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Pea vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Pea and Jícama?

  • Pea is richer than Jícama in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, Folate, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Iron, and Zinc.
  • Pea's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 22% more.
  • Pea has 83 times more Vitamin K than Jícama. While Pea has 24.8µg of Vitamin K, Jícama has only 0.3µg.

We used Peas, green, raw and Yambean (jicama), raw types in this article.

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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
Pea
7
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Contains more Iron +145%
Contains more Calcium +108.3%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Copper +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +675%
Contains more Phosphorus +500%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +145%
Contains more Calcium +108.3%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Copper +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +675%
Contains more Phosphorus +500%
Contains less Sodium -20%

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
Pea
8
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Contains more Vitamin C +98%
Contains more Vitamin A +3542.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1230%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +355.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +945%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +302.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +8166.7%
Contains more Folate +441.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +253.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
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 C +98%
Contains more Vitamin A +3542.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1230%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +355.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +945%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +302.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +8166.7%
Contains more Folate +441.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +253.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.8%

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.
Pea 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 price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pea Jícama Opinion
Calories 81kcal 38kcal Pea
Protein 5.42g 0.72g Pea
Fats 0.4g 0.09g Pea
Vitamin C 40mg 20.2mg Pea
Net carbs 8.75g 3.92g Pea
Carbs 14.45g 8.82g Pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.47mg 0.6mg Pea
Calcium 25mg 12mg Pea
Potassium 244mg 150mg Pea
Magnesium 33mg 12mg Pea
Sugar 5.67g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 5.7g 4.9g Pea
Copper 0.176mg 0.048mg Pea
Zinc 1.24mg 0.16mg Pea
Starch g g
Phosphorus 108mg 18mg Pea
Sodium 5mg 4mg Jícama
Vitamin A 765IU 21IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.266mg 0.02mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.132mg 0.029mg Pea
Vitamin B3 2.09mg 0.2mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.104mg 0.135mg Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.169mg 0.042mg Pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 24.8µg 0.3µg Pea
Folate 65µg 12µg Pea
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.071g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.035g 0.005g Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.187g 0.043g Pea
Tryptophan 0.037mg mg Pea
Threonine 0.203mg 0.018mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.195mg 0.016mg Pea
Leucine 0.323mg 0.025mg Pea
Lysine 0.317mg 0.026mg Pea
Methionine 0.082mg 0.007mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.2mg 0.017mg Pea
Valine 0.235mg 0.022mg Pea
Histidine 0.107mg 0.019mg Pea
Fructose 0.39g g Pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pea Jícama
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
39
Pea
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
31
Pea
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
33%
Pea
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
9%
Jícama
Fats
2%
Pea
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.87g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.