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Jícama vs Vegetable - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Jícama and Vegetable?

  • Jícama is higher in Vitamin C, yet Vegetable is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Manganese, and Vitamin B2.
  • Vegetable's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 24% more.
  • Jícama has 6 times more Vitamin C than Vegetable. While Jícama has 20.2mg of Vitamin C, Vegetable has only 3.2mg.

We used Yambean (jicama), raw and Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 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 less Sodium -88.6%
Contains more Iron +36.7%
Contains more Calcium +108.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.7%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +72.9%
Contains more Zinc +206.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 8% 15% 16% 28% 14% 22% 5%
Contains less Sodium -88.6%
Contains more Iron +36.7%
Contains more Calcium +108.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.7%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +72.9%
Contains more Zinc +206.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%

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 C +531.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +20266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +313.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +325.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +7733.3%
Contains more Folate +58.3%
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 11% 257% 8% 0% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 0% 59% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +531.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +20266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +313.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +325.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +7733.3%
Contains more Folate +58.3%

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 Vegetable
Rich in minerals ok
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Vegetable Opinion
Calories 38kcal 65kcal Vegetable
Protein 0.72g 2.86g Vegetable
Fats 0.09g 0.15g Vegetable
Vitamin C 20.2mg 3.2mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 8.69g Vegetable
Carbs 8.82g 13.09g Vegetable
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.82mg Vegetable
Calcium 12mg 25mg Vegetable
Potassium 150mg 169mg Vegetable
Magnesium 12mg 22mg Vegetable
Sugar 1.8g 3.12g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 4.4g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.083mg Vegetable
Zinc 0.16mg 0.49mg Vegetable
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 51mg Vegetable
Sodium 4mg 35mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 4277IU Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.38mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.071mg Vegetable
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.12mg Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.851mg Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.151mg Vegetable
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.074mg Vegetable
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 23.5µg Vegetable
Folate 12µg 19µg Vegetable
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.031g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.01g Vegetable
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.072g Vegetable
Tryptophan mg 0.029mg Vegetable
Threonine 0.018mg 0.115mg Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.016mg 0.139mg Vegetable
Leucine 0.025mg 0.19mg Vegetable
Lysine 0.026mg 0.17mg Vegetable
Methionine 0.007mg 0.034mg Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.12mg Vegetable
Valine 0.022mg 0.149mg Vegetable
Histidine 0.019mg 0.073mg Vegetable
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Vegetable
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
36
Vegetable
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
17
Vegetable

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
17%
Vegetable
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
13%
Vegetable
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Vegetable

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.32g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.