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Rutabagas vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Rutabagas and Jícama different?

  • Rutabagas are richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, and Phosphorus, while Jícama is higher in Fiber.
  • Rutabagas contain 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Jícama. Rutabagas contain 0.09mg of Vitamin B1, while Jícama contains 0.02mg.
  • Jícama is lower in Sugar.

Rutabagas, raw and Yambean (jicama), raw types were used in this article.

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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 Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +194.4%
Contains more Potassium +103.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Iron +36.4%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 17% 15% 23% 27% 2% 7% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +194.4%
Contains more Potassium +103.3%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Iron +36.4%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +50%

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 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +138.1%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +950%
Contains more Vitamin E +53.3%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 0% 84% 23% 10% 14% 10% 24% 16% 0% 1%
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 C +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +138.1%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +950%
Contains more Vitamin E +53.3%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.3

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.
Rutabagas Jícama
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rutabagas Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 6.32g 3.92g Rutabagas
Protein 1.08g 0.72g Rutabagas
Fats 0.16g 0.09g Rutabagas
Carbs 8.62g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 37kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch 0.4g g Rutabagas
Fructose 1.61g g Rutabagas
Sugar 4.46g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 2.3g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 43mg 12mg Rutabagas
Iron 0.44mg 0.6mg Jícama
Magnesium 20mg 12mg Rutabagas
Phosphorus 53mg 18mg Rutabagas
Potassium 305mg 150mg Rutabagas
Sodium 12mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.24mg 0.16mg Rutabagas
Copper 0.032mg 0.048mg Jícama
Vitamin A 2IU 21IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 25mg 20.2mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.02mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.029mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.2mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B5 0.16mg 0.135mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.042mg Rutabagas
Folate 21µg 12µg Rutabagas
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.3µg
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg 0.018mg Jícama
Isoleucine mg 0.016mg Jícama
Leucine mg 0.025mg Jícama
Lysine mg 0.026mg Jícama
Methionine mg 0.007mg Jícama
Phenylalanine mg 0.017mg Jícama
Valine mg 0.022mg Jícama
Histidine mg 0.019mg Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.025g 0.005g Rutabagas
Polyunsaturated fat 0.088g 0.043g Rutabagas

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Rutabagas 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
15
Rutabagas
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
14
Rutabagas
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
6%
Rutabagas
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
9%
Rutabagas
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Rutabagas
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.66g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 55)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
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. Rutabagas - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168454/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.