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Shallot vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Shallot and Jícama

  • Shallot has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Folate, and Potassium, however Jícama is richer in Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Shallot covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 23% more than Jícama.
  • Jícama has 5 times less Manganese than Shallot. Shallot has 0.292mg of Manganese, while Jícama has 0.06mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Shallots, 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 Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Contains more Potassium +122.7%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Contains more Potassium +122.7%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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 B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +721.4%
Contains more Folate +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +425%
Contains more Vitamin E +1050%
Contains more Vitamin C +152.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 2%
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 B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +721.4%
Contains more Folate +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +425%
Contains more Vitamin E +1050%
Contains more Vitamin C +152.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shallot Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 13.6g 3.92g Shallot
Protein 2.5g 0.72g Shallot
Fats 0.1g 0.09g Shallot
Carbs 16.8g 8.82g Shallot
Calories 72kcal 38kcal Shallot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 7.87g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 3.2g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 37mg 12mg Shallot
Iron 1.2mg 0.6mg Shallot
Magnesium 21mg 12mg Shallot
Phosphorus 60mg 18mg Shallot
Potassium 334mg 150mg Shallot
Sodium 12mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.4mg 0.16mg Shallot
Copper 0.088mg 0.048mg Shallot
Vitamin A 4IU 21IU Jícama
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.02mg Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.029mg Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.2mg
Vitamin B5 0.29mg 0.135mg Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.345mg 0.042mg Shallot
Folate 34µg 12µg Shallot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.8µg 0.3µg Shallot
Tryptophan 0.028mg mg Shallot
Threonine 0.098mg 0.018mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106mg 0.016mg Shallot
Leucine 0.149mg 0.025mg Shallot
Lysine 0.125mg 0.026mg Shallot
Methionine 0.027mg 0.007mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.017mg Shallot
Valine 0.11mg 0.022mg Shallot
Histidine 0.043mg 0.019mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.021g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.005g Shallot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.043g Jícama

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shallot 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
Shallot
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
21
Shallot
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
15%
Shallot
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
9%
Jícama
Fats
0%
Shallot
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.07g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
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 is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.