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Cassava vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cassava and Daikon

  • Daikon contains less Manganese, and Vitamin B1 than Cassava.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Cassava is 15% higher.
  • Daikon has 4 times less Vitamin B1 than Cassava. Cassava has 0.087mg of Vitamin B1, while Daikon has 0.02mg.

Food types used in this article are Cassava, 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
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Daikon
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.4%
Contains more Potassium +19.4%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +126.7%
Contains more Calcium +68.8%
Contains more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Copper +15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 15% 12% 24% 2% 10% 34%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.4%
Contains more Potassium +19.4%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +126.7%
Contains more Calcium +68.8%
Contains more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Copper +15%

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 +335%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +327%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Equal in Vitamin C - 22
Equal in Folate - 28
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 4% 0% 69% 22% 12% 17% 7% 21% 21% 0% 5%
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 B1 +335%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +327%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Equal in Vitamin C - 22
Equal in Folate - 28

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.
Cassava Daikon
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Cassava Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 36.26g 2.5g Cassava
Protein 1.36g 0.6g Cassava
Fats 0.28g 0.1g Cassava
Carbs 38.06g 4.1g Cassava
Calories 160kcal 18kcal Cassava
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g 2.5g Cassava
Fiber 1.8g 1.6g Cassava
Calcium 16mg 27mg Daikon
Iron 0.27mg 0.4mg Daikon
Magnesium 21mg 16mg Cassava
Phosphorus 27mg 23mg Cassava
Potassium 271mg 227mg Cassava
Sodium 14mg 21mg Cassava
Zinc 0.34mg 0.15mg Cassava
Copper 0.1mg 0.115mg Daikon
Vitamin A 13IU 0IU Cassava
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0mg Cassava
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 20.6mg 22mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.02mg Cassava
Vitamin B2 0.048mg 0.02mg Cassava
Vitamin B3 0.854mg 0.2mg Cassava
Vitamin B5 0.107mg 0.138mg Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.088mg 0.046mg Cassava
Folate 27µg 28µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.9µg 0.3µg Cassava
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.003mg Cassava
Threonine 0.028mg 0.025mg Cassava
Isoleucine 0.027mg 0.026mg Cassava
Leucine 0.039mg 0.031mg Cassava
Lysine 0.044mg 0.03mg Cassava
Methionine 0.011mg 0.006mg Cassava
Phenylalanine 0.026mg 0.02mg Cassava
Valine 0.035mg 0.028mg Cassava
Histidine 0.02mg 0.011mg Cassava
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.074g 0.03g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.075g 0.017g Cassava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048g 0.045g Cassava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cassava Daikon
Low Fats diet ok
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
14
Cassava
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
14
Cassava
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%
Cassava
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
38%
Cassava
4%
Daikon
Fats
1%
Cassava
0%
Daikon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.044g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cassava
Cassava is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cassava
Cassava contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cassava
Cassava 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. Cassava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169985/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.