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Parsnip vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Parsnip and Jícama

  • Jícama contains less Manganese, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin B5, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin E , Potassium, and Vitamin B1 than Parsnip.
  • Parsnip's daily need coverage for Manganese is 22% higher.
  • Jícama contains 75 times less Vitamin K than Parsnip. Parsnip contains 22.5µg of Vitamin K, while Jícama contains 0.3µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Parsnips, 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
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains more Zinc +268.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +294.4%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains more Zinc +268.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +294.4%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Equal in Iron - 0.6

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +223.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +344.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +7400%
Contains more Folate +458.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 0% 30% 0% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 0% 57% 51%
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 E +223.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +344.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +7400%
Contains more Folate +458.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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
25
Parsnip
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
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%
Parsnip
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Parsnip
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.
Parsnip Jícama
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

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Parsnip 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 richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 80)
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 Parsnip Jícama Opinion
Calories 75 38 Parsnip
Protein 1.2 0.72 Parsnip
Fats 0.3 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin C 17 20.2 Jícama
Net carbs 13.09000015258789 3.9200000762939453 Parsnip
Carbs 17.99 8.82 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.59 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 36 12 Parsnip
Potassium 375 150 Parsnip
Magnesium 29 12 Parsnip
Sugar 4.8 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 4.9 4.9
Copper 0.12 0.048 Parsnip
Zinc 0.59 0.16 Parsnip
Starch
Phosphorus 71 18 Parsnip
Sodium 10 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 0 21 Jícama
Vitamin E 1.49 0.46 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.02 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.029 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.2 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6 0.135 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.042 Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 0.3 Parsnip
Folate 67 12 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112 0.005 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.043 Parsnip
Tryptophan
Threonine 0.018 Jícama
Isoleucine 0.016 Jícama
Leucine 0.025 Jícama
Lysine 0.026 Jícama
Methionine 0.007 Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.017 Jícama
Valine 0.022 Jícama
Histidine 0.019 Jícama
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. Parsnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170417/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.