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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
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Iron +375%
Contains more Magnesium +908.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Zinc +668.8%
Contains more Copper +170.8%
Contains more Potassium +68.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Iron +375%
Contains more Magnesium +908.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Zinc +668.8%
Contains more Copper +170.8%
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 Folate +1400%
Contains more Vitamin K +21900%
Contains more Vitamin C +573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2000%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 18% 0% 10% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 135% 0% 166%
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 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 Folate +1400%
Contains more Vitamin K +21900%
Contains more Vitamin C +573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2000%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 8.27g 3.92g Seaweed
Protein 1.68g 0.72g Seaweed
Fats 0.56g 0.09g Seaweed
Carbs 9.57g 8.82g Seaweed
Calories 43kcal 38kcal Seaweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.6g 1.8g Seaweed
Fiber 1.3g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 168mg 12mg Seaweed
Iron 2.85mg 0.6mg Seaweed
Magnesium 121mg 12mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 42mg 18mg Seaweed
Potassium 89mg 150mg Jícama
Sodium 233mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 1.23mg 0.16mg Seaweed
Copper 0.13mg 0.048mg Seaweed
Vitamin A 116IU 21IU Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87mg 0.46mg Seaweed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.02mg Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.029mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.2mg Seaweed
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.135mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.042mg Jícama
Folate 180µg 12µg Seaweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 66µg 0.3µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048mg mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.055mg 0.018mg Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076mg 0.016mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.083mg 0.025mg Seaweed
Lysine 0.082mg 0.026mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.025mg 0.007mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.017mg Seaweed
Valine 0.072mg 0.022mg Seaweed
Histidine 0.024mg 0.019mg Seaweed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.247g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098g 0.005g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.043g Seaweed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Seaweed 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
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

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 ($)

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.