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Carrot vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Carrot and Daikon

  • Carrot has more Vitamin K, and Vitamin B6, however Daikon has more Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Carrot is 93% higher.
  • Daikon has 44 times less Vitamin K than Carrot. Carrot has 13.2µg of Vitamin K, while Daikon has 0.3µg.
  • Daikon is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Carrots, 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
Carrot
4
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4
Daikon
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +41%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.2%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +155.6%
Contains less Sodium -69.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +41%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.2%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +155.6%
Contains less Sodium -69.6%

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
Carrot
8
:
2
Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +391.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +4300%
Contains more Vitamin C +272.9%
Contains more Folate +47.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
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 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +391.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +4300%
Contains more Vitamin C +272.9%
Contains more Folate +47.4%

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
98
Carrot
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
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
6%
Carrot
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
4%
Daikon
Fats
1%
Carrot
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.
Carrot Daikon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Carrot 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 - 2.24g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Daikon Opinion
Calories 41 18 Carrot
Protein 0.93 0.6 Carrot
Fats 0.24 0.1 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 22 Daikon
Net carbs 6.78000020980835 2.5 Carrot
Carbs 9.58 4.1 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.4 Daikon
Calcium 33 27 Carrot
Potassium 320 227 Carrot
Magnesium 12 16 Daikon
Sugar 4.74 2.5 Daikon
Fiber 2.8 1.6 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.115 Daikon
Zinc 0.24 0.15 Carrot
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 23 Carrot
Sodium 69 21 Daikon
Vitamin A 16706 0 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.02 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.02 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.2 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.138 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.046 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 0.3 Carrot
Folate 19 28 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.03 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.017 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.045 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.003 Carrot
Threonine 0.191 0.025 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.026 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 0.031 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.03 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.006 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.02 Carrot
Valine 0.069 0.028 Carrot
Histidine 0.04 0.011 Carrot
Fructose 0.55 Carrot

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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.