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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 Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.2%
Contains more Potassium +15%
Contains less Sodium -61.9%
Contains more Zinc +113.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.37
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
Contains more Calcium +68.8%
Contains more Copper +117%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.2%
Contains more Potassium +15%
Contains less Sodium -61.9%
Contains more Zinc +113.3%
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 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 12% 3% 0% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 11%
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%

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 Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Zucchini Opinion
Net carbs 2.5g 2.11g Daikon
Protein 0.6g 1.21g Zucchini
Fats 0.1g 0.32g Zucchini
Carbs 4.1g 3.11g Daikon
Calories 18kcal 17kcal Daikon
Starch g 0g Zucchini
Fructose g 1.38g Zucchini
Sugar 2.5g 2.5g
Fiber 1.6g 1g Daikon
Calcium 27mg 16mg Daikon
Iron 0.4mg 0.37mg Daikon
Magnesium 16mg 18mg Zucchini
Phosphorus 23mg 38mg Zucchini
Potassium 227mg 261mg Zucchini
Sodium 21mg 8mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.15mg 0.32mg Zucchini
Copper 0.115mg 0.053mg Daikon
Vitamin A 0IU 200IU Zucchini
Vitamin E 0mg 0.12mg Zucchini
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 22mg 17.9mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.045mg Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.094mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.451mg Zucchini
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.204mg Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.163mg Zucchini
Folate 28µg 24µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 4.3µg Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.01mg Zucchini
Threonine 0.025mg 0.029mg Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.044mg Zucchini
Leucine 0.031mg 0.071mg Zucchini
Lysine 0.03mg 0.067mg Zucchini
Methionine 0.006mg 0.018mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.02mg 0.043mg Zucchini
Valine 0.028mg 0.054mg Zucchini
Histidine 0.011mg 0.026mg Zucchini
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.084g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.011g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g 0.091g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Daikon Zucchini
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
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

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (2.5 g)
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.

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.