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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, 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 than Jícama. Pimiento has 133µg of Vitamin A, 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 Potassium - 150
Equal in Copper - 0.048
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 63% 2% 14% 5% 17% 6% 8% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Equal in Potassium - 150
Equal in Copper - 0.048
Equal in Phosphorus - 18

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 +320.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +12542.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 283% 160% 14% 0% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 0% 21% 5%
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 +320.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +12542.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
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 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 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

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is better in case of low diet
Pimiento 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pimiento Jícama Opinion
Calories 23 38 Jícama
Protein 1.1 0.72 Pimiento
Fats 0.3 0.09 Pimiento
Vitamin C 84.9 20.2 Pimiento
Net carbs 3.200000047683716 3.9200000762939453 Jícama
Carbs 5.1 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.68 0.6 Pimiento
Calcium 6 12 Jícama
Potassium 158 150 Pimiento
Magnesium 6 12 Jícama
Sugar 2.71 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 1.9 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.049 0.048 Pimiento
Zinc 0.19 0.16 Pimiento
Starch
Phosphorus 17 18 Jícama
Sodium 14 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 2655 21 Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.69 0.46 Pimiento
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.017 0.02 Jícama
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.029 Pimiento
Vitamin B3 0.615 0.2 Pimiento
Vitamin B5 0.01 0.135 Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.215 0.042 Pimiento
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 8.3 0.3 Pimiento
Folate 6 12 Jícama
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.045 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02 0.005 Pimiento
Polyunsaturated fat 0.161 0.043 Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.014 Pimiento
Threonine 0.04 0.018 Pimiento
Isoleucine 0.036 0.016 Pimiento
Leucine 0.058 0.025 Pimiento
Lysine 0.049 0.026 Pimiento
Methionine 0.013 0.007 Pimiento
Phenylalanine 0.034 0.017 Pimiento
Valine 0.046 0.022 Pimiento
Histidine 0.022 0.019 Pimiento
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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. 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.