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Amaranth leaves vs. Daikon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Amaranth leaves and Daikon

  • The amount of Vitamin K, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin C, Calcium, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2 in Amaranth leaves are higher than in Daikon.
  • Amaranth leaves covers your daily need of Vitamin K 950% more than Daikon.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Amaranth leaves, raw and Radishes, oriental, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +696.3%
Contains more Iron +480%
Contains more Magnesium +243.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.4%
Contains more Potassium +169.2%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Copper +40.9%
Contains more Manganese +2228.9%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Equal in Sodium - 21
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 65% 87% 40% 22% 54% 3% 25% 54% 116% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39% 5% 4%
Contains more Calcium +696.3%
Contains more Iron +480%
Contains more Magnesium +243.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.4%
Contains more Potassium +169.2%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Copper +40.9%
Contains more Manganese +2228.9%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Equal in Sodium - 21

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +690%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +317.4%
Contains more Folate +203.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +379900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 176% 0% 0% 145% 7% 37% 13% 4% 45% 64% 0% 0% 2850%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 74% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 22% 0% 4% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +690%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +317.4%
Contains more Folate +203.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +379900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +310%
Contains more Fats +230%
Contains more Other +158.6%
Equal in Carbs - 4.1
Equal in Water - 94.62
2% 4% 92%
Protein: 2.46 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 4.02 g
Water: 91.69 g
Other: 1.5 g
4% 95%
Protein: 0.6 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4.1 g
Water: 94.62 g
Other: 0.58 g
Contains more Protein +310%
Contains more Fats +230%
Contains more Other +158.6%
Equal in Carbs - 4.1
Equal in Water - 94.62

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +347.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +226.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67%
29% 24% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.091 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.076 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.147 g
33% 18% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.017 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.045 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +347.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +226.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Amaranth leaves Daikon
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth leaves Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 4.02g 2.5g Amaranth leaves
Protein 2.46g 0.6g Amaranth leaves
Fats 0.33g 0.1g Amaranth leaves
Carbs 4.02g 4.1g Daikon
Calories 23kcal 18kcal Amaranth leaves
Sugar 2.5g Amaranth leaves
Fiber 1.6g Daikon
Calcium 215mg 27mg Amaranth leaves
Iron 2.32mg 0.4mg Amaranth leaves
Magnesium 55mg 16mg Amaranth leaves
Phosphorus 50mg 23mg Amaranth leaves
Potassium 611mg 227mg Amaranth leaves
Sodium 20mg 21mg Amaranth leaves
Zinc 0.9mg 0.15mg Amaranth leaves
Copper 0.162mg 0.115mg Amaranth leaves
Manganese 0.885mg 0.038mg Amaranth leaves
Selenium 0.9µg 0.7µg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin A 2917IU 0IU Amaranth leaves
Vitamin A RAE 146µg 0µg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin C 43.3mg 22mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.02mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B2 0.158mg 0.02mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B3 0.658mg 0.2mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B5 0.064mg 0.138mg Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.192mg 0.046mg Amaranth leaves
Folate 85µg 28µg Amaranth leaves
Choline 7.3mg Daikon
Vitamin K 1140µg 0.3µg Amaranth leaves
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.003mg Amaranth leaves
Threonine 0.099mg 0.025mg Amaranth leaves
Isoleucine 0.119mg 0.026mg Amaranth leaves
Leucine 0.195mg 0.031mg Amaranth leaves
Lysine 0.127mg 0.03mg Amaranth leaves
Methionine 0.036mg 0.006mg Amaranth leaves
Phenylalanine 0.133mg 0.02mg Amaranth leaves
Valine 0.137mg 0.028mg Amaranth leaves
Histidine 0.052mg 0.011mg Amaranth leaves
Saturated Fat 0.091g 0.03g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.076g 0.017g Amaranth leaves
Polyunsaturated fat 0.147g 0.045g Amaranth leaves

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Amaranth leaves Daikon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
257%
Amaranth leaves
10%
Daikon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Amaranth leaves
12%
Daikon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.061g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Amaranth leaves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168385/nutrients
  2. Daikon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168451/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.