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Summer squash vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Summer squash and Jícama

  • Summer squash has more Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2, however Jícama has more Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Jícama is 15% higher.
  • Jícama has 5 times less Vitamin B6 than Summer squash. Summer squash has 0.218mg of Vitamin B6, while Jícama has 0.042mg.

Food types used in this article are Squash, summer, all varieties, 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 +25%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains more Potassium +74.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +81.3%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.048
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains more Potassium +74.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +81.3%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.048

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 +852.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +389.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +419%
Contains more Folate +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 57% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 22% 0% 8%
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 +852.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +389.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +419%
Contains more Folate +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 2.25g 3.92g Jícama
Protein 1.21g 0.72g Summer squash
Fats 0.18g 0.09g Summer squash
Carbs 3.35g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 16kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch g g
Fructose 0.95g g Summer squash
Sugar 2.2g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 1.1g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 15mg 12mg Summer squash
Iron 0.35mg 0.6mg Jícama
Magnesium 17mg 12mg Summer squash
Phosphorus 38mg 18mg Summer squash
Potassium 262mg 150mg Summer squash
Sodium 2mg 4mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.29mg 0.16mg Summer squash
Copper 0.051mg 0.048mg Summer squash
Vitamin A 200IU 21IU Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.02mg Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142mg 0.029mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487mg 0.2mg Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.135mg Summer squash
Vitamin B6 0.218mg 0.042mg Summer squash
Folate 29µg 12µg Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3µg 0.3µg Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011mg mg Summer squash
Threonine 0.028mg 0.018mg Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.042mg 0.016mg Summer squash
Leucine 0.069mg 0.025mg Summer squash
Lysine 0.065mg 0.026mg Summer squash
Methionine 0.017mg 0.007mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.017mg Summer squash
Valine 0.053mg 0.022mg Summer squash
Histidine 0.025mg 0.019mg Summer squash
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.044g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.005g Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.043g Summer squash

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Summer squash 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
18
Summer squash
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
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
7%
Summer squash
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Summer squash
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.