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Nori vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Nori and Jícama different?

  • Nori is higher in Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, Copper, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Zinc, however Jícama is richer in Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Nori is 40% higher.
  • Nori contains 260 times more Vitamin A RAE than Jícama. While Nori contains 260µg of Vitamin A RAE, Jícama contains only 1µg.

Seaweed, laver, 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
Nori
6
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Contains more Calcium +483.3%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.2%
Contains more Potassium +137.3%
Contains more Zinc +556.3%
Contains more Copper +450%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 68% 2% 25% 32% 7% 29% 88%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +483.3%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.2%
Contains more Potassium +137.3%
Contains more Zinc +556.3%
Contains more Copper +450%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%

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
Nori
10
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Contains more Vitamin A +24671.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +93.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +390%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1437.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +635%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +285.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.6%
Contains more Folate +1116.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1233.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 313% 20% 0% 130% 25% 103% 28% 32% 37% 110% 0% 10%
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 A +24671.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +93.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +390%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1437.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +635%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +285.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.6%
Contains more Folate +1116.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1233.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nori Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 4.81g 3.92g Nori
Protein 5.81g 0.72g Nori
Fats 0.28g 0.09g Nori
Carbs 5.11g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 35kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.49g 1.8g Nori
Fiber 0.3g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 70mg 12mg Nori
Iron 1.8mg 0.6mg Nori
Magnesium 2mg 12mg Jícama
Phosphorus 58mg 18mg Nori
Potassium 356mg 150mg Nori
Sodium 48mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 1.05mg 0.16mg Nori
Copper 0.264mg 0.048mg Nori
Vitamin A 5202IU 21IU Nori
Vitamin E 1mg 0.46mg Nori
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 39mg 20.2mg Nori
Vitamin B1 0.098mg 0.02mg Nori
Vitamin B2 0.446mg 0.029mg Nori
Vitamin B3 1.47mg 0.2mg Nori
Vitamin B5 0.521mg 0.135mg Nori
Vitamin B6 0.159mg 0.042mg Nori
Folate 146µg 12µg Nori
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4µg 0.3µg Nori
Tryptophan 0.043mg mg Nori
Threonine 0.232mg 0.018mg Nori
Isoleucine 0.259mg 0.016mg Nori
Leucine 0.501mg 0.025mg Nori
Lysine 0.222mg 0.026mg Nori
Methionine 0.145mg 0.007mg Nori
Phenylalanine 0.273mg 0.017mg Nori
Valine 0.402mg 0.022mg Nori
Histidine 0.14mg 0.019mg Nori
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.061g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.025g 0.005g Nori
Polyunsaturated fat 0.11g 0.043g Nori

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Nori 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
67
Nori
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
34
Nori
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
35%
Nori
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
5%
Nori
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Nori
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Nori
Nori is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.31g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nori
Nori is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nori
Nori is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nori
Nori is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.04g)
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 ($)

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. Nori - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168458/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.