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Daikon vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Daikon and Napa cabbage

  • Daikon is richer in Vitamin C, while Napa cabbage is higher in Manganese.
  • Daikon covers your daily Vitamin C needs 21% more than Napa cabbage.
  • Daikon has 3 times more Potassium than Napa cabbage. Daikon has 227mg of Potassium, while Napa cabbage has 87mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Radishes, oriental, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked.

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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
5
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Contains more Potassium +160.9%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +19.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains more Iron +85%
Contains less Sodium -47.6%
Equal in Calcium - 29
Equal in Zinc - 0.14
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Contains more Potassium +160.9%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +19.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains more Iron +85%
Contains less Sodium -47.6%
Equal in Calcium - 29
Equal in Zinc - 0.14

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +587.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +294.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +133%
Contains more Folate +53.6%
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 11% 16% 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +587.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +294.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +133%
Contains more Folate +53.6%

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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
12
Napa cabbage

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
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
0%
Daikon
1%
Napa cabbage

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 Napa cabbage
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Daikon Napa cabbage
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 Sugars?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sugars (difference - 2.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Daikon
Daikon is relatively richer in minerals
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 vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Napa cabbage Opinion
Calories 18 12 Daikon
Protein 0.6 1.1 Napa cabbage
Fats 0.1 0.17 Napa cabbage
Vitamin C 22 3.2 Daikon
Carbs 4.1 2.23 Daikon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.74 Napa cabbage
Calcium 27 29 Napa cabbage
Potassium 227 87 Daikon
Magnesium 16 8 Daikon
Sugars 2.5 Napa cabbage
Fiber 1.6 Daikon
Copper 0.115 0.096 Daikon
Zinc 0.15 0.14 Daikon
Starch
Phosphorus 23 19 Daikon
Sodium 21 11 Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 0 263 Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0 Daikon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.005 Daikon
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.025 Napa cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.466 Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.138 0.035 Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.037 Daikon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Daikon
Folate 28 43 Napa cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.03 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045 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
Fructose

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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.