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Savoy cabbage vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Savoy cabbage and Jícama?

  • Savoy cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, and Manganese, yet Jícama is higher in Fiber.
  • Savoy cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 57% more.
  • Savoy cabbage has 50 times more Vitamin A than Jícama. While Savoy cabbage has 50µg of Vitamin A, Jícama has only 1µg.

We used Cabbage, savoy, raw and Yambean (jicama), raw types 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 +191.7%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Copper +29.2%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 11% 21% 20% 21% 8% 18% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +191.7%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Copper +29.2%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%

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 +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +4661.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +22833.3%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +170.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.029
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 104% 60% 4% 0% 18% 7% 6% 12% 44% 0% 172% 60%
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 +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +4661.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +22833.3%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +170.6%
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.
Savoy cabbage Jícama
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Savoy cabbage Jícama Opinion
Calories 27kcal 38kcal Jícama
Protein 2g 0.72g Savoy cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.09g Savoy cabbage
Vitamin C 31mg 20.2mg Savoy cabbage
Net carbs 3g 3.92g Jícama
Carbs 6.1g 8.82g Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.4mg 0.6mg Jícama
Calcium 35mg 12mg Savoy cabbage
Potassium 230mg 150mg Savoy cabbage
Magnesium 28mg 12mg Savoy cabbage
Sugar 2.27g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 3.1g 4.9g Jícama
Copper 0.062mg 0.048mg Savoy cabbage
Zinc 0.27mg 0.16mg Savoy cabbage
Starch g g
Phosphorus 42mg 18mg Savoy cabbage
Sodium 28mg 4mg Jícama
Vitamin A 1000IU 21IU Savoy cabbage
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.07mg 0.02mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.029mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.2mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.187mg 0.135mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.19mg 0.042mg Savoy cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 68.8µg 0.3µg Savoy cabbage
Folate 80µg 12µg Savoy cabbage
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.013g 0.021g Savoy cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.005g Savoy cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.049g 0.043g Savoy cabbage
Tryptophan 0.02mg mg Savoy cabbage
Threonine 0.069mg 0.018mg Savoy cabbage
Isoleucine 0.101mg 0.016mg Savoy cabbage
Leucine 0.103mg 0.025mg Savoy cabbage
Lysine 0.094mg 0.026mg Savoy cabbage
Methionine 0.02mg 0.007mg Savoy cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.064mg 0.017mg Savoy cabbage
Valine 0.085mg 0.022mg Savoy cabbage
Histidine 0.041mg 0.019mg Savoy cabbage
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Savoy 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
40
Savoy cabbage
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
14
Savoy 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
12%
Savoy cabbage
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
6%
Savoy cabbage
9%
Jícama
Fats
0%
Savoy cabbage
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Savoy cabbage
Savoy cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Savoy cabbage
Savoy cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Savoy cabbage
Savoy cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.47g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
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 - $0.4)
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. Savoy cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170388/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.