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Jícama vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Jícama and Tomato

  • Jícama has more Fiber, and Vitamin C, however Tomato has more Vitamin K.
  • Jícama's daily need coverage for Fiber is 15% more.
  • Jícama has 2 times more Choline than Tomato. Jícama has 13.6mg of Choline, while Tomato has 6.7mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Yambean (jicama), raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average.

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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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4
Tomato
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Potassium +58%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Zinc - 0.17
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Potassium +58%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Zinc - 0.17

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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Tomato
Contains more Vitamin C +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +3866.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2533.3%
Contains more Folate +25%
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 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +3866.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2533.3%
Contains more Folate +25%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Tomato Opinion
Calories 38kcal 18kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 0.88g Tomato
Fats 0.09g 0.2g Tomato
Vitamin C 20.2mg 13.7mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 2.69g Jícama
Carbs 8.82g 3.89g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.27mg Jícama
Calcium 12mg 10mg Jícama
Potassium 150mg 237mg Tomato
Magnesium 12mg 11mg Jícama
Sugar 1.8g 2.63g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 1.2g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.059mg Tomato
Zinc 0.16mg 0.17mg Tomato
Starch g 0g Tomato
Phosphorus 18mg 24mg Tomato
Sodium 4mg 5mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 833IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.54mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.037mg Tomato
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.019mg Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.594mg Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.089mg Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.08mg Tomato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 7.9µg Tomato
Folate 12µg 15µg Tomato
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.028g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.031g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.083g Tomato
Tryptophan mg 0.006mg Tomato
Threonine 0.018mg 0.027mg Tomato
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.018mg Tomato
Leucine 0.025mg 0.025mg
Lysine 0.026mg 0.027mg Tomato
Methionine 0.007mg 0.006mg Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.027mg Tomato
Valine 0.022mg 0.018mg Jícama
Histidine 0.019mg 0.014mg Jícama
Fructose g 1.37g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jícama Tomato
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
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
10
Tomato

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
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
4%
Tomato
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Tomato

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tomato
Tomato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.83g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.