35points

Jicama

40points

Sweet Potato

Jicama
Sweet Potato
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67 facts in comparison

Jicama vs Sweet Potato

Jicama
Sweet Potato

Why is Jicama better than Sweet Potato?

  • 16.55% higher water content per 100g
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    90.07gvs77.28g
  • 1.63x more dietary fiber per 100g
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    4.9gvs3g
  • 1.77x more vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) per 100g
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    0.46mgvs0.26mg
  • 8.42x more vitamin C per 100g
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    20.2mgvs2.4mg
  • 9.09% more folate per 100g
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    12µgvs11µg
  • 56.94% smaller amount of sugars per 100g
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    1.8gvs4.18g
  • 16.67% more selenium per 100g
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    0.7µgvs0.6µg
  • 1.8x more lipids per 100g
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    0.09gvs0.05g

Why is Sweet Potato better than Jicama?

  • 2.18x more proteins per 100g
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    1.57gvs0.72g
  • 2.26x more food energy (kcal) per 100g
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    86kcalvs38kcal
  • 2.5x more calcium per 100g
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    30mgvs12mg
  • 1.67% more iron per 100g
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    0.61mgvs0.6mg
  • 2.08x more magnesium per 100g
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    25mgvs12mg
  • 2.25x more potassium per 100g
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    337mgvs150mg
  • 4.3x more manganese per 100g
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    0.26mgvs0.06mg
  • 3.9x more thiamin per 100g
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    0.08mgvs0.02mg

General values

1. higher water content per 100g

90.07g

77.28g

Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.
2. more dietary fiber per 100g

4.9g

3g

Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.
3. more proteins per 100g

0.72g

1.57g

Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.
4. more food energy (kcal) per 100g

38kcal

86kcal

The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
5. less cholesterol per 100g

0mg

0mg

Cholesterol is a lipid essential for producing hormones and takes two forms: LDL, or bad cholesterol, and HDL, good cholesterol. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) removes LDL from the arteries and carries it to the liver to be broken down.
6. more beta carotene per 100g

13µg

8509µg

Beta carotene is a pigment found in plants and is an antioxidant. When ingested, it converts to vitamin A1 (retinol), which is necessary for eye health, skin health and for maintaining a strong immune system.

Sugars

1. more carbohydrates per 100g

8.82g

20.12g

Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.
2. smaller amount of sugars per 100g

1.8g

4.18g

The total amount of sugars, including glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose. A sugar-heavy diet can cause metabolic dysfunctions.

Minerals

1. more calcium per 100g

12mg

30mg

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg.
2. more iron per 100g

0.6mg

0.61mg

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.
3. more magnesium per 100g

12mg

25mg

Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.
4. more potassium per 100g

150mg

337mg

Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.
5. more manganese per 100g

0.06mg

0.26mg

Manganese is a trace mineral that assists in bone formation, skin integrity and assists the enzymes that control blood sugar.
6. more ash per 100g

0.3g

0.99g

The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).

Vitamins

1. more vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) per 100g

0.46mg

0.26mg

Vitamin E Alpha (d-alpha-tocopherol) is a fat-soluble antioxidant that protects the body's cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, strengthens the immune system and prevents blood clotting.
2. more vitamin C per 100g

20.2mg

2.4mg

Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.
3. more thiamin per 100g

0.02mg

0.08mg

Thiamin (vitamin B1) assists the body's cells change carbohydrates into energy. It is commonly found in grain-based foods like bread and cereals.
4. more riboflavin per 100g

0.03mg

0.06mg

Ribolflavin (vitamin B2) is one of the most important vitamins from the B complex series. It is necessary for breaking down carbohydrates and for processing amino acids and fats.
5. more niacin per 100g

0.2mg

0.56mg

Niacin or vitamin B3 aids the body by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat). Like other vitamins from the B complex series, it also helps convert carbohydrates into glucose.
6. more vitamin B6 per 100g

0.04mg

0.21mg

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is needed for the production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. It's essential for absorbing vitamin B12 and takes part in the production of red blood cells, various cells of the immune system and in the formation of myelin, which protects nerve cells from damage.

Amino acids

1. more cystine per 100g

0.01g

0.02g

Cystine is a non-essential amino acid that helps proteins in maintaining their structure. It also supports tissue formation and is necessary for the body to produce glutathione to remove toxins from the liver.
2. more threonine per 100g

0.02g

0.08g

Threonine is an essential amino acid that helps promote normal growth of the body. It also helps various systems in the body like cardiovascular, liver, nervous and immune system.
3. more isoleucine per 100g

0.02g

0.06g

Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, important for the the synthesis of hemoglobin, the regulation and stabilization of blood sugars and energy levels, and tissue repair.
4. more leucine per 100g

0.03g

0.09g

Leucine is an essential amino acid for adipose, muscle and liver tissues. It stimulates protein synthesis, protecting muscles from stress and is important for regulating blood sugar and stimulating insulin release, which is important for building muscles.
5. more lysine per 100g

0.03g

0.07g

Lysine is an essential amino acid that helps the body absorb calcium and has a crucial role in collagen formation.
6. more methionine per 100g

0.01g

0.03g

Methionine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in synthesizing other proteins, forming cartilage tissues, dissolving fat and reducing fat in the liver. It has an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect and strengthens hair and nail structure.

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