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Radish vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Radish and Jícama

  • Radish has less Fiber, and Vitamin C.
  • Jícama's daily need coverage for Fiber is 13% more.
  • Radish has 2 times more Potassium than Jícama. Radish has 233mg of Potassium, while Jícama has 150mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Radishes, 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
Radish
5
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Contains more Calcium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +55.3%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.048
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 13% 8% 9% 21% 6% 8% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +55.3%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
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
Radish
6
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69%
Contains more Folate +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 50% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 19% 0% 4%
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 B2 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69%
Contains more Folate +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%

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.
Radish Jícama
Rich in minerals 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 vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Radish Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 1.8g 3.92g Jícama
Protein 0.68g 0.72g Jícama
Fats 0.1g 0.09g Radish
Carbs 3.4g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 16kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch 0g g Radish
Fructose 0.71g g Radish
Sugar 1.86g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 1.6g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 25mg 12mg Radish
Iron 0.34mg 0.6mg Jícama
Magnesium 10mg 12mg Jícama
Phosphorus 20mg 18mg Radish
Potassium 233mg 150mg Radish
Sodium 39mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.28mg 0.16mg Radish
Copper 0.05mg 0.048mg Radish
Vitamin A 7IU 21IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 14.8mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.012mg 0.02mg Jícama
Vitamin B2 0.039mg 0.029mg Radish
Vitamin B3 0.254mg 0.2mg Radish
Vitamin B5 0.165mg 0.135mg Radish
Vitamin B6 0.071mg 0.042mg Radish
Folate 25µg 12µg Radish
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.3µg 0.3µg Radish
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Radish
Threonine 0.023mg 0.018mg Radish
Isoleucine 0.02mg 0.016mg Radish
Leucine 0.031mg 0.025mg Radish
Lysine 0.033mg 0.026mg Radish
Methionine 0.01mg 0.007mg Radish
Phenylalanine 0.036mg 0.017mg Radish
Valine 0.035mg 0.022mg Radish
Histidine 0.013mg 0.019mg Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.032g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.005g Radish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048g 0.043g Radish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Radish 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
10
Radish
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
11
Radish
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
4%
Radish
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
3%
Radish
9%
Jícama
Fats
0%
Radish
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Radish
Radish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.06g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Radish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169276/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.