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Pimiento vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pimiento and Jícama?

  • Pimiento is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin K, yet Jícama is richer in Fiber.
  • Pimiento's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 72% higher.
  • Pimiento has 133 times more Vitamin A RAE than Jícama. Pimiento has 133µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Jícama has 1µg.

We used Pimento, canned and Yambean (jicama), raw types in this comparison.

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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 +180%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Equal in Potassium - 150
Equal in Copper - 0.048
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 63% 5% 8% 14% 2% 6% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Equal in Potassium - 150
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 +12542.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +320.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +207.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +411.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +2666.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1250%
Contains more Folate +100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 160% 14% 0% 283% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 5% 0% 21%
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 +12542.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +320.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +207.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +411.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +2666.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1250%
Contains more Folate +100%

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.
Pimiento Jícama
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
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pimiento Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 3.2g 3.92g Jícama
Protein 1.1g 0.72g Pimiento
Fats 0.3g 0.09g Pimiento
Carbs 5.1g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 23kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.71g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 1.9g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 6mg 12mg Jícama
Iron 1.68mg 0.6mg Pimiento
Magnesium 6mg 12mg Jícama
Phosphorus 17mg 18mg Jícama
Potassium 158mg 150mg Pimiento
Sodium 14mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.19mg 0.16mg Pimiento
Copper 0.049mg 0.048mg Pimiento
Vitamin A 2655IU 21IU Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.46mg Pimiento
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 84.9mg 20.2mg Pimiento
Vitamin B1 0.017mg 0.02mg Jícama
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.029mg Pimiento
Vitamin B3 0.615mg 0.2mg Pimiento
Vitamin B5 0.01mg 0.135mg Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.215mg 0.042mg Pimiento
Folate 6µg 12µg Jícama
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 8.3µg 0.3µg Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.014mg mg Pimiento
Threonine 0.04mg 0.018mg Pimiento
Isoleucine 0.036mg 0.016mg Pimiento
Leucine 0.058mg 0.025mg Pimiento
Lysine 0.049mg 0.026mg Pimiento
Methionine 0.013mg 0.007mg Pimiento
Phenylalanine 0.034mg 0.017mg Pimiento
Valine 0.046mg 0.022mg Pimiento
Histidine 0.022mg 0.019mg Pimiento
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.045g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.005g Pimiento
Polyunsaturated fat 0.161g 0.043g Pimiento

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pimiento 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
47
Pimiento
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
14
Pimiento
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
7%
Pimiento
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
5%
Pimiento
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Pimiento
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pimiento
Pimiento is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.91g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
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 - $1)
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. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/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.