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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
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains more Potassium +160.9%
Contains more Copper +19.8%
Contains more Iron +85%
Contains less Sodium -47.6%
Equal in Calcium - 29
Equal in Zinc - 0.14
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains more Potassium +160.9%
Contains more Copper +19.8%
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
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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 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 16% 0% 0% 11% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 33% 0% 0%
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%

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 Napa cabbage
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 2.5g 2.23g Daikon
Protein 0.6g 1.1g Napa cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.17g Napa cabbage
Carbs 4.1g 2.23g Daikon
Calories 18kcal 12kcal Daikon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.5g g Napa cabbage
Fiber 1.6g g Daikon
Calcium 27mg 29mg Napa cabbage
Iron 0.4mg 0.74mg Napa cabbage
Magnesium 16mg 8mg Daikon
Phosphorus 23mg 19mg Daikon
Potassium 227mg 87mg Daikon
Sodium 21mg 11mg Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.15mg 0.14mg Daikon
Copper 0.115mg 0.096mg Daikon
Vitamin A 0IU 263IU Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0mg mg Daikon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 22mg 3.2mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.005mg Daikon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.025mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.466mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.035mg Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.037mg Daikon
Folate 28µg 43µg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Daikon
Tryptophan 0.003mg mg Daikon
Threonine 0.025mg mg Daikon
Isoleucine 0.026mg mg Daikon
Leucine 0.031mg mg Daikon
Lysine 0.03mg mg Daikon
Methionine 0.006mg mg Daikon
Phenylalanine 0.02mg mg Daikon
Valine 0.028mg mg Daikon
Histidine 0.011mg mg Daikon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.03g g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g g Daikon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
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 food.
Protein
4%
Daikon
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
0%
Daikon
1%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (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?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
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. 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.