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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
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4
Tomato
Contains more Calcium +170%
Contains more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Copper +94.9%
Contains less Sodium -76.2%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Equal in Potassium - 237
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Contains more Calcium +170%
Contains more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Copper +94.9%
Contains less Sodium -76.2%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Equal in Potassium - 237

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 74% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 22% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
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

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 glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Tomato Opinion
Net carbs 2.5g 2.69g Tomato
Protein 0.6g 0.88g Tomato
Fats 0.1g 0.2g Tomato
Carbs 4.1g 3.89g Daikon
Calories 18kcal 18kcal
Starch g 0g Tomato
Fructose g 1.37g Tomato
Sugar 2.5g 2.63g Daikon
Fiber 1.6g 1.2g Daikon
Calcium 27mg 10mg Daikon
Iron 0.4mg 0.27mg Daikon
Magnesium 16mg 11mg Daikon
Phosphorus 23mg 24mg Tomato
Potassium 227mg 237mg Tomato
Sodium 21mg 5mg Tomato
Zinc 0.15mg 0.17mg Tomato
Copper 0.115mg 0.059mg Daikon
Vitamin A 0IU 833IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0mg 0.54mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 22mg 13.7mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.037mg Tomato
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.019mg Daikon
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.594mg Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.089mg Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.08mg Tomato
Folate 28µg 15µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 7.9µg Tomato
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.006mg Tomato
Threonine 0.025mg 0.027mg Tomato
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.018mg Daikon
Leucine 0.031mg 0.025mg Daikon
Lysine 0.03mg 0.027mg Daikon
Methionine 0.006mg 0.006mg
Phenylalanine 0.02mg 0.027mg Tomato
Valine 0.028mg 0.018mg Daikon
Histidine 0.011mg 0.014mg Tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.028g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.031g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g 0.083g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Daikon Tomato
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
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

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 glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.13g)
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.

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.