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Daikon vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Daikon and Parsnip different?

  • Daikon is richer in Vitamin C, while Parsnip is higher in Manganese, Vitamin K, Fiber, Vitamin E , Folate, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1.
  • Parsnip covers your daily need of Manganese 23% more than Daikon.

Radishes, oriental, raw and Parsnips, raw types were 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
Daikon
0
:
Contains more Iron +47.5%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +65.2%
Contains more Magnesium +81.3%
Contains more Zinc +293.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +208.7%
Contains less Sodium -52.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains more Iron +47.5%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +65.2%
Contains more Magnesium +81.3%
Contains more Zinc +293.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +208.7%
Contains less Sodium -52.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.12

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
1
:
Contains more Vitamin C +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +334.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +7400%
Contains more Folate +139.3%
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 57% 0% 30% 0% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 0% 57% 51%
Contains more Vitamin C +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +334.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +7400%
Contains more Folate +139.3%

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
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
22
Parsnip

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%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
18%
Parsnip
Fats
0%
Daikon
1%
Parsnip

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

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Daikon Parsnip
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?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.3g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Parsnip Opinion
Calories 18 75 Parsnip
Protein 0.6 1.2 Parsnip
Fats 0.1 0.3 Parsnip
Vitamin C 22 17 Daikon
Carbs 4.1 17.99 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.59 Parsnip
Calcium 27 36 Parsnip
Potassium 227 375 Parsnip
Magnesium 16 29 Parsnip
Sugar 2.5 4.8 Daikon
Fiber 1.6 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.115 0.12 Parsnip
Zinc 0.15 0.59 Parsnip
Starch
Phosphorus 23 71 Parsnip
Sodium 21 10 Parsnip
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.05 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.7 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.138 0.6 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 22.5 Parsnip
Folate 28 67 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.03 0.05 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.112 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045 0.047 Parsnip
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 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. Parsnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170417/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.