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Daikon vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Daikon and Turnip

    Food types used in this article are Radishes, oriental, raw and Turnips, raw.

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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
    5
    :
    3
    Turnip
    Contains more Iron +33.3%
    Contains more Potassium +18.8%
    Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
    Contains more Copper +35.3%
    Contains less Sodium -68.7%
    Contains more Calcium +11.1%
    Contains more Zinc +80%
    Contains more Phosphorus +17.4%
    Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
    Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
    Contains more Iron +33.3%
    Contains more Potassium +18.8%
    Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
    Contains more Copper +35.3%
    Contains less Sodium -68.7%
    Contains more Calcium +11.1%
    Contains more Zinc +80%
    Contains more Phosphorus +17.4%

    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
    3
    :
    6
    Turnip
    Contains more Vitamin K +200%
    Contains more Folate +86.7%
    Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.9%
    Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.7%
    Equal in Vitamin C - 21
    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 70% 0% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 12% 21% 0% 1% 12%
    Contains more Vitamin K +200%
    Contains more Folate +86.7%
    Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.9%
    Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.7%
    Equal in Vitamin C - 21

    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
    12
    Turnip
    Mineral Summary Score
    14
    Daikon
    13
    Turnip

    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
    5%
    Turnip
    Carbohydrates
    4%
    Daikon
    6%
    Turnip
    Fats
    0%
    Daikon
    0%
    Turnip

    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 Turnip
    Lower in Saturated Fat ok
    Lower in price ok
    Lower in Sugars ok
    Lower in Sodium ok
    Lower in glycemic index ok
    Lower in Cholesterol Equal
    Rich in minerals Equal
    Rich in vitamins Equal

    Which food is preferable in case of diets?

    ok
    ok
    is better in case of low diet
    Daikon Turnip
    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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
    Turnip
    Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
    Which food is cheaper?
    Turnip
    Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
    Which food contains less Sugars?
    Daikon
    Daikon contains less Sugars (difference - 1.3g)
    Which food contains less Sodium?
    Daikon
    Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    Daikon
    Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
    Which food contains less Cholesterol?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
    Which food is richer in minerals?
    ?
    It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
    Which food is richer in vitamins?
    ?
    It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

    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 Turnip Opinion
    Calories 18 28 Turnip
    Protein 0.6 0.9 Turnip
    Fats 0.1 0.1
    Vitamin C 22 21 Daikon
    Carbs 4.1 6.43 Turnip
    Cholesterol 0 0
    Vitamin D 0 0
    Iron 0.4 0.3 Daikon
    Calcium 27 30 Turnip
    Potassium 227 191 Daikon
    Magnesium 16 11 Daikon
    Sugars 2.5 3.8 Daikon
    Fiber 1.6 1.8 Turnip
    Copper 0.115 0.085 Daikon
    Zinc 0.15 0.27 Turnip
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    Phosphorus 23 27 Turnip
    Sodium 21 67 Daikon
    Vitamin A 0 0
    Vitamin E 0 0.03 Turnip
    Vitamin D 0 0
    Vitamin B1 0.02 0.04 Turnip
    Vitamin B2 0.02 0.03 Turnip
    Vitamin B3 0.2 0.4 Turnip
    Vitamin B5 0.138 0.2 Turnip
    Vitamin B6 0.046 0.09 Turnip
    Vitamin B12 0 0
    Vitamin K 0.3 0.1 Daikon
    Folate 28 15 Daikon
    Trans Fat 0 0
    Saturated Fat 0.03 0.011 Turnip
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.006 Daikon
    Polyunsaturated fat 0.045 0.053 Turnip
    Tryptophan 0.003 0.009 Turnip
    Threonine 0.025 0.025
    Isoleucine 0.026 0.036 Turnip
    Leucine 0.031 0.033 Turnip
    Lysine 0.03 0.036 Turnip
    Methionine 0.006 0.011 Turnip
    Phenylalanine 0.02 0.017 Daikon
    Valine 0.028 0.03 Turnip
    Histidine 0.011 0.014 Turnip
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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. Turnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170465/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.