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Jerusalem artichoke vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jerusalem artichoke and Jícama different?

  • Jerusalem artichoke is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, Copper, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5, however Jícama is richer in Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Jerusalem artichoke is 35% higher.
  • Jerusalem artichoke contains 10 times more Vitamin B1 than Jícama. While Jerusalem artichoke contains 0.2mg of Vitamin B1, Jícama contains only 0.02mg.

Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Yambean (jicama), raw are the varieties used 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 Iron +466.7%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +186%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +191.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Equal in Sodium - 4
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +186%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +191.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Equal in Sodium - 4

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 B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +405%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21
Equal in Folate - 12
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 2% 4% 0% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 0% 1% 10%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +405%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21
Equal in Folate - 12

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
13
Jerusalem artichoke
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
10
Jícama

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
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
9%
Jícama
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
0%
Jícama

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.
Jerusalem artichoke Jícama
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Jerusalem artichoke Jícama
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (4 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Jícama Opinion
Calories 73 38 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2 0.72 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01 0.09 Jícama
Vitamin C 4 20.2 Jícama
Net carbs 15.84000015258789 3.9200000762939453 Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 17.44 8.82 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.4 0.6 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 14 12 Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 429 150 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17 12 Jerusalem artichoke
Sugar 9.6 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 1.6 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.14 0.048 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12 0.16 Jícama
Starch
Phosphorus 78 18 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4 4
Vitamin A 20 21 Jícama
Vitamin E 0.19 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.02 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.029 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397 0.135 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077 0.042 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.3 Jícama
Folate 13 12 Jerusalem artichoke
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 0.021 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 0.005 Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001 0.043 Jícama
Tryptophan
Threonine 0.018 Jícama
Isoleucine 0.016 Jícama
Leucine 0.025 Jícama
Lysine 0.026 Jícama
Methionine 0.007 Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.017 Jícama
Valine 0.022 Jícama
Histidine 0.019 Jícama
Fructose

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. Jerusalem artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169236/nutrients
  2. Jícama - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170073/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.