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Carrot vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sugars (difference - 2.24g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Carrot Daikon
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Carrot Daikon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
97
Carrot
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carrot
9
Daikon

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
Carrot
4
:
4
Daikon
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +41%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.2%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +155.6%
Contains less Sodium -69.6%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +41%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.2%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +155.6%
Contains less Sodium -69.6%

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
Carrot
8
:
1
Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +391.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +4300%
Contains more Vitamin C +272.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +391.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +4300%
Contains more Vitamin C +272.9%

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
6%
Carrot
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
4%
Daikon
Fats
1%
Carrot
0%
Daikon

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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 Carrot Daikon Opinion
Calories 41 18 Carrot
Protein 0.93 0.6 Carrot
Fats 0.24 0.1 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 22 Daikon
Carbs 9.58 4.1 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.4 Daikon
Calcium 33 27 Carrot
Potassium 320 227 Carrot
Magnesium 12 16 Daikon
Sugars 4.74 2.5 Carrot
Fiber 2.8 1.6 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.115 Daikon
Zinc 0.24 0.15 Carrot
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 23 Carrot
Sodium 69 21 Daikon
Vitamin A 16706 0 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.02 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.02 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.2 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.138 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.046 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 0.3 Carrot
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.03 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.017 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.045 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.003 Carrot
Threonine 0.191 0.025 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.026 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 0.031 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.03 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.006 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.02 Carrot
Valine 0.069 0.028 Carrot
Histidine 0.04 0.011 Carrot
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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