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Daikon vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turnip
Turnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sugars (difference - 1.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
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.
Daikon Turnip
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index 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
Daikon Turnip
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
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
11
Daikon
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
9
Daikon
9
Turnip

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
Daikon
5
:
3
Turnip
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +18.8%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Copper +35.3%
Contains less Sodium -68.7%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.4%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +18.8%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Copper +35.3%
Contains less Sodium -68.7%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.4%

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
Daikon
2
:
6
Turnip
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.7%
Equal in Vitamin C - 21
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.7%
Equal in Vitamin C - 21

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
4%
Daikon
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
6%
Turnip
Fats
0%
Daikon
0%
Turnip

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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 Daikon Turnip Opinion
Calories 18 28 Turnip
Protein 0.6 0.9 Turnip
Fats 0.1 0.1
Vitamin C 22 21 Daikon
Carbs 4.1 6.43 Turnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.3 Daikon
Calcium 27 30 Turnip
Potassium 227 191 Daikon
Magnesium 16 11 Daikon
Sugars 2.5 3.8 Turnip
Fiber 1.6 1.8 Turnip
Copper 0.115 0.085 Daikon
Zinc 0.15 0.27 Turnip
Starch
Phosphorus 23 27 Turnip
Sodium 21 67 Daikon
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 0.03 Turnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.04 Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.03 Turnip
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.4 Turnip
Vitamin B5 0.138 0.2 Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.09 Turnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 0.1 Daikon
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.03 0.011 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.006 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045 0.053 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.003 0.009 Turnip
Threonine 0.025 0.025
Isoleucine 0.026 0.036 Turnip
Leucine 0.031 0.033 Turnip
Lysine 0.03 0.036 Turnip
Methionine 0.006 0.011 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.02 0.017 Daikon
Valine 0.028 0.03 Turnip
Histidine 0.011 0.014 Turnip
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