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Daikon vs Winter melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Daikon and Winter melon

  • Daikon has more Copper, Vitamin C, Potassium, and Folate, while Winter melon has more Vitamin B2, and Fiber.
  • Daikon contains 38 times more Potassium than Winter melon. While Daikon contains 227mg of Potassium, Winter melon contains only 6mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Radishes, oriental, raw and Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), 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
Contains more Calcium +42.1%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains more Potassium +3683.3%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Zinc +306.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.4
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8%
Contains more Calcium +42.1%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains more Potassium +3683.3%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Zinc +306.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.4

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
6
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Contains more Vitamin C +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.4%
Contains more Folate +460%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.133
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 0% 0% 0% 44% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 4% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.4%
Contains more Folate +460%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.133

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Winter melon Opinion
Net carbs 2.5g 0.1g Daikon
Protein 0.6g 0.4g Daikon
Fats 0.1g 0.2g Winter melon
Carbs 4.1g 3g Daikon
Calories 18kcal 13kcal Daikon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.5g g Winter melon
Fiber 1.6g 2.9g Winter melon
Calcium 27mg 19mg Daikon
Iron 0.4mg 0.4mg
Magnesium 16mg 10mg Daikon
Phosphorus 23mg 19mg Daikon
Potassium 227mg 6mg Daikon
Sodium 21mg 111mg Daikon
Zinc 0.15mg 0.61mg Winter melon
Copper 0.115mg 0.023mg Daikon
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0mg mg Daikon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 22mg 13mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.04mg Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.11mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.4mg Winter melon
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.133mg Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.035mg Daikon
Folate 28µg 5µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Daikon
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.002mg Daikon
Threonine 0.025mg mg Daikon
Isoleucine 0.026mg mg Daikon
Leucine 0.031mg mg Daikon
Lysine 0.03mg 0.009mg Daikon
Methionine 0.006mg 0.003mg Daikon
Phenylalanine 0.02mg mg Daikon
Valine 0.028mg mg Daikon
Histidine 0.011mg mg Daikon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.016g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.037g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g 0.087g Winter melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Daikon Winter melon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
9
Winter melon
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
9
Winter melon

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
2%
Winter melon
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
3%
Winter melon
Fats
0%
Daikon
1%
Winter melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 90mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Daikon
Daikon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.