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Taro vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Taro and Jícama

  • Taro has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Copper, Potassium, Vitamin E , Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1, while Jícama has more Vitamin C.
  • Taro's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 19% higher.
  • Jícama contains 6 times less Manganese than Taro. Taro contains 0.383mg of Manganese, while Jícama contains 0.06mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Taro, 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
Taro
6
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Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +366.7%
Contains more Potassium +294%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Contains more Copper +258.3%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +366.7%
Contains more Potassium +294%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Contains more Copper +258.3%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
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
Taro
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +261.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +417.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +573.8%
Contains more Folate +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +348.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 3%
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 +261.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +417.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +573.8%
Contains more Folate +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +348.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 3.92g Taro
Protein 1.5g 0.72g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.09g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 8.82g Taro
Calories 112kcal 38kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g 1.8g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 43mg 12mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.6mg Jícama
Magnesium 33mg 12mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 18mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 150mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.23mg 0.16mg Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.048mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 21IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.46mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.02mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.029mg Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.2mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.135mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.042mg Taro
Folate 22µg 12µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 0.3µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.023mg mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.018mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.016mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg 0.025mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.026mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg 0.007mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.017mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.022mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.019mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.005g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.043g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro 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
Taro
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
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%
Taro
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Taro
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.4g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
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. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/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.