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Daikon vs Seaweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Daikon and Seaweed

  • Daikon has more Vitamin C, however Seaweed is higher in Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2 and Zinc.
  • Seaweed covers your daily Vitamin K needs 55% more than Daikon.
  • Seaweed contains 7 times less Vitamin C than Daikon. Daikon contains 22mg of Vitamin C, while Seaweed contains 3mg.
  • Daikon has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Radishes, oriental, raw and Seaweed, kelp, 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 Potassium +155.1%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Iron +612.5%
Contains more Calcium +522.2%
Contains more Magnesium +656.3%
Contains more Copper +13%
Contains more Zinc +720%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Contains more Potassium +155.1%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Iron +612.5%
Contains more Calcium +522.2%
Contains more Magnesium +656.3%
Contains more Copper +13%
Contains more Zinc +720%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.6%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +365.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +21900%
Contains more Folate +542.9%
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 10% 7% 18% 0% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 0% 166% 135%
Contains more Vitamin C +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +365.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +21900%
Contains more Folate +542.9%

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
36
Seaweed
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
47
Seaweed

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
10%
Seaweed
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
10%
Seaweed
Fats
0%
Daikon
3%
Seaweed

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Daikon Seaweed
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Seaweed
Seaweed contains less Sugars (difference - 1.9g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Seaweed
Seaweed is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 212mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.217g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Seaweed Opinion
Calories 18 43 Seaweed
Protein 0.6 1.68 Seaweed
Fats 0.1 0.56 Seaweed
Vitamin C 22 3 Daikon
Carbs 4.1 9.57 Seaweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 2.85 Seaweed
Calcium 27 168 Seaweed
Potassium 227 89 Daikon
Magnesium 16 121 Seaweed
Sugars 2.5 0.6 Seaweed
Fiber 1.6 1.3 Daikon
Copper 0.115 0.13 Seaweed
Zinc 0.15 1.23 Seaweed
Starch
Phosphorus 23 42 Seaweed
Sodium 21 233 Daikon
Vitamin A 0 116 Seaweed
Vitamin E 0 0.87 Seaweed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.05 Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.15 Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.47 Seaweed
Vitamin B5 0.138 0.642 Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.002 Daikon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 66 Seaweed
Folate 28 180 Seaweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.03 0.247 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.098 Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045 0.047 Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.003 0.048 Seaweed
Threonine 0.025 0.055 Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.026 0.076 Seaweed
Leucine 0.031 0.083 Seaweed
Lysine 0.03 0.082 Seaweed
Methionine 0.006 0.025 Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.02 0.043 Seaweed
Valine 0.028 0.072 Seaweed
Histidine 0.011 0.024 Seaweed
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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 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. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/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.