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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
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Contains more Iron +103.3%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +45.8%
Contains more Zinc +225%
Contains more Phosphorus +172.2%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 46% 6% 19% 17% 24% 15% 22% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +103.3%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +45.8%
Contains more Zinc +225%
Contains more Phosphorus +172.2%
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 C +33.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +5423.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +10.9%
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 Vitamin K +64366.7%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.46
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 90% 70% 11% 0% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 0% 484% 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 C +33.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +5423.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +10.9%
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 Vitamin K +64366.7%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.46

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Welsh onion 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?
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.