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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 RAE.
  • 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains more Selenium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +13%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Manganese +155.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 15
Equal in Potassium - 248
Equal in Zinc - 0.14
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39% 5% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16% 13% 3%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains more Selenium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +13%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Manganese +155.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 15
Equal in Potassium - 248
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" charts 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +439.1%
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
Equal in Choline - 7.5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 74% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 22% 0% 4% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 5% 47%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +439.1%
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
Equal in Choline - 7.5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +51.7%
Contains more Fats +270%
Contains more Carbs +58.5%
Equal in Water - 91.69
Equal in Other - 0.53
4% 95%
Protein: 0.6 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4.1 g
Water: 94.62 g
Other: 0.58 g
7% 92%
Protein: 0.91 g
Fats: 0.37 g
Carbs: 6.5 g
Water: 91.69 g
Other: 0.53 g
Contains more Protein +51.7%
Contains more Fats +270%
Contains more Carbs +58.5%
Equal in Water - 91.69
Equal in Other - 0.53

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +70.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +148.9%
33% 18% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.017 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.045 g
39% 12% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.092 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.029 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.112 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +70.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +148.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Net carbs 2.5g 3.7g Jalapeño
Protein 0.6g 0.91g Jalapeño
Fats 0.1g 0.37g Jalapeño
Carbs 4.1g 6.5g Jalapeño
Calories 18kcal 29kcal Jalapeño
Fructose 2.63g Jalapeño
Sugar 2.5g 4.12g Daikon
Fiber 1.6g 2.8g Jalapeño
Calcium 27mg 12mg Daikon
Iron 0.4mg 0.25mg Daikon
Magnesium 16mg 15mg Daikon
Phosphorus 23mg 26mg Jalapeño
Potassium 227mg 248mg Jalapeño
Sodium 21mg 3mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.15mg 0.14mg Daikon
Copper 0.115mg 0.046mg Daikon
Manganese 0.038mg 0.097mg Jalapeño
Selenium 0.7µg 0.4µg Daikon
Vitamin A 0IU 1078IU Jalapeño
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 54µg Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin C 22mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
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
Folate 28µg 27µg Daikon
Choline 7.3mg 7.5mg Jalapeño
Vitamin K 0.3µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.003mg Daikon
Threonine 0.025mg Daikon
Isoleucine 0.026mg Daikon
Leucine 0.031mg Daikon
Lysine 0.03mg Daikon
Methionine 0.006mg Daikon
Phenylalanine 0.02mg Daikon
Valine 0.028mg Daikon
Histidine 0.011mg Daikon
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.092g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.029g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g 0.112g Jalapeño
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.062g Jalapeño
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Daikon Jalapeño
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Daikon
59%
Jalapeño
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Daikon
9%
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.