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Vegetable vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Vegetable and Jícama?

  • Vegetable is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin K, Manganese, and Vitamin B2, yet Jícama is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Vegetable's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 24% more.
  • Vegetable has 78 times more Vitamin K than Jícama. While Vegetable has 23.5µg of Vitamin K, Jícama has only 0.3µg.

We used Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 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 Calcium +108.3%
Contains more Iron +36.7%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.7%
Contains more Zinc +206.3%
Contains more Copper +72.9%
Contains less Sodium -88.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 31% 16% 22% 15% 5% 14% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +108.3%
Contains more Iron +36.7%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.7%
Contains more Zinc +206.3%
Contains more Copper +72.9%
Contains less Sodium -88.6%

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 +20266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +313.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +325.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.2%
Contains more Folate +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +7733.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +531.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 257% 8% 0% 11% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 15% 0% 59%
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 +20266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +313.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +325.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.2%
Contains more Folate +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +7733.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +531.3%

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.
Vegetable Jícama
Rich in minerals ok
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Vegetable Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 8.69g 3.92g Vegetable
Protein 2.86g 0.72g Vegetable
Fats 0.15g 0.09g Vegetable
Carbs 13.09g 8.82g Vegetable
Calories 65kcal 38kcal Vegetable
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.12g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 4.4g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 25mg 12mg Vegetable
Iron 0.82mg 0.6mg Vegetable
Magnesium 22mg 12mg Vegetable
Phosphorus 51mg 18mg Vegetable
Potassium 169mg 150mg Vegetable
Sodium 35mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.49mg 0.16mg Vegetable
Copper 0.083mg 0.048mg Vegetable
Vitamin A 4277IU 21IU Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.46mg Jícama
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.2mg 20.2mg Jícama
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.02mg Vegetable
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.029mg Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.851mg 0.2mg Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.151mg 0.135mg Vegetable
Vitamin B6 0.074mg 0.042mg Vegetable
Folate 19µg 12µg Vegetable
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 23.5µg 0.3µg Vegetable
Tryptophan 0.029mg mg Vegetable
Threonine 0.115mg 0.018mg Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.016mg Vegetable
Leucine 0.19mg 0.025mg Vegetable
Lysine 0.17mg 0.026mg Vegetable
Methionine 0.034mg 0.007mg Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.12mg 0.017mg Vegetable
Valine 0.149mg 0.022mg Vegetable
Histidine 0.073mg 0.019mg Vegetable
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.031g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.005g Vegetable
Polyunsaturated fat 0.072g 0.043g Vegetable

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Vegetable 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
36
Vegetable
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
17
Vegetable
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
17%
Vegetable
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
13%
Vegetable
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Vegetable
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.32g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 49)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.