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Jalapeño vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Jalapeño and Jícama

  • Jalapeño has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Vitamin K, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A RAE, however Jícama has more Fiber.
  • Jalapeño's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 109% more.
  • Jalapeño has 62 times more Vitamin K than Jícama. Jalapeño has 18.5µg of Vitamin K, while Jícama has 0.3µg.
  • Jícama is lower in Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Peppers, jalapeno, 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 Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +65.3%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Copper - 0.048
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +65.3%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Copper - 0.048

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 +5033.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +678.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +487.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +540%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +897.6%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin K +6066.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 47%
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 +5033.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +678.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +487.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +540%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +897.6%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin K +6066.7%

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.
Jalapeño Jícama
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jalapeño Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 3.92g Jícama
Protein 0.91g 0.72g Jalapeño
Fats 0.37g 0.09g Jalapeño
Carbs 6.5g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 29kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch g g
Fructose 2.63g g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 2.8g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 12mg 12mg
Iron 0.25mg 0.6mg Jícama
Magnesium 15mg 12mg Jalapeño
Phosphorus 26mg 18mg Jalapeño
Potassium 248mg 150mg Jalapeño
Sodium 3mg 4mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.14mg 0.16mg Jícama
Copper 0.046mg 0.048mg Jícama
Vitamin A 1078IU 21IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58mg 0.46mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 118.6mg 20.2mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.02mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.029mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 1.28mg 0.2mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315mg 0.135mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.042mg Jalapeño
Folate 27µg 12µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 18.5µg 0.3µg Jalapeño
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 0.092g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.005g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g 0.043g Jalapeño

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Jalapeño 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
64
Jalapeño
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
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
5%
Jalapeño
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
9%
Jícama
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.32g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.071g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.