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Daikon vs. Shallot — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Daikon and Shallot?

  • Daikon is higher in Vitamin C, yet Shallot is higher in Vitamin B6, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, and Phosphorus.
  • Shallot's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 23% more.
  • Daikon has 3 times more Vitamin C than Shallot. While Daikon has 22mg of Vitamin C, Shallot has only 8mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Daikon is lower.

We used Radishes, oriental, raw and Shallots, raw types 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.
Daikon
1
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Contains more Copper +30.7%
Contains more Calcium +37%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +160.9%
Contains more Potassium +47.1%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Zinc +166.7%
Contains more Manganese +668.4%
Contains more Selenium +71.4%
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 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30% 39% 7%
Contains more Copper +30.7%
Contains more Calcium +37%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +160.9%
Contains more Potassium +47.1%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Zinc +166.7%
Contains more Manganese +668.4%
Contains more Selenium +71.4%

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
1
:
Contains more Vitamin C +175%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +110.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +650%
Contains more Folate +21.4%
Contains more Choline +54.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
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 1% 1% 0% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 7% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +175%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +110.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +650%
Contains more Folate +21.4%
Contains more Choline +54.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Daikon
1
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Contains more Water +18.6%
Contains more Protein +316.7%
Contains more Carbs +309.8%
Contains more Other +37.9%
Equal in Fats - 0.1
4% 95%
Protein: 0.6 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4.1 g
Water: 94.62 g
Other: 0.58 g
3% 17% 80%
Protein: 2.5 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 16.8 g
Water: 79.8 g
Other: 0.8 g
Contains more Water +18.6%
Contains more Protein +316.7%
Contains more Carbs +309.8%
Contains more Other +37.9%
Equal in Fats - 0.1

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Daikon
2
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Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +21.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -43.3%
33% 18% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.017 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.045 g
24% 20% 56%
Saturated Fat: 0.017 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +21.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -43.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Daikon Shallot
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Shallot Opinion
Net carbs 2.5g 13.6g Shallot
Protein 0.6g 2.5g Shallot
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 4.1g 16.8g Shallot
Calories 18kcal 72kcal Shallot
Sugar 2.5g 7.87g Daikon
Fiber 1.6g 3.2g Shallot
Calcium 27mg 37mg Shallot
Iron 0.4mg 1.2mg Shallot
Magnesium 16mg 21mg Shallot
Phosphorus 23mg 60mg Shallot
Potassium 227mg 334mg Shallot
Sodium 21mg 12mg Shallot
Zinc 0.15mg 0.4mg Shallot
Copper 0.115mg 0.088mg Daikon
Manganese 0.038mg 0.292mg Shallot
Selenium 0.7µg 1.2µg Shallot
Vitamin A 0IU 4IU Shallot
Vitamin E 0mg 0.04mg Shallot
Vitamin C 22mg 8mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.06mg Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.02mg
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.2mg
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.29mg Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.345mg Shallot
Folate 28µg 34µg Shallot
Choline 7.3mg 11.3mg Shallot
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.8µg Shallot
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.028mg Shallot
Threonine 0.025mg 0.098mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.106mg Shallot
Leucine 0.031mg 0.149mg Shallot
Lysine 0.03mg 0.125mg Shallot
Methionine 0.006mg 0.027mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.02mg 0.081mg Shallot
Valine 0.028mg 0.11mg Shallot
Histidine 0.011mg 0.043mg Shallot
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.017g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.014g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g 0.039g Daikon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
14%
Shallot
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Daikon
21%
Shallot

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shallot
Shallot contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.37g)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.