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Daikon vs Sweet potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Daikon and Sweet potato?

  • Daikon is higher in Vitamin C, yet Sweet potato is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Sweet potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 79% more.
  • Daikon has 9 times more Vitamin C than Sweet potato. While Daikon has 22mg of Vitamin C, Sweet potato has only 2.4mg.

We used Radishes, oriental, raw and Sweet potato, raw, unprepared 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
Contains less Sodium -61.8%
Contains more Iron +52.5%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +48.5%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Contains less Sodium -61.8%
Contains more Iron +52.5%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +48.5%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.3%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +816.7%
Contains more Folate +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +205%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +479.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +354.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
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 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +816.7%
Contains more Folate +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +205%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +479.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +354.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Sweet potato Opinion
Calories 18kcal 86kcal Sweet potato
Protein 0.6g 1.57g Sweet potato
Fats 0.1g 0.05g Daikon
Vitamin C 22mg 2.4mg Daikon
Net carbs 2.5g 17.12g Sweet potato
Carbs 4.1g 20.12g Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.4mg 0.61mg Sweet potato
Calcium 27mg 30mg Sweet potato
Potassium 227mg 337mg Sweet potato
Magnesium 16mg 25mg Sweet potato
Sugar 2.5g 4.18g Daikon
Fiber 1.6g 3g Sweet potato
Copper 0.115mg 0.151mg Sweet potato
Zinc 0.15mg 0.3mg Sweet potato
Starch g 12.65g Sweet potato
Phosphorus 23mg 47mg Sweet potato
Sodium 21mg 55mg Daikon
Vitamin A 0IU 14187IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0mg 0.26mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.078mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.061mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.557mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.8mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.209mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 1.8µg Sweet potato
Folate 28µg 11µg Daikon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.018g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.001g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g 0.014g Daikon
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.025mg 0.083mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.055mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.031mg 0.092mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.03mg 0.066mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.006mg 0.029mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.02mg 0.089mg Sweet potato
Valine 0.028mg 0.086mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.011mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Fructose g 0.7g Sweet potato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
85
Sweet potato
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
21
Sweet potato

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
9%
Sweet potato
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
20%
Sweet potato
Fats
0%
Daikon
0%
Sweet potato

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.68g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)

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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.