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Cauliflower vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cauliflower and Daikon

  • Cauliflower has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Folate, Choline, and Manganese, however Daikon is higher in Copper.
  • Cauliflower covers your daily Vitamin C needs 29% more than Daikon.
  • Daikon contains 52 times less Vitamin K than Cauliflower. Cauliflower contains 15.5µg of Vitamin K, while Daikon contains 0.3µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cauliflower, 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 Potassium +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.3%
Contains more Calcium +22.7%
Contains more Copper +194.9%
Contains less Sodium -30%
Equal in Iron - 0.4
Equal in Magnesium - 16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 7% 27% 11% 14% 8% 19% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Potassium +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.3%
Contains more Calcium +22.7%
Contains more Copper +194.9%
Contains less Sodium -30%
Equal in Iron - 0.4
Equal in Magnesium - 16

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 C +119.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +153.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +5066.7%
Contains more Folate +103.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 161% 0% 2% 0% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 0% 39% 43%
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 C +119.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +153.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +5066.7%
Contains more Folate +103.6%

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
30
Cauliflower
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Cauliflower
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
12%
Cauliflower
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
5%
Cauliflower
4%
Daikon
Fats
1%
Cauliflower
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.
Cauliflower Daikon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Cauliflower 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 contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.1g)
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 - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.59g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower 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 Cauliflower Daikon Opinion
Calories 25 18 Cauliflower
Protein 1.92 0.6 Cauliflower
Fats 0.28 0.1 Cauliflower
Vitamin C 48.2 22 Cauliflower
Net carbs 2.9700000286102295 2.5 Cauliflower
Carbs 4.97 4.1 Cauliflower
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.42 0.4 Cauliflower
Calcium 22 27 Daikon
Potassium 299 227 Cauliflower
Magnesium 15 16 Daikon
Sugar 1.91 2.5 Cauliflower
Fiber 2 1.6 Cauliflower
Copper 0.039 0.115 Daikon
Zinc 0.27 0.15 Cauliflower
Starch
Phosphorus 44 23 Cauliflower
Sodium 30 21 Daikon
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.08 0 Cauliflower
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.02 Cauliflower
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.02 Cauliflower
Vitamin B3 0.507 0.2 Cauliflower
Vitamin B5 0.667 0.138 Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.184 0.046 Cauliflower
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 15.5 0.3 Cauliflower
Folate 57 28 Cauliflower
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.13 0.03 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.017 Cauliflower
Polyunsaturated fat 0.031 0.045 Daikon
Tryptophan 0.02 0.003 Cauliflower
Threonine 0.076 0.025 Cauliflower
Isoleucine 0.071 0.026 Cauliflower
Leucine 0.106 0.031 Cauliflower
Lysine 0.217 0.03 Cauliflower
Methionine 0.02 0.006 Cauliflower
Phenylalanine 0.065 0.02 Cauliflower
Valine 0.125 0.028 Cauliflower
Histidine 0.056 0.011 Cauliflower
Fructose 0.97 Cauliflower

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. Cauliflower - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169986/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.