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Cabbage vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cabbage and Daikon different?

  • Cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Manganese, however Daikon is richer in Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Cabbage is 63% higher.
  • Cabbage contains 4 times more Manganese than Daikon. While Cabbage contains 0.16mg of Manganese, Daikon contains only 0.038mg.

Cabbage, raw and Radishes, oriental, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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
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Daikon
Contains more Calcium +48.1%
Contains more Iron +17.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +13%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +33.5%
Contains more Copper +505.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Contains more Calcium +48.1%
Contains more Iron +17.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +13%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +33.5%
Contains more Copper +505.3%

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
Cabbage
10
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Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +66.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +205%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.6%
Contains more Folate +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +25233.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 3% 0% 122% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 33% 0% 190%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 74% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 22% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +66.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +205%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.6%
Contains more Folate +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +25233.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 3.3g 2.5g Cabbage
Protein 1.28g 0.6g Cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 5.8g 4.1g Cabbage
Calories 25kcal 18kcal Cabbage
Starch 0g g Cabbage
Fructose 1.45g g Cabbage
Sugar 3.2g 2.5g Daikon
Fiber 2.5g 1.6g Cabbage
Calcium 40mg 27mg Cabbage
Iron 0.47mg 0.4mg Cabbage
Magnesium 12mg 16mg Daikon
Phosphorus 26mg 23mg Cabbage
Potassium 170mg 227mg Daikon
Sodium 18mg 21mg Cabbage
Zinc 0.18mg 0.15mg Cabbage
Copper 0.019mg 0.115mg Daikon
Vitamin A 98IU 0IU Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0mg Cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 36.6mg 22mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.02mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.02mg Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.2mg Cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.138mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.046mg Cabbage
Folate 43µg 28µg Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 76µg 0.3µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.003mg Cabbage
Threonine 0.035mg 0.025mg Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.026mg Cabbage
Leucine 0.041mg 0.031mg Cabbage
Lysine 0.044mg 0.03mg Cabbage
Methionine 0.012mg 0.006mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.02mg Cabbage
Valine 0.042mg 0.028mg Cabbage
Histidine 0.022mg 0.011mg Cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.03g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.017g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.045g Daikon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
35
Cabbage
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cabbage
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
8%
Cabbage
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
6%
Cabbage
4%
Daikon
Fats
0%
Cabbage
0%
Daikon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cabbage
Cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.