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Eggplant vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Eggplant and Daikon different?

  • Eggplant is higher in Manganese, and Fiber, however Daikon is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Daikon is 22% higher.
  • Eggplant contains 6 times more Manganese than Daikon. While Eggplant contains 0.232mg of Manganese, Daikon contains only 0.038mg.

Eggplant, raw and Radishes, oriental, raw 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
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4
Daikon
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Iron +73.9%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Copper +42%
Equal in Potassium - 227
Equal in Zinc - 0.15
Equal in Phosphorus - 23
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Iron +73.9%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Copper +42%
Equal in Potassium - 227
Equal in Zinc - 0.15
Equal in Phosphorus - 23

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
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Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +224.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1066.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +900%
Contains more Folate +27.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 2% 6% 0% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 0% 9% 17%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +224.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1066.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +900%
Contains more Folate +27.3%

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
9
Eggplant
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Eggplant
14
Daikon

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
6%
Eggplant
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
6%
Eggplant
4%
Daikon
Fats
1%
Eggplant
0%
Daikon

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.
Eggplant Daikon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Eggplant Daikon
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?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Eggplant
Eggplant is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.03g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)
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 Eggplant Daikon Opinion
Calories 25 18 Eggplant
Protein 0.98 0.6 Eggplant
Fats 0.18 0.1 Eggplant
Vitamin C 2.2 22 Daikon
Carbs 5.88 4.1 Eggplant
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.23 0.4 Daikon
Calcium 9 27 Daikon
Potassium 229 227 Eggplant
Magnesium 14 16 Daikon
Sugar 3.53 2.5 Daikon
Fiber 3 1.6 Eggplant
Copper 0.081 0.115 Daikon
Zinc 0.16 0.15 Eggplant
Starch
Phosphorus 24 23 Eggplant
Sodium 2 21 Eggplant
Vitamin A 23 0 Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.3 0 Eggplant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.039 0.02 Eggplant
Vitamin B2 0.037 0.02 Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.649 0.2 Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.281 0.138 Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.084 0.046 Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.5 0.3 Eggplant
Folate 22 28 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.034 0.03 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.017 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.045 Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.009 0.003 Eggplant
Threonine 0.037 0.025 Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.045 0.026 Eggplant
Leucine 0.064 0.031 Eggplant
Lysine 0.047 0.03 Eggplant
Methionine 0.011 0.006 Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.02 Eggplant
Valine 0.053 0.028 Eggplant
Histidine 0.023 0.011 Eggplant
Fructose 1.54 Eggplant

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. Eggplant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169228/nutrients
  2. Daikon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168451/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.