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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, 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 than Jícama. While Nori contains 260µg of Vitamin A, 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
:
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +483.3%
Contains more Potassium +137.3%
Contains more Copper +450%
Contains more Zinc +556.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.2%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 68% 22% 32% 2% 88% 29% 25% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +483.3%
Contains more Potassium +137.3%
Contains more Copper +450%
Contains more Zinc +556.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.2%
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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +93.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +24671.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +117.4%
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 Vitamin K +1233.3%
Contains more Folate +1116.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 130% 313% 20% 0% 25% 103% 28% 32% 37% 0% 10% 110%
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 C +93.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +24671.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +117.4%
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 Vitamin K +1233.3%
Contains more Folate +1116.7%

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Nori 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?
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 ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nori Jícama Opinion
Calories 35 38 Jícama
Protein 5.81 0.72 Nori
Fats 0.28 0.09 Nori
Vitamin C 39 20.2 Nori
Net carbs 4.809999942779541 3.9200000762939453 Nori
Carbs 5.11 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.8 0.6 Nori
Calcium 70 12 Nori
Potassium 356 150 Nori
Magnesium 2 12 Jícama
Sugar 0.49 1.8 Nori
Fiber 0.3 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.264 0.048 Nori
Zinc 1.05 0.16 Nori
Starch
Phosphorus 58 18 Nori
Sodium 48 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 5202 21 Nori
Vitamin E 1 0.46 Nori
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.098 0.02 Nori
Vitamin B2 0.446 0.029 Nori
Vitamin B3 1.47 0.2 Nori
Vitamin B5 0.521 0.135 Nori
Vitamin B6 0.159 0.042 Nori
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4 0.3 Nori
Folate 146 12 Nori
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.061 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.025 0.005 Nori
Polyunsaturated fat 0.11 0.043 Nori
Tryptophan 0.043 Nori
Threonine 0.232 0.018 Nori
Isoleucine 0.259 0.016 Nori
Leucine 0.501 0.025 Nori
Lysine 0.222 0.026 Nori
Methionine 0.145 0.007 Nori
Phenylalanine 0.273 0.017 Nori
Valine 0.402 0.022 Nori
Histidine 0.14 0.019 Nori
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. 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.