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Daikon vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Daikon and Cucumber

  • Daikon has more Vitamin C, Copper, and Folate, however Cucumber is higher in Vitamin K.
  • Daikon covers your daily Vitamin C needs 21% more than Cucumber.
  • Cucumber contains 4 times less Folate than Daikon. Daikon contains 28µg of Folate, while Cucumber contains 7µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Radishes, oriental, raw and Cucumber, with peel, 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 Iron +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains more Copper +180.5%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Calcium +68.8%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains more Copper +180.5%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 24

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
4
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Contains more Vitamin C +685.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +5366.7%
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 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 41%
Contains more Vitamin C +685.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +5366.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 2.5g 3.13g Cucumber
Protein 0.6g 0.65g Cucumber
Fats 0.1g 0.11g Cucumber
Carbs 4.1g 3.63g Daikon
Calories 18kcal 15kcal Daikon
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 2.5g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 1.6g 0.5g Daikon
Calcium 27mg 16mg Daikon
Iron 0.4mg 0.28mg Daikon
Magnesium 16mg 13mg Daikon
Phosphorus 23mg 24mg Cucumber
Potassium 227mg 147mg Daikon
Sodium 21mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.15mg 0.2mg Cucumber
Copper 0.115mg 0.041mg Daikon
Vitamin A 0IU 105IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0mg 0.03mg Cucumber
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 22mg 2.8mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.027mg Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.033mg Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.098mg Daikon
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.259mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.04mg Daikon
Folate 28µg 7µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 16.4µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.005mg Cucumber
Threonine 0.025mg 0.019mg Daikon
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.021mg Daikon
Leucine 0.031mg 0.029mg Daikon
Lysine 0.03mg 0.029mg Daikon
Methionine 0.006mg 0.006mg
Phenylalanine 0.02mg 0.019mg Daikon
Valine 0.028mg 0.022mg Daikon
Histidine 0.011mg 0.01mg Daikon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.037g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.005g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g 0.032g Daikon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Daikon Cucumber
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
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
8
Cucumber

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
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
4%
Cucumber
Fats
0%
Daikon
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Daikon
Daikon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.83g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.