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Olive vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Olive and Jícama?

  • Olive is richer in Iron, Copper, Vitamin E , and Calcium, yet Jícama is richer in Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Olive's daily need coverage for Iron is 34% higher.
  • Olive has 184 times more Sodium than Jícama. Olive has 735mg of Sodium, while Jícama has 4mg.

We used Olives, ripe, canned (small-extra large) and Yambean (jicama), 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
Olive
4
:
Contains more Calcium +633.3%
Contains more Iron +450%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Copper +422.9%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +500%
Contains more Potassium +1775%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 27% 124% 3% 2% 1% 96% 6% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +633.3%
Contains more Iron +450%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Copper +422.9%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +500%
Contains more Potassium +1775%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%

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
Olive
3
:
Contains more Vitamin A +1819%
Contains more Vitamin E +258.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +2144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +440.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +366.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 25% 33% 0% 3% 1% 0% 1% 1% 3% 0% 0% 4%
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 +1819%
Contains more Vitamin E +258.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +2144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +440.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +366.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Olive Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 3.06g 3.92g Jícama
Protein 0.84g 0.72g Olive
Fats 10.68g 0.09g Olive
Carbs 6.26g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 115kcal 38kcal Olive
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 1.8g Olive
Fiber 3.2g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 88mg 12mg Olive
Iron 3.3mg 0.6mg Olive
Magnesium 4mg 12mg Jícama
Phosphorus 3mg 18mg Jícama
Potassium 8mg 150mg Jícama
Sodium 735mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.22mg 0.16mg Olive
Copper 0.251mg 0.048mg Olive
Vitamin A 403IU 21IU Olive
Vitamin E 1.65mg 0.46mg Olive
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.9mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.003mg 0.02mg Jícama
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.029mg Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.037mg 0.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B5 0.015mg 0.135mg Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.009mg 0.042mg Jícama
Folate 0µg 12µg Jícama
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.4µg 0.3µg Olive
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine 0.026mg 0.018mg Olive
Isoleucine 0.031mg 0.016mg Olive
Leucine 0.05mg 0.025mg Olive
Lysine 0.032mg 0.026mg Olive
Methionine 0.012mg 0.007mg Olive
Phenylalanine 0.029mg 0.017mg Olive
Valine 0.038mg 0.022mg Olive
Histidine 0.023mg 0.019mg Olive
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.415g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 7.888g 0.005g Olive
Polyunsaturated fat 0.911g 0.043g Olive

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Olive 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
6
Olive
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
43
Olive
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
5%
Olive
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
6%
Olive
9%
Jícama
Fats
49%
Olive
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Olive
Olive is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 731mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.394g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $3.5)
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 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. Olive - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169094/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.