Nutrition for Jicama

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Jicama Nutrition Summary

One cup of jicama (120 grams or 0.3 lb) contains 46 calories and 0.9 grams of protein. Jicama consist of 90% water, 9% carbohydrates, and less than 1% of protein or fat.

Jicama is an excellent source of a few nutrients, including dietary fiber and Vitamin C. It also contains significant amounts of potassium.

In one cup of jicama:

  • Calories: 46
  • Protein: 0.9 g
  • Sugar: 2.2 g
  • Dietary fiber: 5.9 g
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 4.8 mg
There is no significant amounts of saturated fat or cholesterol in jicama.

See the Jicama Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Yambean , raw.

Calories in Jicama

Jicama has 46 calories per cup or 38 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates.

90% of calories in jicama are from carbohydrates, 8% of calories are from protein and 2% of calories are from fat.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 90% of the calories in jicama are from carbohydrates. The carbs in jicama are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (73% and 27%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single cup of jicama contains 24% of recommended daily values or 5.9 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 5.9 g
  • Sugar: 2.2 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in jicama.

Calories from Fat

A small portion, or 2% the calories in Jicama are from fat. Jicama is very low in total fat, with 0.1 grams per cup. Most of the fat in jicama are healthier unsaturated fats.

Jicama is cholesterol free and trans-fat free.

  • Total fat: 0.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholesterol, trans fat, saturated fat or monounsaturated fat in jicama.

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Protein in Jicama

One cup of Jicama has 0.9 grams of protein or about 2% of daily recommended intake. Jicama is relatively low in protein, and is not a source of complete protein, containing little or small amounts of the majority of the nine essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 0.86 g
  • Leucine: 0.03 g
  • Lysine: 0.03 g
  • Valine: 0.03 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, methionine, phenylalanine or histidine in jicama.

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Vitamins and Minerals in Jicama

An good source of nutrients, jicama contains abundant amounts of Vitamin C. In fact, a single cup of jicama contains 32% of recommended daily values or 24.2 milligrams of Vitamin C.

Vitamins in jicama (1 cup):
  • Vitamin a: 1.2 ug
  • Niacin: 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin b6: 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: 24.2 mg
  • Vitamin e: 0.6 mg
  • Folate: 14.4 ug
  • Vitamin k: 0.4 ug
Minerals in jicama (1 cup):
  • Calcium: 14.4 mg
  • Potassium: 180 mg
  • Iron: 0.7 mg
  • Magnesium: 14.4 mg
  • Zinc: 0.2 mg
  • Selenium: 0.8 ug
  • Phosphorus: 21.6 mg
  • Copper: 0.1 mg
  • Manganese: 0.1 mg
  • Choline: 16.3 mg
There is no significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid or vitamin b12 in jicama.

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Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Jicama [3]

Jicama contains a couple of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoid beta-carotene. In one cup of jicama:

  • beta-carotene: 16 ug

Jicama Nutrition Chart


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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Jicama in Cooking

Jicama is in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Jicama can be consumed raw and is often peeled or julienned before cooking or serving. Most recipes call for one or two jicamas.

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