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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, Vitamin K, Manganese, and Vitamin B2, yet Jícama is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Vegetable's daily need coverage for Vitamin A 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 Iron +36.7%
Contains more Calcium +108.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.7%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +72.9%
Contains more Zinc +206.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 8% 15% 16% 28% 14% 22% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +36.7%
Contains more Calcium +108.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.7%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +72.9%
Contains more Zinc +206.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
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 Vitamin K +7733.3%
Contains more Folate +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +531.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +21.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 257% 8% 0% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 0% 59% 15%
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 +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 Vitamin K +7733.3%
Contains more Folate +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +531.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +21.1%

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Vegetable 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?
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 - 28)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Vegetable Jícama Opinion
Calories 65 38 Vegetable
Protein 2.86 0.72 Vegetable
Fats 0.15 0.09 Vegetable
Vitamin C 3.2 20.2 Jícama
Net carbs 8.6899995803833 3.9200000762939453 Vegetable
Carbs 13.09 8.82 Vegetable
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.82 0.6 Vegetable
Calcium 25 12 Vegetable
Potassium 169 150 Vegetable
Magnesium 22 12 Vegetable
Sugar 3.12 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 4.4 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.083 0.048 Vegetable
Zinc 0.49 0.16 Vegetable
Starch
Phosphorus 51 18 Vegetable
Sodium 35 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 4277 21 Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.38 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.02 Vegetable
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.029 Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.851 0.2 Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.151 0.135 Vegetable
Vitamin B6 0.074 0.042 Vegetable
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.5 0.3 Vegetable
Folate 19 12 Vegetable
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.031 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.005 Vegetable
Polyunsaturated fat 0.072 0.043 Vegetable
Tryptophan 0.029 Vegetable
Threonine 0.115 0.018 Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.139 0.016 Vegetable
Leucine 0.19 0.025 Vegetable
Lysine 0.17 0.026 Vegetable
Methionine 0.034 0.007 Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.12 0.017 Vegetable
Valine 0.149 0.022 Vegetable
Histidine 0.073 0.019 Vegetable
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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 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.