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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 Iron +73.9%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Copper +42%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Equal in Potassium - 229
Equal in Zinc - 0.16
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +73.9%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Copper +42%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Equal in Potassium - 229
Equal in Zinc - 0.16
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
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 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 8% 2% 6% 0% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 0% 9% 17%
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 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 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

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Daikon Eggplant
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Eggplant Opinion
Calories 18 25 Eggplant
Protein 0.6 0.98 Eggplant
Fats 0.1 0.18 Eggplant
Vitamin C 22 2.2 Daikon
Net carbs 2.5 2.880000114440918 Eggplant
Carbs 4.1 5.88 Eggplant
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.23 Daikon
Calcium 27 9 Daikon
Potassium 227 229 Eggplant
Magnesium 16 14 Daikon
Sugar 2.5 3.53 Daikon
Fiber 1.6 3 Eggplant
Copper 0.115 0.081 Daikon
Zinc 0.15 0.16 Eggplant
Starch
Phosphorus 23 24 Eggplant
Sodium 21 2 Eggplant
Vitamin A 0 23 Eggplant
Vitamin E 0 0.3 Eggplant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.039 Eggplant
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.037 Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.649 Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.138 0.281 Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.084 Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 3.5 Eggplant
Folate 28 22 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.03 0.034 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.016 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045 0.076 Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.003 0.009 Eggplant
Threonine 0.025 0.037 Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.026 0.045 Eggplant
Leucine 0.031 0.064 Eggplant
Lysine 0.03 0.047 Eggplant
Methionine 0.006 0.011 Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.02 0.043 Eggplant
Valine 0.028 0.053 Eggplant
Histidine 0.011 0.023 Eggplant
Fructose 1.54 Eggplant

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.