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

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
4%
Radish
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
3%
Radish
9%
Jícama
Fats
0%
Radish
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Radish 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 minerals?
Radish
Radish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Radish Jícama Opinion
Calories 16 38 Jícama
Protein 0.68 0.72 Jícama
Fats 0.1 0.09 Radish
Vitamin C 14.8 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 3.4 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 25 12 Radish
Potassium 233 150 Radish
Magnesium 10 12 Jícama
Sugars 1.86 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 1.6 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.05 0.048 Radish
Zinc 0.28 0.16 Radish
Starch 0 Radish
Phosphorus 20 18 Radish
Sodium 39 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 7 21 Jícama
Vitamin E 0 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.012 0.02 Jícama
Vitamin B2 0.039 0.029 Radish
Vitamin B3 0.254 0.2 Radish
Vitamin B5 0.165 0.135 Radish
Vitamin B6 0.071 0.042 Radish
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.3 0.3 Radish
Folate 25 12 Radish
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.032 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.005 Radish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048 0.043 Radish
Tryptophan 0.009 Radish
Threonine 0.023 0.018 Radish
Isoleucine 0.02 0.016 Radish
Leucine 0.031 0.025 Radish
Lysine 0.033 0.026 Radish
Methionine 0.01 0.007 Radish
Phenylalanine 0.036 0.017 Radish
Valine 0.035 0.022 Radish
Histidine 0.013 0.019 Jícama
Fructose 0.71 Radish

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.