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Tomatillo vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Tomatillo and Jícama?

  • Tomatillo is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin K, yet Jícama is higher in Fiber, and Vitamin C.
  • Tomatillo's daily need coverage for Manganese is 6650% more.
  • Tomatillo has 34 times more Vitamin K than Jícama. While Tomatillo has 10.1µg of Vitamin K, Jícama has only 0.3µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Jícama is lower.

We used Tomatillos, raw and Yambean (jicama), raw types in this article.

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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
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Contains more Potassium +78.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +64.6%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Potassium +78.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +64.6%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
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 +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +825%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +3266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +72.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +21.1%
Contains more Folate +71.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.135
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 39% 7% 8% 0% 11% 9% 35% 9% 13% 0% 26% 6%
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 +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +825%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +3266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +72.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +21.1%
Contains more Folate +71.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.135

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
13
Tomatillo
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
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
6%
Tomatillo
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
9%
Jícama
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
0%
Jícama

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.
Tomatillo 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tomatillo 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 contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.13g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.118g)
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

Nutrient Tomatillo Jícama Opinion
Calories 32 38 Jícama
Protein 0.96 0.72 Tomatillo
Fats 1.02 0.09 Tomatillo
Vitamin C 11.7 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 5.84 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.62 0.6 Tomatillo
Calcium 7 12 Jícama
Potassium 268 150 Tomatillo
Magnesium 20 12 Tomatillo
Sugar 3.93 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 1.9 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.079 0.048 Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22 0.16 Tomatillo
Starch
Phosphorus 39 18 Tomatillo
Sodium 1 4 Tomatillo
Vitamin A 114 21 Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.38 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.02 Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.035 0.029 Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 1.85 0.2 Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15 0.135 Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.056 0.042 Tomatillo
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 10.1 0.3 Tomatillo
Folate 7 12 Jícama
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.139 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155 0.005 Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417 0.043 Tomatillo
Tryptophan
Threonine 0.018 Jícama
Isoleucine 0.016 Jícama
Leucine 0.025 Jícama
Lysine 0.026 Jícama
Methionine 0.007 Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.017 Jícama
Valine 0.022 Jícama
Histidine 0.019 Jícama
Fructose

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. Tomatillo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168566/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.