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Beetroot vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Beetroot and Daikon

  • Beetroot is richer in Folate, and Manganese, while Daikon is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Beetroot covers your daily Folate needs 20% more than Daikon.
  • Beetroot has 9 times more Manganese than Daikon. Beetroot has 0.329mg of Manganese, while Daikon has 0.038mg.
  • Daikon is lower in Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Beets, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +43.2%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.9%
Contains more Calcium +68.8%
Contains more Copper +53.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +43.2%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.9%
Contains more Calcium +68.8%
Contains more Copper +53.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%

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
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Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.7%
Contains more Folate +289.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +349%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 74% 0% 0% 0% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 0% 1% 22%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.7%
Contains more Folate +289.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +349%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Beetroot
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
14
Daikon

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 food.
Protein
10%
Beetroot
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
4%
Daikon
Fats
1%
Beetroot
0%
Daikon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beetroot Daikon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Beetroot Daikon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 57mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Daikon Opinion
Calories 43 18 Beetroot
Protein 1.61 0.6 Beetroot
Fats 0.17 0.1 Beetroot
Vitamin C 4.9 22 Daikon
Net carbs 6.760000228881836 2.5 Beetroot
Carbs 9.56 4.1 Beetroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.4 Beetroot
Calcium 16 27 Daikon
Potassium 325 227 Beetroot
Magnesium 23 16 Beetroot
Sugar 6.76 2.5 Daikon
Fiber 2.8 1.6 Beetroot
Copper 0.075 0.115 Daikon
Zinc 0.35 0.15 Beetroot
Starch
Phosphorus 40 23 Beetroot
Sodium 78 21 Daikon
Vitamin A 33 0 Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04 0 Beetroot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.02 Beetroot
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.02 Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334 0.2 Beetroot
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.138 Beetroot
Vitamin B6 0.067 0.046 Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 0.3 Daikon
Folate 109 28 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.03 Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.017 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06 0.045 Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.019 0.003 Beetroot
Threonine 0.047 0.025 Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048 0.026 Beetroot
Leucine 0.068 0.031 Beetroot
Lysine 0.058 0.03 Beetroot
Methionine 0.018 0.006 Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046 0.02 Beetroot
Valine 0.056 0.028 Beetroot
Histidine 0.021 0.011 Beetroot
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.