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Daikon vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Daikon and Jerusalem artichoke?

  • Daikon is richer in Vitamin C, yet Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Potassium and Vitamin B5.
  • Jerusalem artichoke's daily need coverage for Iron is 38% higher.
  • Daikon has 6 times more Vitamin C than Jerusalem artichoke. Daikon has 22mg of Vitamin C, while Jerusalem artichoke has 4mg.
  • Daikon contains less Sugars.

We used Radishes, oriental, raw and Jerusalem-artichokes, 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
Daikon
2
:
Contains more Calcium +92.9%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Iron +750%
Contains more Potassium +89%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +239.1%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Contains more Calcium +92.9%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Iron +750%
Contains more Potassium +89%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +239.1%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Equal in Magnesium - 17

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
3
:
Contains more Vitamin C +450%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +187.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.4%
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 14% 2% 4% 0% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 0% 1% 10%
Contains more Vitamin C +450%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +187.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.4%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
11
Daikon
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
33
Jerusalem artichoke

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 the food
Protein
4%
Daikon
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
0%
Daikon
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Daikon Jerusalem artichoke
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sugars (difference - 7.1g)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Daikon Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 18 73 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 0.6 2 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.1 0.01 Daikon
Vitamin C 22 4 Daikon
Carbs 4.1 17.44 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 3.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 27 14 Daikon
Potassium 227 429 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 16 17 Jerusalem artichoke
Sugars 2.5 9.6 Daikon
Fiber 1.6 1.6
Copper 0.115 0.14 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.15 0.12 Daikon
Starch
Phosphorus 23 78 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 21 4 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 0 20 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0 0.19 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.06 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.2 1.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.138 0.397 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.077 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 0.1 Daikon
Folate 28 13 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.03 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.004 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045 0.001 Daikon
Tryptophan 0.003 Daikon
Threonine 0.025 Daikon
Isoleucine 0.026 Daikon
Leucine 0.031 Daikon
Lysine 0.03 Daikon
Methionine 0.006 Daikon
Phenylalanine 0.02 Daikon
Valine 0.028 Daikon
Histidine 0.011 Daikon
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Jerusalem artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169236/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.