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Daikon vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Daikon and Arrowroot?

  • Daikon is higher in Vitamin C, yet Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Potassium, and Manganese.
  • Arrowroot's daily need coverage for Folate is 78% more.
  • Daikon has 12 times more Vitamin C than Arrowroot. While Daikon has 22mg of Vitamin C, Arrowroot has only 1.9mg.

We used Radishes, oriental, raw and Arrowroot, raw types 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
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains less Sodium -19.2%
Contains more Iron +455%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Zinc +320%
Contains more Phosphorus +326.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.121
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains less Sodium -19.2%
Contains more Iron +455%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Zinc +320%
Contains more Phosphorus +326.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.121

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
Daikon
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Contains more Vitamin C +1057.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +615%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +195%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +746.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +478.3%
Contains more Folate +1107.1%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin C +1057.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +615%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +195%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +746.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +478.3%
Contains more Folate +1107.1%

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
11
Daikon
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
31
Arrowroot

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%
Daikon
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
0%
Daikon
1%
Arrowroot

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

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Daikon Arrowroot
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 - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Arrowroot Opinion
Calories 18 65 Arrowroot
Protein 0.6 4.24 Arrowroot
Fats 0.1 0.2 Arrowroot
Vitamin C 22 1.9 Daikon
Net carbs 2.5 12.09000015258789 Arrowroot
Carbs 4.1 13.39 Arrowroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 2.22 Arrowroot
Calcium 27 6 Daikon
Potassium 227 454 Arrowroot
Magnesium 16 25 Arrowroot
Sugar 2.5 Arrowroot
Fiber 1.6 1.3 Daikon
Copper 0.115 0.121 Arrowroot
Zinc 0.15 0.63 Arrowroot
Starch
Phosphorus 23 98 Arrowroot
Sodium 21 26 Daikon
Vitamin A 0 19 Arrowroot
Vitamin E 0 Daikon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.143 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.059 Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.2 1.693 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.138 0.292 Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.266 Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Daikon
Folate 28 338 Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.03 0.039 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.004 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045 0.092 Arrowroot
Tryptophan 0.003 Daikon
Threonine 0.025 Daikon
Isoleucine 0.026 Daikon
Leucine 0.031 Daikon
Lysine 0.03 Daikon
Methionine 0.006 Daikon
Phenylalanine 0.02 Daikon
Valine 0.028 Daikon
Histidine 0.011 Daikon
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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. Daikon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168451/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.