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Cucumber vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cucumber and Daikon

  • Cucumber has more Vitamin K, however Daikon is higher in Vitamin C, Copper, and Folate.
  • Daikon covers your daily Vitamin C needs 21% more than Cucumber.
  • Daikon contains 55 times less Vitamin K than Cucumber. Cucumber contains 16.4µg of Vitamin K, while Daikon contains 0.3µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cucumber, with peel, 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 Zinc +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +68.8%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Copper +180.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 23
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +68.8%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Copper +180.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 23

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 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +5366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +685.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Folate +300%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 7% 1% 0% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 0% 41% 6%
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 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +5366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +685.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Folate +300%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Daikon Opinion
Calories 15kcal 18kcal Daikon
Protein 0.65g 0.6g Cucumber
Fats 0.11g 0.1g Cucumber
Vitamin C 2.8mg 22mg Daikon
Net carbs 3.13g 2.5g Cucumber
Carbs 3.63g 4.1g Daikon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.28mg 0.4mg Daikon
Calcium 16mg 27mg Daikon
Potassium 147mg 227mg Daikon
Magnesium 13mg 16mg Daikon
Sugar 1.67g 2.5g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 1.6g Daikon
Copper 0.041mg 0.115mg Daikon
Zinc 0.2mg 0.15mg Cucumber
Starch 0.83g g Cucumber
Phosphorus 24mg 23mg Cucumber
Sodium 2mg 21mg Cucumber
Vitamin A 105IU 0IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0mg Cucumber
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.02mg Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.02mg Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.2mg Daikon
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.138mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.046mg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg 0.3µg Cucumber
Folate 7µg 28µg Daikon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.03g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.017g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.045g Daikon
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.003mg Cucumber
Threonine 0.019mg 0.025mg Daikon
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.026mg Daikon
Leucine 0.029mg 0.031mg Daikon
Lysine 0.029mg 0.03mg Daikon
Methionine 0.006mg 0.006mg
Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.02mg Daikon
Valine 0.022mg 0.028mg Daikon
Histidine 0.01mg 0.011mg Daikon
Fructose 0.87g g Cucumber

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cucumber Daikon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
9
Cucumber
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
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
4%
Cucumber
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
4%
Daikon
Fats
1%
Cucumber
0%
Daikon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Daikon
Daikon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.83g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.