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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
Daikon
5
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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
1
:
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

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
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 the food
Protein
4%
Daikon
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
0%
Daikon
2%
Jalapeño

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
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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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 contains less Sugars?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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

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. 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.