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Daikon vs Chinese cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Daikon and Chinese cabbage?

  • Daikon is richer in Copper, yet Chinese cabbage is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, and Manganese.
  • Chinese cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 38% higher.
  • Daikon has 5 times more Copper than Chinese cabbage. Daikon has 0.115mg of Copper, while Chinese cabbage has 0.021mg.

We used Radishes, oriental, raw and Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw types in this comparison.

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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 less Sodium -67.7%
Contains more Copper +447.6%
Contains more Calcium +288.9%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.9%
Contains more Potassium +11%
Contains more Zinc +26.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Contains less Sodium -67.7%
Contains more Copper +447.6%
Contains more Calcium +288.9%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.9%
Contains more Potassium +11%
Contains more Zinc +26.7%

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
1
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Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +321.7%
Contains more Folate +135.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +15066.7%
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 269% 2% 0% 150% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 50% 0% 114%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +321.7%
Contains more Folate +135.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +15066.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Chinese cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 2.5g 1.18g Daikon
Protein 0.6g 1.5g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.2g Chinese cabbage
Carbs 4.1g 2.18g Daikon
Calories 18kcal 13kcal Daikon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.5g 1.18g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1.6g 1g Daikon
Calcium 27mg 105mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.4mg 0.8mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 16mg 19mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 23mg 37mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 227mg 252mg Chinese cabbage
Sodium 21mg 65mg Daikon
Zinc 0.15mg 0.19mg Chinese cabbage
Copper 0.115mg 0.021mg Daikon
Vitamin A 0IU 4468IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0mg 0.09mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 22mg 45mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.04mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.07mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.5mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.088mg Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.194mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 28µg 66µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 45.5µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.015mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.025mg 0.049mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.085mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.031mg 0.088mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.03mg 0.089mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.006mg 0.009mg Chinese cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.02mg 0.044mg Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.028mg 0.066mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.011mg 0.026mg Chinese cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.027g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.015g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g 0.096g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Daikon Chinese cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
56
Chinese cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
17
Chinese cabbage

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
9%
Chinese cabbage
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
2%
Chinese cabbage
Fats
0%
Daikon
1%
Chinese cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.32g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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. Chinese cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170390/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.