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Welsh onion vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Welsh onion and Jícama?

  • Welsh onion is richer in Vitamin K, Iron, and Vitamin C, yet Jícama is richer in Fiber.
  • Welsh onion's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 161% higher.
  • Welsh onion has 3 times more Zinc than Jícama. Welsh onion has 0.52mg of Zinc, while Jícama has 0.16mg.

We used Onions, welsh, raw and Yambean (jicama), raw types in this comparison.

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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 +50%
Contains more Iron +103.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +172.2%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains more Zinc +225%
Contains more Copper +45.8%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 46% 17% 22% 19% 3% 15% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 9% 8% 14% 1% 5% 16%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +103.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +172.2%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains more Zinc +225%
Contains more Copper +45.8%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%

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 +5423.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +33.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.4%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +64366.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.46
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 70% 11% 0% 90% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 12% 0% 484%
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 +5423.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +33.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.4%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +64366.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.46

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.
Welsh onion 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 Welsh onion Jícama Opinion
Net carbs 4.1g 3.92g Welsh onion
Protein 1.9g 0.72g Welsh onion
Fats 0.4g 0.09g Welsh onion
Carbs 6.5g 8.82g Jícama
Calories 34kcal 38kcal Jícama
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.18g 1.8g Jícama
Fiber 2.4g 4.9g Jícama
Calcium 18mg 12mg Welsh onion
Iron 1.22mg 0.6mg Welsh onion
Magnesium 23mg 12mg Welsh onion
Phosphorus 49mg 18mg Welsh onion
Potassium 212mg 150mg Welsh onion
Sodium 17mg 4mg Jícama
Zinc 0.52mg 0.16mg Welsh onion
Copper 0.07mg 0.048mg Welsh onion
Vitamin A 1160IU 21IU Welsh onion
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.46mg Welsh onion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 27mg 20.2mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.02mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.029mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.2mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B5 0.169mg 0.135mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B6 0.072mg 0.042mg Welsh onion
Folate 16µg 12µg Welsh onion
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 193.4µg 0.3µg Welsh onion
Tryptophan 0.021mg mg Welsh onion
Threonine 0.074mg 0.018mg Welsh onion
Isoleucine 0.081mg 0.016mg Welsh onion
Leucine 0.113mg 0.025mg Welsh onion
Lysine 0.095mg 0.026mg Welsh onion
Methionine 0.021mg 0.007mg Welsh onion
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.017mg Welsh onion
Valine 0.084mg 0.022mg Welsh onion
Histidine 0.033mg 0.019mg Welsh onion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.067g 0.021g Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.056g 0.005g Welsh onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.156g 0.043g Welsh onion

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Welsh onion 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
61
Welsh onion
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
18
Welsh onion
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
11%
Welsh onion
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
7%
Welsh onion
9%
Jícama
Fats
2%
Welsh onion
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.38g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.046g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Welsh onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170007/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.