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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 Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +216.7%
Contains more Potassium +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +129.2%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Iron +35%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +216.7%
Contains more Potassium +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +129.2%
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 Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +950%
Contains more Vitamin E +4500%
Equal in Vitamin C - 20.2
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 66% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 12% 0% 5%
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 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 Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +950%
Contains more Vitamin E +4500%
Equal in Vitamin C - 20.2
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 15.39g 3.92g Potato
Protein 2.05g 0.72g Potato
Fats 0.09g 0.09g
Carbs 17.49g 8.82g Potato
Calories 77kcal 38kcal Potato
Starch 15.29g g Potato
Fructose 0.26g g Potato
Sugar 0.82g 1.8g Potato
Fiber 2.1g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 12mg 12mg
Iron 0.81mg 0.6mg Potato
Magnesium 23mg 12mg Potato
Phosphorus 57mg 18mg Potato
Potassium 425mg 150mg Potato
Sodium 6mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.3mg 0.16mg Potato
Copper 0.11mg 0.048mg Potato
Vitamin A 2IU 21IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 19.7mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.081mg 0.02mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.029mg Potato
Vitamin B3 1.061mg 0.2mg Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295mg 0.135mg Potato
Vitamin B6 0.298mg 0.042mg Potato
Folate 15µg 12µg Potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 0.3µg Potato
Tryptophan 0.021mg mg Potato
Threonine 0.067mg 0.018mg Potato
Isoleucine 0.066mg 0.016mg Potato
Leucine 0.098mg 0.025mg Potato
Lysine 0.107mg 0.026mg Potato
Methionine 0.032mg 0.007mg Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.017mg Potato
Valine 0.103mg 0.022mg Potato
Histidine 0.035mg 0.019mg Potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.005g Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042g 0.043g Jícama

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Potato Jícama
Low Fats diet Equal
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
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

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)

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.