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Peppers vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Peppers and Jícama

  • Peppers have more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin K, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 and Potassium, while Jícama have more Fiber.
  • Peppers covers your daily need of Vitamin C 247% more than Jícama.
  • Peppers contain 59 times more Vitamin A than Jícama. While Peppers contain 59µg of Vitamin A, Jícama contains only 1µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Peppers, hot chili, green, 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
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Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +126.7%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +262.5%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 30% 18% 58% 9% 20% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +126.7%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +262.5%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%

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 +1100.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +5514.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +561.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +4666.7%
Contains more Folate +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 809% 71% 14% 0% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 0% 36% 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 +1100.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +5514.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +561.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +4666.7%
Contains more Folate +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
90
Peppers
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
23
Peppers
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 the food
Protein
12%
Peppers
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Peppers
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Peppers Jícama
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Peppers 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 richer in minerals?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sugars (difference - 3.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.021 g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Peppers Jícama Opinion
Calories 40 38 Peppers
Protein 2 0.72 Peppers
Fats 0.2 0.09 Peppers
Vitamin C 242.5 20.2 Peppers
Carbs 9.46 8.82 Peppers
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.6 Peppers
Calcium 18 12 Peppers
Potassium 340 150 Peppers
Magnesium 25 12 Peppers
Sugars 5.1 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 1.5 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.174 0.048 Peppers
Zinc 0.3 0.16 Peppers
Starch
Phosphorus 46 18 Peppers
Sodium 7 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 1179 21 Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69 0.46 Peppers
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.02 Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.029 Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.95 0.2 Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.061 0.135 Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.278 0.042 Peppers
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.3 0.3 Peppers
Folate 23 12 Peppers
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.021
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.005 Peppers
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109 0.043 Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026 Peppers
Threonine 0.074 0.018 Peppers
Isoleucine 0.065 0.016 Peppers
Leucine 0.105 0.025 Peppers
Lysine 0.089 0.026 Peppers
Methionine 0.024 0.007 Peppers
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.017 Peppers
Valine 0.084 0.022 Peppers
Histidine 0.041 0.019 Peppers
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Peppers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/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.