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Tomato vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Tomato and Jícama

  • Tomato has more Vitamin K, however Jícama has more Fiber, and Vitamin C.
  • Jícama's daily need coverage for Fiber is 15% more.
  • Tomato has 26 times more Vitamin K than Jícama. Tomato has 7.9µg of Vitamin K, while Jícama has 0.3µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average 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
Tomato
4
:
Contains more Potassium +58%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Zinc - 0.16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Potassium +58%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Zinc - 0.16

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
Tomato
7
:
Contains more Vitamin A +3866.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2533.3%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
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 +3866.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2533.3%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.7%

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
16
Tomato
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
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
5%
Tomato
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Tomato
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.
Tomato Jícama
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Tomato 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 vitamins?
Tomato
Tomato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.83g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato Jícama Opinion
Calories 18 38 Jícama
Protein 0.88 0.72 Tomato
Fats 0.2 0.09 Tomato
Vitamin C 13.7 20.2 Jícama
Net carbs 2.690000057220459 3.9200000762939453 Jícama
Carbs 3.89 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.27 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 10 12 Jícama
Potassium 237 150 Tomato
Magnesium 11 12 Jícama
Sugar 2.63 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 1.2 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.059 0.048 Tomato
Zinc 0.17 0.16 Tomato
Starch 0 Tomato
Phosphorus 24 18 Tomato
Sodium 5 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 833 21 Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54 0.46 Tomato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.02 Tomato
Vitamin B2 0.019 0.029 Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.594 0.2 Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.089 0.135 Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.042 Tomato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 7.9 0.3 Tomato
Folate 15 12 Tomato
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031 0.005 Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.043 Tomato
Tryptophan 0.006 Tomato
Threonine 0.027 0.018 Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018 0.016 Tomato
Leucine 0.025 0.025
Lysine 0.027 0.026 Tomato
Methionine 0.006 0.007 Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.027 0.017 Tomato
Valine 0.018 0.022 Jícama
Histidine 0.014 0.019 Jícama
Fructose 1.37 Tomato

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.