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Potato vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Potato and Jícama

  • Potato has more Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1, however Jícama is higher in Fiber.
  • Potato covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 20% more than Jícama.
  • Jícama contains 5 times less Vitamin B3 than Potato. Potato contains 1.061mg of Vitamin B3, while Jícama contains 0.2mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Potatoes, flesh and skin, 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
Potato
6
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Contains more Iron +35%
Contains more Potassium +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +129.2%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +216.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +35%
Contains more Potassium +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +129.2%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +216.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Calcium - 12

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
Potato
7
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +305%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +609.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin A +950%
Contains more Vitamin E +4500%
Equal in Vitamin C - 20.2
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
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 B1 +305%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +609.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin A +950%
Contains more Vitamin E +4500%
Equal in Vitamin C - 20.2
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029

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
18
Potato
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
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
12%
Potato
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
9%
Jícama
Fats
0%
Potato
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.
Potato Jícama
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Potato Jícama
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.98g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 69)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Jícama Opinion
Calories 77 38 Potato
Protein 2.05 0.72 Potato
Fats 0.09 0.09
Vitamin C 19.7 20.2 Jícama
Net carbs 15.390000343322754 3.9200000762939453 Potato
Carbs 17.49 8.82 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.81 0.6 Potato
Calcium 12 12
Potassium 425 150 Potato
Magnesium 23 12 Potato
Sugar 0.82 1.8 Potato
Fiber 2.1 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.11 0.048 Potato
Zinc 0.3 0.16 Potato
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 57 18 Potato
Sodium 6 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 2 21 Jícama
Vitamin E 0.01 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.081 0.02 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.029 Potato
Vitamin B3 1.061 0.2 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295 0.135 Potato
Vitamin B6 0.298 0.042 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 0.3 Potato
Folate 15 12 Potato
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 0.005 Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042 0.043 Jícama
Tryptophan 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.067 0.018 Potato
Isoleucine 0.066 0.016 Potato
Leucine 0.098 0.025 Potato
Lysine 0.107 0.026 Potato
Methionine 0.032 0.007 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081 0.017 Potato
Valine 0.103 0.022 Potato
Histidine 0.035 0.019 Potato
Fructose 0.26 Potato

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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.