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Jícama vs Winter melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Jícama and Winter melon?

  • Jícama is richer in Fiber, and Vitamin C, yet Winter melon is richer in Vitamin B2.
  • Jícama has 25 times more Potassium than Winter melon. Jícama has 150mg of Potassium, while Winter melon has 6mg.
  • Jícama contains less Sodium.

We used Yambean (jicama), raw and Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +50%
Contains more Potassium +2400%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +108.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Calcium +58.3%
Contains more Zinc +281.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 19
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Potassium +2400%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +108.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Calcium +58.3%
Contains more Zinc +281.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 19

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 +55.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +279.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.133
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 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +55.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +279.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.133

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jícama Winter melon Opinion
Calories 38kcal 13kcal Jícama
Protein 0.72g 0.4g Jícama
Fats 0.09g 0.2g Winter melon
Vitamin C 20.2mg 13mg Jícama
Net carbs 3.92g 0.1g Jícama
Carbs 8.82g 3g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.4mg Jícama
Calcium 12mg 19mg Winter melon
Potassium 150mg 6mg Jícama
Magnesium 12mg 10mg Jícama
Sugar 1.8g g Winter melon
Fiber 4.9g 2.9g Jícama
Copper 0.048mg 0.023mg Jícama
Zinc 0.16mg 0.61mg Winter melon
Starch g g
Phosphorus 18mg 19mg Winter melon
Sodium 4mg 111mg Jícama
Vitamin A 21IU 0IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.46mg mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.04mg Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.029mg 0.11mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.4mg Winter melon
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.133mg Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.035mg Jícama
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Jícama
Folate 12µg 5µg Jícama
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.016g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.037g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.087g Winter melon
Tryptophan mg 0.002mg Winter melon
Threonine 0.018mg mg Jícama
Isoleucine 0.016mg mg Jícama
Leucine 0.025mg mg Jícama
Lysine 0.026mg 0.009mg Jícama
Methionine 0.007mg 0.003mg 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?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Winter melon
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
9
Winter melon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jícama
9
Winter melon

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
2%
Winter melon
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
3%
Winter melon
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Winter melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 107mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jícama
Jícama is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($)
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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.