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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 Iron +450%
Contains more Calcium +633.3%
Contains more Copper +422.9%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +1775%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +500%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 124% 27% 1% 3% 84% 6% 2% 96%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +450%
Contains more Calcium +633.3%
Contains more Copper +422.9%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +1775%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +500%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 25% 33% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 3% 0% 4% 0%
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 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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Olive 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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Olive Jícama Opinion
Calories 115 38 Olive
Protein 0.84 0.72 Olive
Fats 10.68 0.09 Olive
Vitamin C 0.9 20.2 Jícama
Net carbs 3.059999942779541 3.9200000762939453 Jícama
Carbs 6.26 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.3 0.6 Olive
Calcium 88 12 Olive
Potassium 8 150 Jícama
Magnesium 4 12 Jícama
Sugar 0 1.8 Olive
Fiber 3.2 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.251 0.048 Olive
Zinc 0.22 0.16 Olive
Starch
Phosphorus 3 18 Jícama
Sodium 735 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 403 21 Olive
Vitamin E 1.65 0.46 Olive
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.003 0.02 Jícama
Vitamin B2 0 0.029 Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.037 0.2 Jícama
Vitamin B5 0.015 0.135 Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.009 0.042 Jícama
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.4 0.3 Olive
Folate 0 12 Jícama
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.415 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 7.888 0.005 Olive
Polyunsaturated fat 0.911 0.043 Olive
Tryptophan
Threonine 0.026 0.018 Olive
Isoleucine 0.031 0.016 Olive
Leucine 0.05 0.025 Olive
Lysine 0.032 0.026 Olive
Methionine 0.012 0.007 Olive
Phenylalanine 0.029 0.017 Olive
Valine 0.038 0.022 Olive
Histidine 0.023 0.019 Olive
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. 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.