 0.018mg mg Jícama
Isoleucine 0.016mg mg Jícama
Leucine 0.025mg mg Jícama
Lysine 0.026mg mg Jícama
Methionine 0.007mg mg Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.017mg mg Jícama
Valine 0.022mg mg Jícama
Histidine 0.019mg mg Jícama
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Tomatillo
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
13
Tomatillo
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
14
Tomatillo

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
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
0%
Jícama
5%
Tomatillo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.13g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.118g)
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. Tomatillo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168566/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.