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Daikon vs Chinese broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Daikon and Chinese broccoli different?

  • Daikon is higher in Copper, however Chinese broccoli is richer in Vitamin K, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Chinese broccoli is 70% higher.
  • Daikon contains 2 times more Copper than Chinese broccoli. While Daikon contains 0.115mg of Copper, Chinese broccoli contains only 0.061mg.

Radishes, oriental, raw and Broccoli, chinese, cooked are the varieties used 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 Copper +88.5%
Contains more Calcium +270.4%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.3%
Contains more Potassium +15%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +160%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 22% 13% 18% 24% 1% 11% 21%
Contains more Copper +88.5%
Contains more Calcium +270.4%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.3%
Contains more Potassium +15%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +160%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +630%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.2%
Contains more Folate +253.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +28166.7%
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 99% 10% 0% 94% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 75% 0% 212%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +630%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.2%
Contains more Folate +253.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +28166.7%

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 broccoli
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price 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 broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 2.5g 1.31g Daikon
Protein 0.6g 1.14g Chinese broccoli
Fats 0.1g 0.72g Chinese broccoli
Carbs 4.1g 3.81g Daikon
Calories 18kcal 22kcal Chinese broccoli
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.5g 0.84g Chinese broccoli
Fiber 1.6g 2.5g Chinese broccoli
Calcium 27mg 100mg Chinese broccoli
Iron 0.4mg 0.56mg Chinese broccoli
Magnesium 16mg 18mg Chinese broccoli
Phosphorus 23mg 41mg Chinese broccoli
Potassium 227mg 261mg Chinese broccoli
Sodium 21mg 7mg Chinese broccoli
Zinc 0.15mg 0.39mg Chinese broccoli
Copper 0.115mg 0.061mg Daikon
Vitamin A 0IU 1638IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0mg 0.48mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 22mg 28.2mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.095mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.146mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.437mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.159mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.07mg Chinese broccoli
Folate 28µg 99µg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 84.8µg Chinese broccoli
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 0.11g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.05g Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g 0.33g Chinese broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Daikon Chinese broccoli
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
48
Chinese broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
17
Chinese broccoli

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
7%
Chinese broccoli
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
4%
Chinese broccoli
Fats
0%
Daikon
3%
Chinese broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.08g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.66g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli 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 broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/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.