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Daikon vs Sauerkraut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Daikon and Sauerkraut different?

  • Daikon is higher in Vitamin C, however Sauerkraut is richer in Iron, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Sauerkraut is 28% higher.
  • Daikon has less Sodium.

Radishes, oriental, raw and Sauerkraut, canned, solids and liquids 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 Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +15%
Contains more Potassium +33.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%
Contains more Copper +19.8%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Iron +267.5%
Contains more Zinc +26.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 56% 10% 9% 15% 87% 6% 32%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +15%
Contains more Potassium +33.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%
Contains more Copper +19.8%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Iron +267.5%
Contains more Zinc +26.7%

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
4
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Contains more Vitamin C +49.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.4%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +4233.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.021
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.022
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 74% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 22% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 49% 6% 6% 3% 6% 30% 18% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +49.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.4%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +4233.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.021
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.022

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Sauerkraut Opinion
Net carbs 2.5g 1.38g Daikon
Protein 0.6g 0.91g Sauerkraut
Fats 0.1g 0.14g Sauerkraut
Carbs 4.1g 4.28g Sauerkraut
Calories 18kcal 19kcal Sauerkraut
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.04g Sauerkraut
Sugar 2.5g 1.78g Sauerkraut
Fiber 1.6g 2.9g Sauerkraut
Calcium 27mg 30mg Sauerkraut
Iron 0.4mg 1.47mg Sauerkraut
Magnesium 16mg 13mg Daikon
Phosphorus 23mg 20mg Daikon
Potassium 227mg 170mg Daikon
Sodium 21mg 661mg Daikon
Zinc 0.15mg 0.19mg Sauerkraut
Copper 0.115mg 0.096mg Daikon
Vitamin A 0IU 18IU Sauerkraut
Vitamin E 0mg 0.14mg Sauerkraut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 22mg 14.7mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.021mg Sauerkraut
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.022mg Sauerkraut
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.143mg Daikon
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.093mg Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.13mg Sauerkraut
Folate 28µg 24µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 13µg Sauerkraut
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.008mg Sauerkraut
Threonine 0.025mg 0.025mg
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.021mg Daikon
Leucine 0.031mg 0.029mg Daikon
Lysine 0.03mg 0.031mg Sauerkraut
Methionine 0.006mg 0.009mg Sauerkraut
Phenylalanine 0.02mg 0.023mg Sauerkraut
Valine 0.028mg 0.03mg Sauerkraut
Histidine 0.011mg 0.016mg Sauerkraut
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.034g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.013g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g 0.067g Sauerkraut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Daikon Sauerkraut
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
13
Sauerkraut
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
28
Sauerkraut

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%
Sauerkraut
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
4%
Sauerkraut
Fats
0%
Daikon
1%
Sauerkraut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.72g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 640mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

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. Sauerkraut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169279/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.