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Daikon vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Daikon and Eggplant different?

  • Daikon is higher in Vitamin C, however Eggplant is richer in Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Daikon is 22% higher.

Radishes, oriental, raw and Eggplant, raw 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 Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +73.9%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Copper +42%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Equal in Potassium - 229
Equal in Zinc - 0.16
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +73.9%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Copper +42%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Equal in Potassium - 229
Equal in Zinc - 0.16

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 +900%
Contains more Folate +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +224.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1066.7%
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 2% 6% 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 17% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +900%
Contains more Folate +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +224.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1066.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 2.5g 2.88g Eggplant
Protein 0.6g 0.98g Eggplant
Fats 0.1g 0.18g Eggplant
Carbs 4.1g 5.88g Eggplant
Calories 18kcal 25kcal Eggplant
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 2.5g 3.53g Daikon
Fiber 1.6g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 27mg 9mg Daikon
Iron 0.4mg 0.23mg Daikon
Magnesium 16mg 14mg Daikon
Phosphorus 23mg 24mg Eggplant
Potassium 227mg 229mg Eggplant
Sodium 21mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.15mg 0.16mg Eggplant
Copper 0.115mg 0.081mg Daikon
Vitamin A 0IU 23IU Eggplant
Vitamin E 0mg 0.3mg Eggplant
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 22mg 2.2mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.039mg Eggplant
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.649mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.281mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.084mg Eggplant
Folate 28µg 22µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 3.5µg Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.009mg Eggplant
Threonine 0.025mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.045mg Eggplant
Leucine 0.031mg 0.064mg Eggplant
Lysine 0.03mg 0.047mg Eggplant
Methionine 0.006mg 0.011mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.02mg 0.043mg Eggplant
Valine 0.028mg 0.053mg Eggplant
Histidine 0.011mg 0.023mg Eggplant
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.034g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.016g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g 0.076g Eggplant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Daikon Eggplant
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
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
10
Eggplant

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
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
6%
Eggplant
Fats
0%
Daikon
1%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Eggplant
Eggplant is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.03g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Eggplant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169228/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.