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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 Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +326.1%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Zinc +320%
Equal in Copper - 0.121
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains less Sodium -19.2%
Contains more Iron +455%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +326.1%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Zinc +320%
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 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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
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%

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 glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Arrowroot Opinion
Net carbs 2.5g 12.09g Arrowroot
Protein 0.6g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fats 0.1g 0.2g Arrowroot
Carbs 4.1g 13.39g Arrowroot
Calories 18kcal 65kcal Arrowroot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.5g g Arrowroot
Fiber 1.6g 1.3g Daikon
Calcium 27mg 6mg Daikon
Iron 0.4mg 2.22mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 16mg 25mg Arrowroot
Phosphorus 23mg 98mg Arrowroot
Potassium 227mg 454mg Arrowroot
Sodium 21mg 26mg Daikon
Zinc 0.15mg 0.63mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.115mg 0.121mg Arrowroot
Vitamin A 0IU 19IU Arrowroot
Vitamin E 0mg mg Daikon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 22mg 1.9mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.143mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.059mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.292mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.266mg Arrowroot
Folate 28µg 338µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Daikon
Tryptophan 0.003mg mg Daikon
Threonine 0.025mg mg Daikon
Isoleucine 0.026mg mg Daikon
Leucine 0.031mg mg Daikon
Lysine 0.03mg mg Daikon
Methionine 0.006mg mg Daikon
Phenylalanine 0.02mg mg Daikon
Valine 0.028mg mg Daikon
Histidine 0.011mg mg Daikon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.039g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.004g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g 0.092g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Daikon Arrowroot
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
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

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 glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
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)

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.