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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 3.92g Tomatillo
Protein 0.96g 0.72g Tomatillo
Fats 1.02g 0.09g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 32kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.93g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 1.9g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 7mg 12mg Jícama
Iron 0.62mg 0.6mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 20mg 12mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 39mg 18mg Tomatillo
Potassium 268mg 150mg Tomatillo
Sodium 1mg 4mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.16mg Tomatillo
Copper 0.079mg 0.048mg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 114IU 21IU Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.02mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.029mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 0.2mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.135mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.042mg Tomatillo
Folate 7µg 12µg Jícama
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 10.1µg 0.3µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg 0.018mg Jícama
Isoleucine mg 0.016mg Jícama
Leucine mg 0.025mg Jícama
Lysine mg 0.026mg Jícama
Methionine mg 0.007mg Jícama
Phenylalanine mg 0.017mg Jícama
Valine mg 0.022mg Jícama
Histidine mg 0.019mg Jícama
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.139g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0.005g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g 0.043g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tomatillo 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
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

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 ($)

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.