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Seaweed vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Seaweed and Jícama different?

  • Seaweed is richer in Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Zinc, while Jícama is higher in Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Seaweed covers your daily need of Vitamin K 55% more than Jícama.
  • Seaweed contains 58 times more Sodium than Jícama. Seaweed contains 233mg of Sodium, while Jícama contains 4mg.

Seaweed, kelp, 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
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Contains more Iron +375%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Magnesium +908.3%
Contains more Copper +170.8%
Contains more Zinc +668.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +68.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +375%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Magnesium +908.3%
Contains more Copper +170.8%
Contains more Zinc +668.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +68.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%

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 A +452.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +375.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +21900%
Contains more Folate +1400%
Contains more Vitamin C +573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2000%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 7% 18% 0% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 0% 166% 135%
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 A +452.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +375.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +21900%
Contains more Folate +1400%
Contains more Vitamin C +573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2000%

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
36
Seaweed
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
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
10%
Seaweed
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
9%
Jícama
Fats
3%
Seaweed
0%
Jícama

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Seaweed 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 lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 229mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.226g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Jícama Opinion
Calories 43 38 Seaweed
Protein 1.68 0.72 Seaweed
Fats 0.56 0.09 Seaweed
Vitamin C 3 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 9.57 8.82 Seaweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.85 0.6 Seaweed
Calcium 168 12 Seaweed
Potassium 89 150 Jícama
Magnesium 121 12 Seaweed
Sugar 0.6 1.8 Seaweed
Fiber 1.3 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.13 0.048 Seaweed
Zinc 1.23 0.16 Seaweed
Starch
Phosphorus 42 18 Seaweed
Sodium 233 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 116 21 Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87 0.46 Seaweed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.02 Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.029 Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.2 Seaweed
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.135 Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002 0.042 Jícama
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 66 0.3 Seaweed
Folate 180 12 Seaweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.247 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098 0.005 Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.043 Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048 Seaweed
Threonine 0.055 0.018 Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076 0.016 Seaweed
Leucine 0.083 0.025 Seaweed
Lysine 0.082 0.026 Seaweed
Methionine 0.025 0.007 Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.017 Seaweed
Valine 0.072 0.022 Seaweed
Histidine 0.024 0.019 Seaweed
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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. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/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.