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Chili pepper vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chili pepper and Jícama

  • Chili pepper has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Copper, Vitamin B3, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin A, and Potassium, however Jícama has more Fiber.
  • Chili pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 137% more.
  • Chili pepper has 48 times more Vitamin A than Jícama. Chili pepper has 48µg of Vitamin A, while Jícama has 1µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Peppers, hot chili, red, 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 Iron +71.7%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +114.7%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +168.8%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.9%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +71.7%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +114.7%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +168.8%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.9%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%

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 C +611.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +4433.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +196.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +522%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1104.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +4566.7%
Contains more Folate +91.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 479% 58% 14% 0% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 0% 35% 18%
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 +611.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +4433.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +196.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +522%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1104.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +4566.7%
Contains more Folate +91.7%

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
66
Chili pepper
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
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
11%
Chili pepper
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
9%
Jícama
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
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.
Chili pepper 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 minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Chili pepper 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?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Jícama Opinion
Calories 40 38 Chili pepper
Protein 1.87 0.72 Chili pepper
Fats 0.44 0.09 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 143.7 20.2 Chili pepper
Net carbs 7.309999942779541 3.9200000762939453 Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 0.6 Chili pepper
Calcium 14 12 Chili pepper
Potassium 322 150 Chili pepper
Magnesium 23 12 Chili pepper
Sugar 5.3 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 1.5 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.129 0.048 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.26 0.16 Chili pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 43 18 Chili pepper
Sodium 9 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 952 21 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69 0.46 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.02 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.029 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244 0.2 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201 0.135 Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506 0.042 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14 0.3 Chili pepper
Folate 23 12 Chili pepper
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024 0.005 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239 0.043 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074 0.018 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065 0.016 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105 0.025 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089 0.026 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024 0.007 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.017 Chili pepper
Valine 0.084 0.022 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041 0.019 Chili pepper
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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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.