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Onion vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Onion and Jícama

  • Onion has more Vitamin B6, however Jícama is higher in Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Jícama covers your daily Vitamin C needs 14% more than Onion.
  • Jícama contains 3 times less Vitamin B6 than Onion. Onion contains 0.12mg of Vitamin B6, while Jícama contains 0.042mg.
  • Jícama has less Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are Onions, raw and Yambean (jicama), raw.

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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
Onion
3
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Contains more Calcium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.1%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +23.1%
Equal in Potassium - 150
Equal in Zinc - 0.16
Equal in Sodium - 4
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.1%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +23.1%
Equal in Potassium - 150
Equal in Zinc - 0.16
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
Onion
4
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Folate +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +173%
Contains more Vitamin A +950%
Contains more Vitamin E +2200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.135
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 25% 1% 1% 0% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 0% 1% 15%
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 B1 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Folate +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +173%
Contains more Vitamin A +950%
Contains more Vitamin E +2200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.135

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
8
Onion
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
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
7%
Onion
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
9%
Jícama
Fats
0%
Onion
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.
Onion Jícama
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Onion 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 glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.44g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (4 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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Jícama Opinion
Calories 40 38 Onion
Protein 1.1 0.72 Onion
Fats 0.1 0.09 Onion
Vitamin C 7.4 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 9.34 8.82 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 23 12 Onion
Potassium 146 150 Jícama
Magnesium 10 12 Jícama
Sugar 4.24 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 1.7 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.039 0.048 Jícama
Zinc 0.17 0.16 Onion
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 29 18 Onion
Sodium 4 4
Vitamin A 2 21 Jícama
Vitamin E 0.02 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.02 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.029 Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.2 Jícama
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.135 Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.042 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 0.3 Onion
Folate 19 12 Onion
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.005 Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.043 Jícama
Tryptophan 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.021 0.018 Onion
Isoleucine 0.014 0.016 Jícama
Leucine 0.025 0.025
Lysine 0.039 0.026 Onion
Methionine 0.002 0.007 Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.025 0.017 Onion
Valine 0.021 0.022 Jícama
Histidine 0.014 0.019 Jícama
Fructose 1.29 Onion

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. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.