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Daikon vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Daikon and Onion

  • Daikon has more Vitamin C, and Copper, however Onion is richer in Vitamin B6.
  • Daikon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 16% more.
  • Daikon contains 3 times more Copper than Onion. Daikon contains 0.115mg of Copper, while Onion contains 0.039mg.
  • Daikon contains less Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Radishes, oriental, raw and Onions, raw.

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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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3
Onion
Contains more Calcium +17.4%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Potassium +55.5%
Contains more Copper +194.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Contains more Calcium +17.4%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Potassium +55.5%
Contains more Copper +194.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%

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
4
:
6
Onion
Contains more Vitamin C +197.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.2%
Contains more Folate +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
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 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +197.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.2%
Contains more Folate +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Onion Opinion
Net carbs 2.5g 7.64g Onion
Protein 0.6g 1.1g Onion
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 4.1g 9.34g Onion
Calories 18kcal 40kcal Onion
Starch g 0g Onion
Fructose g 1.29g Onion
Sugar 2.5g 4.24g Daikon
Fiber 1.6g 1.7g Onion
Calcium 27mg 23mg Daikon
Iron 0.4mg 0.21mg Daikon
Magnesium 16mg 10mg Daikon
Phosphorus 23mg 29mg Onion
Potassium 227mg 146mg Daikon
Sodium 21mg 4mg Onion
Zinc 0.15mg 0.17mg Onion
Copper 0.115mg 0.039mg Daikon
Vitamin A 0IU 2IU Onion
Vitamin E 0mg 0.02mg Onion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 22mg 7.4mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.046mg Onion
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.027mg Onion
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.116mg Daikon
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.123mg Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.12mg Onion
Folate 28µg 19µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.4µg Onion
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.014mg Onion
Threonine 0.025mg 0.021mg Daikon
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.014mg Daikon
Leucine 0.031mg 0.025mg Daikon
Lysine 0.03mg 0.039mg Onion
Methionine 0.006mg 0.002mg Daikon
Phenylalanine 0.02mg 0.025mg Onion
Valine 0.028mg 0.021mg Daikon
Histidine 0.011mg 0.014mg Onion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.042g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.013g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g 0.017g Daikon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Daikon Onion
Low Fats diet Equal
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
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
8
Onion

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%
Onion
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
9%
Onion
Fats
0%
Daikon
0%
Onion

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.74g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)
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. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.