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Daikon vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Daikon and Tomato different?

  • Daikon is higher in Vitamin C, and Copper, however Tomato is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Daikon contains 2 times more Copper than Tomato. While Daikon contains 0.115mg of Copper, Tomato contains only 0.059mg.

Radishes, oriental, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average 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
Daikon
4
:
4
Tomato
Contains more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Calcium +170%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Copper +94.9%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -76.2%
Equal in Potassium - 237
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Calcium +170%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Copper +94.9%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -76.2%
Equal in Potassium - 237
Equal in Phosphorus - 24

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
:
6
Tomato
Contains more Vitamin C +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.1%
Contains more Folate +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +2533.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.019
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 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.1%
Contains more Folate +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +2533.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.019

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
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
10
Tomato

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%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
4%
Tomato
Fats
0%
Daikon
1%
Tomato

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

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Daikon Tomato
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.13g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Tomato Opinion
Calories 18 18
Protein 0.6 0.88 Tomato
Fats 0.1 0.2 Tomato
Vitamin C 22 13.7 Daikon
Carbs 4.1 3.89 Daikon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.27 Daikon
Calcium 27 10 Daikon
Potassium 227 237 Tomato
Magnesium 16 11 Daikon
Sugar 2.5 2.63 Daikon
Fiber 1.6 1.2 Daikon
Copper 0.115 0.059 Daikon
Zinc 0.15 0.17 Tomato
Starch 0 Tomato
Phosphorus 23 24 Tomato
Sodium 21 5 Tomato
Vitamin A 0 833 Tomato
Vitamin E 0 0.54 Tomato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.037 Tomato
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.019 Daikon
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.594 Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.138 0.089 Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.08 Tomato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 7.9 Tomato
Folate 28 15 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.03 0.028 Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.031 Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045 0.083 Tomato
Tryptophan 0.003 0.006 Tomato
Threonine 0.025 0.027 Tomato
Isoleucine 0.026 0.018 Daikon
Leucine 0.031 0.025 Daikon
Lysine 0.03 0.027 Daikon
Methionine 0.006 0.006
Phenylalanine 0.02 0.027 Tomato
Valine 0.028 0.018 Daikon
Histidine 0.011 0.014 Tomato
Fructose 1.37 Tomato

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.