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Daikon vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Daikon and Beetroot

  • Daikon is richer in Vitamin C, while Beetroot is higher in Folate, and Manganese.
  • Beetroot covers your daily Folate needs 20% more than Daikon.
  • Daikon has 4 times more Vitamin C than Beetroot. Daikon has 22mg of Vitamin C, while Beetroot has 4.9mg.
  • Daikon is lower in Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Radishes, oriental, raw and Beets, 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 Calcium +68.8%
Contains more Copper +53.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +43.2%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Contains more Calcium +68.8%
Contains more Copper +53.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +43.2%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.9%

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
2
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Contains more Vitamin C +349%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.7%
Contains more Folate +289.3%
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 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Contains more Vitamin C +349%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.7%
Contains more Folate +289.3%

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
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
18
Beetroot

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
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
10%
Beetroot
Fats
0%
Daikon
1%
Beetroot

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 Beetroot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Daikon Beetroot
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 is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 57mg)
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 - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beetroot
Beetroot 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 Beetroot Opinion
Calories 18 43 Beetroot
Protein 0.6 1.61 Beetroot
Fats 0.1 0.17 Beetroot
Vitamin C 22 4.9 Daikon
Net carbs 2.5 6.760000228881836 Beetroot
Carbs 4.1 9.56 Beetroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.8 Beetroot
Calcium 27 16 Daikon
Potassium 227 325 Beetroot
Magnesium 16 23 Beetroot
Sugar 2.5 6.76 Daikon
Fiber 1.6 2.8 Beetroot
Copper 0.115 0.075 Daikon
Zinc 0.15 0.35 Beetroot
Starch
Phosphorus 23 40 Beetroot
Sodium 21 78 Daikon
Vitamin A 0 33 Beetroot
Vitamin E 0 0.04 Beetroot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.031 Beetroot
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.04 Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.334 Beetroot
Vitamin B5 0.138 0.155 Beetroot
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.067 Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 0.2 Daikon
Folate 28 109 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.03 0.027 Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.032 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045 0.06 Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.003 0.019 Beetroot
Threonine 0.025 0.047 Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.026 0.048 Beetroot
Leucine 0.031 0.068 Beetroot
Lysine 0.03 0.058 Beetroot
Methionine 0.006 0.018 Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.02 0.046 Beetroot
Valine 0.028 0.056 Beetroot
Histidine 0.011 0.021 Beetroot
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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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.