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Zucchini vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Zucchini and Jícama

  • Zucchini has more Vitamin B6 and Manganese, however Jícama is richer in Fiber.
  • Jícama covers your daily Fiber needs 16% more than Zucchini.
  • Jícama has 4 times less Vitamin B6 than Zucchini. Zucchini has 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, while Jícama has 0.042mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw 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
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Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +74%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Copper - 0.048
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 14% 9% 16% 5% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +74%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Copper - 0.048

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 +852.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +224.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +288.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1333.3%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 60% 12% 3% 0% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 0% 11% 18%
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 +852.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +224.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +288.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1333.3%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Zucchini
10
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
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 the food
Protein
7%
Zucchini
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Zucchini
0%
Jícama

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Zucchini Jícama
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Zucchini 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?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sugars (difference - 0.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.063g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Zucchini Jícama Opinion
Calories 17 38 Jícama
Protein 1.21 0.72 Zucchini
Fats 0.32 0.09 Zucchini
Vitamin C 17.9 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 3.11 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.37 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 16 12 Zucchini
Potassium 261 150 Zucchini
Magnesium 18 12 Zucchini
Sugars 2.5 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 1 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.053 0.048 Zucchini
Zinc 0.32 0.16 Zucchini
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 38 18 Zucchini
Sodium 8 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 200 21 Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.02 Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.094 0.029 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451 0.2 Zucchini
Vitamin B5 0.204 0.135 Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.042 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 0.3 Zucchini
Folate 24 12 Zucchini
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.084 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.005 Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091 0.043 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01 Zucchini
Threonine 0.029 0.018 Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044 0.016 Zucchini
Leucine 0.071 0.025 Zucchini
Lysine 0.067 0.026 Zucchini
Methionine 0.018 0.007 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.017 Zucchini
Valine 0.054 0.022 Zucchini
Histidine 0.026 0.019 Zucchini
Fructose 1.38 Zucchini

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.