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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Jícama. Chili pepper has 48µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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 Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +71.7%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +114.7%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Copper +168.8%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +71.7%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +114.7%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Copper +168.8%
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 A +4433.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +611.4%
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 Folate +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +4566.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 35%
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 A +4433.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +611.4%
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 Folate +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +4566.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 7.31g 3.92g Chili pepper
Protein 1.87g 0.72g Chili pepper
Fats 0.44g 0.09g Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 40kcal 38kcal Chili pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 5.3g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 1.5g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 14mg 12mg Chili pepper
Iron 1.03mg 0.6mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 23mg 12mg Chili pepper
Phosphorus 43mg 18mg Chili pepper
Potassium 322mg 150mg Chili pepper
Sodium 9mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.26mg 0.16mg Chili pepper
Copper 0.129mg 0.048mg Chili pepper
Vitamin A 952IU 21IU Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.46mg Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 143.7mg 20.2mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.02mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086mg 0.029mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244mg 0.2mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201mg 0.135mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506mg 0.042mg Chili pepper
Folate 23µg 12µg Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14µg 0.3µg Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026mg mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074mg 0.018mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.016mg Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105mg 0.025mg Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089mg 0.026mg Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024mg 0.007mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.017mg Chili pepper
Valine 0.084mg 0.022mg Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041mg 0.019mg Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024g 0.005g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239g 0.043g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chili pepper 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
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

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)

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.