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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 Sugars 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Daikon
1
:
Contains more Copper +30.7%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +37%
Contains more Potassium +47.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Zinc +166.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +160.9%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 12% 30% 15% 30% 11% 26% 2%
Contains more Copper +30.7%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +37%
Contains more Potassium +47.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Zinc +166.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +160.9%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%

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
1
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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 Vitamin K +166.7%
Contains more Folate +21.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
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 27% 1% 1% 0% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 0% 2% 26%
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 Vitamin K +166.7%
Contains more Folate +21.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2

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
15
Shallot
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
21
Shallot

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
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
17%
Shallot
Fats
0%
Daikon
0%
Shallot

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 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 Sugars ok
Lower in price 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 Shallot
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?
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 contains less Sugars?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sugars (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)

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 Shallot Opinion
Calories 18 72 Shallot
Protein 0.6 2.5 Shallot
Fats 0.1 0.1
Vitamin C 22 8 Daikon
Carbs 4.1 16.8 Shallot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 1.2 Shallot
Calcium 27 37 Shallot
Potassium 227 334 Shallot
Magnesium 16 21 Shallot
Sugars 2.5 7.87 Daikon
Fiber 1.6 3.2 Shallot
Copper 0.115 0.088 Daikon
Zinc 0.15 0.4 Shallot
Starch
Phosphorus 23 60 Shallot
Sodium 21 12 Shallot
Vitamin A 0 4 Shallot
Vitamin E 0 0.04 Shallot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.06 Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.02
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.2
Vitamin B5 0.138 0.29 Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.345 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 0.8 Shallot
Folate 28 34 Shallot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.03 0.017 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.014 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045 0.039 Daikon
Tryptophan 0.003 0.028 Shallot
Threonine 0.025 0.098 Shallot
Isoleucine 0.026 0.106 Shallot
Leucine 0.031 0.149 Shallot
Lysine 0.03 0.125 Shallot
Methionine 0.006 0.027 Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.02 0.081 Shallot
Valine 0.028 0.11 Shallot
Histidine 0.011 0.043 Shallot
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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 seperately 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. 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.