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Red cabbage vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Red cabbage and Jícama

  • Red cabbage has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Vitamin A, however Jícama is higher in Fiber.
  • Red cabbage covers your daily Vitamin C needs 41% more than Jícama.
  • Jícama contains 127 times less Vitamin K than Red cabbage. Red cabbage contains 38.2µg of Vitamin K, while Jícama contains 0.3µg.
  • Jícama has less Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are Cabbage, red, 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
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +275%
Contains more Potassium +62%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Copper +182.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +275%
Contains more Potassium +62%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Copper +182.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%

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 +182.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +5214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +397.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +12633.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin E +318.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.135
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 190% 67% 3% 0% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 0% 96% 14%
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 +182.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +5214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +397.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +12633.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin E +318.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.135

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.
Red cabbage Jícama
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red cabbage Jícama Opinion
Calories 31kcal 38kcal Jícama
Protein 1.43g 0.72g Red cabbage
Fats 0.16g 0.09g Red cabbage
Vitamin C 57mg 20.2mg Red cabbage
Net carbs 5.27g 3.92g Red cabbage
Carbs 7.37g 8.82g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.8mg 0.6mg Red cabbage
Calcium 45mg 12mg Red cabbage
Potassium 243mg 150mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 16mg 12mg Red cabbage
Sugar 3.83g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 2.1g 4.9g Jícama
Copper 0.017mg 0.048mg Jícama
Zinc 0.22mg 0.16mg Red cabbage
Starch 0g g Red cabbage
Phosphorus 30mg 18mg Red cabbage
Sodium 27mg 4mg Jícama
Vitamin A 1116IU 21IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.02mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.029mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.418mg 0.2mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.147mg 0.135mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.042mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 38.2µg 0.3µg Red cabbage
Folate 18µg 12µg Red cabbage
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.021g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.005g Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08g 0.043g Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Red cabbage
Threonine 0.039mg 0.018mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.034mg 0.016mg Red cabbage
Leucine 0.046mg 0.025mg Red cabbage
Lysine 0.049mg 0.026mg Red cabbage
Methionine 0.014mg 0.007mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.036mg 0.017mg Red cabbage
Valine 0.048mg 0.022mg Red cabbage
Histidine 0.024mg 0.019mg Red cabbage
Fructose 1.48g g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Red cabbage Jícama
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
39
Red cabbage
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
13
Red cabbage
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
9%
Red cabbage
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
7%
Red cabbage
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Red cabbage
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
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 contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.021 g)

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. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.