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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 Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +186%
Contains more Copper +191.7%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Equal in Sodium - 4
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +186%
Contains more Copper +191.7%
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 E +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +405%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21
Equal in Folate - 12
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 4% 0% 14% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 10% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 10% 0% 68% 5% 7% 4% 9% 10% 9% 0% 1%
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 E +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +405%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21
Equal in Folate - 12

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 Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 15.84g 3.92g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2g 0.72g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01g 0.09g Jícama
Carbs 17.44g 8.82g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 73kcal 38kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.6g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 1.6g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 14mg 12mg Jerusalem artichoke
Iron 3.4mg 0.6mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 12mg Jerusalem artichoke
Phosphorus 78mg 18mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 429mg 150mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4mg 4mg
Zinc 0.12mg 0.16mg Jícama
Copper 0.14mg 0.048mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20IU 21IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.02mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.029mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.135mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.042mg Jerusalem artichoke
Folate 13µg 12µg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.3µg Jícama
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg 0.018mg Jícama
Isoleucine mg 0.016mg Jícama
Leucine mg 0.025mg Jícama
Lysine mg 0.026mg Jícama
Methionine mg 0.007mg Jícama
Phenylalanine mg 0.017mg Jícama
Valine mg 0.022mg Jícama
Histidine mg 0.019mg Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0.021g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.005g Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.043g Jícama

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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 Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (4 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 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.

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.