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Daikon vs Pumpkin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Daikon and Pumpkin

  • Daikon has more Vitamin C, however Pumpkin is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin E , and Vitamin B2.
  • Pumpkin's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 47% more.
  • Daikon contains 3 times more Fiber than Pumpkin. Daikon contains 1.6g of Fiber, while Pumpkin contains 0.5g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Radishes, oriental, raw and Pumpkin, 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
2
:
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +49.8%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Contains more Zinc +113.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 7% 30% 9% 43% 9% 19% 1%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +49.8%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Contains more Zinc +113.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%

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
2
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Contains more Vitamin C +144.4%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +266.7%
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 30% 511% 22% 0% 13% 26% 12% 18% 15% 0% 3% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +144.4%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +266.7%

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
55
Pumpkin
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
18
Pumpkin

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
6%
Pumpkin
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
7%
Pumpkin
Fats
0%
Daikon
0%
Pumpkin

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

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Daikon Pumpkin
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.26g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Pumpkin Opinion
Calories 18 26 Pumpkin
Protein 0.6 1 Pumpkin
Fats 0.1 0.1
Vitamin C 22 9 Daikon
Net carbs 2.5 6 Pumpkin
Carbs 4.1 6.5 Pumpkin
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.8 Pumpkin
Calcium 27 21 Daikon
Potassium 227 340 Pumpkin
Magnesium 16 12 Daikon
Sugar 2.5 2.76 Daikon
Fiber 1.6 0.5 Daikon
Copper 0.115 0.127 Pumpkin
Zinc 0.15 0.32 Pumpkin
Starch
Phosphorus 23 44 Pumpkin
Sodium 21 1 Pumpkin
Vitamin A 0 8513 Pumpkin
Vitamin E 0 1.06 Pumpkin
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.05 Pumpkin
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.11 Pumpkin
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.6 Pumpkin
Vitamin B5 0.138 0.298 Pumpkin
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.061 Pumpkin
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 1.1 Pumpkin
Folate 28 16 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.03 0.052 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.013 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045 0.005 Daikon
Tryptophan 0.003 0.012 Pumpkin
Threonine 0.025 0.029 Pumpkin
Isoleucine 0.026 0.031 Pumpkin
Leucine 0.031 0.046 Pumpkin
Lysine 0.03 0.054 Pumpkin
Methionine 0.006 0.011 Pumpkin
Phenylalanine 0.02 0.032 Pumpkin
Valine 0.028 0.035 Pumpkin
Histidine 0.011 0.016 Pumpkin
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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. Pumpkin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168448/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.