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Daikon vs Jalapeño - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Daikon and Jalapeño different?

  • Daikon is higher in Copper, however Jalapeño is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Vitamin K, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Jalapeño is 107% higher.
  • Daikon contains 3 times more Copper than Jalapeño. While Daikon contains 0.115mg of Copper, Jalapeño contains only 0.046mg.

Radishes, oriental, raw and Peppers, jalapeno, raw are the varieties 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
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +13%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Potassium - 248
Equal in Magnesium - 15
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 10% 4% 22% 11% 16% 4% 12% 1%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +13%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Potassium - 248
Equal in Magnesium - 15
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
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Contains more Vitamin C +439.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +540%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +128.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +810.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +6066.7%
Equal in Folate - 27
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 396% 65% 72% 0% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 0% 47% 21%
Contains more Vitamin C +439.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +540%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +128.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +810.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +6066.7%
Equal in Folate - 27

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Jalapeño Opinion
Calories 18kcal 29kcal Jalapeño
Protein 0.6g 0.91g Jalapeño
Fats 0.1g 0.37g Jalapeño
Vitamin C 22mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Net carbs 2.5g 3.7g Jalapeño
Carbs 4.1g 6.5g Jalapeño
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.4mg 0.25mg Daikon
Calcium 27mg 12mg Daikon
Potassium 227mg 248mg Jalapeño
Magnesium 16mg 15mg Daikon
Sugar 2.5g 4.12g Daikon
Fiber 1.6g 2.8g Jalapeño
Copper 0.115mg 0.046mg Daikon
Zinc 0.15mg 0.14mg Daikon
Starch g g
Phosphorus 23mg 26mg Jalapeño
Sodium 21mg 3mg Jalapeño
Vitamin A 0IU 1078IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.04mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.07mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 1.28mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.315mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.419mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
Folate 28µg 27µg Daikon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.092g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.029g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g 0.112g Jalapeño
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
Fructose g 2.63g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Daikon Jalapeño
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
10
Jalapeño

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
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
0%
Daikon
2%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.62g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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)

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. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.