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Onion vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sugars (difference - 1.74g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Daikon
Daikon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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.
Onion Daikon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Onion Daikon
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
6
Onion
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
6
Onion
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
Onion
3
:
5
Daikon
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +17.4%
Contains more Potassium +55.5%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Copper +194.9%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +17.4%
Contains more Potassium +55.5%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Copper +194.9%

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
Onion
6
:
3
Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +197.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +197.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.2%

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%
Onion
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
4%
Daikon
Fats
0%
Onion
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 Onion Daikon Opinion
Calories 40 18 Onion
Protein 1.1 0.6 Onion
Fats 0.1 0.1
Vitamin C 7.4 22 Daikon
Carbs 9.34 4.1 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 0.4 Daikon
Calcium 23 27 Daikon
Potassium 146 227 Daikon
Magnesium 10 16 Daikon
Sugars 4.24 2.5 Onion
Fiber 1.7 1.6 Onion
Copper 0.039 0.115 Daikon
Zinc 0.17 0.15 Onion
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 29 23 Onion
Sodium 4 21 Onion
Vitamin A 2 0 Onion
Vitamin E 0.02 0 Onion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.02 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.02 Onion
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.2 Daikon
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.138 Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.046 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 0.3 Onion
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.03 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.017 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.045 Daikon
Tryptophan 0.014 0.003 Onion
Threonine 0.021 0.025 Daikon
Isoleucine 0.014 0.026 Daikon
Leucine 0.025 0.031 Daikon
Lysine 0.039 0.03 Onion
Methionine 0.002 0.006 Daikon
Phenylalanine 0.025 0.02 Onion
Valine 0.021 0.028 Daikon
Histidine 0.014 0.011 Onion
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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