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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 Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +294.4%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Contains more Zinc +268.8%
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +294.4%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Contains more Zinc +268.8%
Contains more Copper +150%
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 Folate +458.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +7400%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 30% 0% 57% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 51% 0% 57%
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 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 Folate +458.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +7400%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 3.92g Parsnip
Protein 1.2g 0.72g Parsnip
Fats 0.3g 0.09g Parsnip
Carbs 17.99g 8.82g Parsnip
Calories 75kcal 38kcal Parsnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.8g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 4.9g 4.9g
Calcium 36mg 12mg Parsnip
Iron 0.59mg 0.6mg Jícama
Magnesium 29mg 12mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 71mg 18mg Parsnip
Potassium 375mg 150mg Parsnip
Sodium 10mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.59mg 0.16mg Parsnip
Copper 0.12mg 0.048mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 0IU 21IU Jícama
Vitamin E 1.49mg 0.46mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.02mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.029mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.2mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.135mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.042mg Parsnip
Folate 67µg 12µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg 0.3µg Parsnip
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg 0.018mg Jícama
Isoleucine mg 0.016mg Jícama
Leucine mg 0.025mg Jícama
Lysine mg 0.026mg Jícama
Methionine mg 0.007mg Jícama
Phenylalanine mg 0.017mg Jícama
Valine mg 0.022mg Jícama
Histidine mg 0.019mg Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.005g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.043g Parsnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Parsnip 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
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

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 ($)

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.