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Sweet potato vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Sweet potato and Jícama

  • Sweet potato has more Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Copper, Manganese, and Potassium, however Jícama is richer in Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Sweet potato covers your daily Vitamin A needs 79% more than Jícama.
  • Jícama has 6 times less Vitamin B5 than Sweet potato. Sweet potato has 0.8mg of Vitamin B5, while Jícama has 0.135mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Sweet potato, raw, unprepared 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 +150%
Contains more Potassium +124.7%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +214.6%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +161.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +124.7%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +214.6%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +161.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.6

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 +67457.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +492.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +397.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Vitamin C +741.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.9%
Equal in Folate - 12
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
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 +67457.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +492.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +397.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Vitamin C +741.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.9%
Equal in Folate - 12

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.
Sweet potato 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 Sweet potato Jícama Opinion
Calories 86kcal 38kcal Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 0.72g Sweet potato
Fats 0.05g 0.09g Jícama
Vitamin C 2.4mg 20.2mg Jícama
Net carbs 17.12g 3.92g Sweet potato
Carbs 20.12g 8.82g Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.61mg 0.6mg Sweet potato
Calcium 30mg 12mg Sweet potato
Potassium 337mg 150mg Sweet potato
Magnesium 25mg 12mg Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 3g 4.9g Jícama
Copper 0.151mg 0.048mg Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3mg 0.16mg Sweet potato
Starch 12.65g g Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47mg 18mg Sweet potato
Sodium 55mg 4mg Jícama
Vitamin A 14187IU 21IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.02mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.029mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 0.2mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.135mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.042mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.8µg 0.3µg Sweet potato
Folate 11µg 12µg Jícama
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.018g 0.021g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 0.005g Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g 0.043g Jícama
Tryptophan 0.031mg mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083mg 0.018mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055mg 0.016mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092mg 0.025mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066mg 0.026mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029mg 0.007mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089mg 0.017mg Sweet potato
Valine 0.086mg 0.022mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031mg 0.019mg Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g g Sweet potato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato 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
85
Sweet potato
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
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
9%
Sweet potato
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
9%
Jícama
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.38g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.