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

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
9%
Taro
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Taro
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Jícama
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (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 - 36)
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 ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Taro Jícama Opinion
Calories 112 38 Taro
Protein 1.5 0.72 Taro
Fats 0.2 0.09 Taro
Vitamin C 4.5 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 26.46 8.82 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 43 12 Taro
Potassium 591 150 Taro
Magnesium 33 12 Taro
Sugars 0.4 1.8 Taro
Fiber 4.1 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.172 0.048 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.16 Taro
Starch
Phosphorus 84 18 Taro
Sodium 11 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 76 21 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 0.46 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.02 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.029 Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.2 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.135 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.042 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 0.3 Taro
Folate 22 12 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.005 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.043 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.069 0.018 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 0.016 Taro
Leucine 0.111 0.025 Taro
Lysine 0.067 0.026 Taro
Methionine 0.02 0.007 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.017 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.022 Taro
Histidine 0.034 0.019 Taro
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.