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Daikon vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Daikon and Zucchini?

  • Daikon is higher in Copper, yet Zucchini is higher in Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daikon has 2 times more Copper than Zucchini. While Daikon has 0.115mg of Copper, Zucchini has only 0.053mg.

We used Radishes, oriental, raw and Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw 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 more Calcium +68.8%
Contains more Copper +117%
Contains more Potassium +15%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +113.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.2%
Contains less Sodium -61.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.37
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Contains more Calcium +68.8%
Contains more Copper +117%
Contains more Potassium +15%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +113.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.2%
Contains less Sodium -61.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.37

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
2
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Contains more Vitamin C +22.9%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +370%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +254.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1333.3%
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 60% 12% 3% 0% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 0% 11% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +22.9%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +370%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +254.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1333.3%

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
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
12
Zucchini

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
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
3%
Zucchini
Fats
0%
Daikon
1%
Zucchini

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

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Daikon Zucchini
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.054g)
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 contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (2.5 g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Zucchini Opinion
Calories 18 17 Daikon
Protein 0.6 1.21 Zucchini
Fats 0.1 0.32 Zucchini
Vitamin C 22 17.9 Daikon
Net carbs 2.5 2.109999895095825 Daikon
Carbs 4.1 3.11 Daikon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.37 Daikon
Calcium 27 16 Daikon
Potassium 227 261 Zucchini
Magnesium 16 18 Zucchini
Sugar 2.5 2.5
Fiber 1.6 1 Daikon
Copper 0.115 0.053 Daikon
Zinc 0.15 0.32 Zucchini
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 23 38 Zucchini
Sodium 21 8 Zucchini
Vitamin A 0 200 Zucchini
Vitamin E 0 0.12 Zucchini
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.045 Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.094 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.451 Zucchini
Vitamin B5 0.138 0.204 Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.163 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 4.3 Zucchini
Folate 28 24 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.03 0.084 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.011 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045 0.091 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.003 0.01 Zucchini
Threonine 0.025 0.029 Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.026 0.044 Zucchini
Leucine 0.031 0.071 Zucchini
Lysine 0.03 0.067 Zucchini
Methionine 0.006 0.018 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.02 0.043 Zucchini
Valine 0.028 0.054 Zucchini
Histidine 0.011 0.026 Zucchini
Fructose 1.38 Zucchini

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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.