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

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 6% 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 17% 0% 9%
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%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Eggplant Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 2.88g 2.5g Eggplant
Protein 0.98g 0.6g Eggplant
Fats 0.18g 0.1g Eggplant
Carbs 5.88g 4.1g Eggplant
Calories 25kcal 18kcal Eggplant
Starch g g
Fructose 1.54g g Eggplant
Sugar 3.53g 2.5g Daikon
Fiber 3g 1.6g Eggplant
Calcium 9mg 27mg Daikon
Iron 0.23mg 0.4mg Daikon
Magnesium 14mg 16mg Daikon
Phosphorus 24mg 23mg Eggplant
Potassium 229mg 227mg Eggplant
Sodium 2mg 21mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.16mg 0.15mg Eggplant
Copper 0.081mg 0.115mg Daikon
Vitamin A 23IU 0IU Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0mg Eggplant
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.2mg 22mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.039mg 0.02mg Eggplant
Vitamin B2 0.037mg 0.02mg Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.649mg 0.2mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.281mg 0.138mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.084mg 0.046mg Eggplant
Folate 22µg 28µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.5µg 0.3µg Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.003mg Eggplant
Threonine 0.037mg 0.025mg Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.045mg 0.026mg Eggplant
Leucine 0.064mg 0.031mg Eggplant
Lysine 0.047mg 0.03mg Eggplant
Methionine 0.011mg 0.006mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.02mg Eggplant
Valine 0.053mg 0.028mg Eggplant
Histidine 0.023mg 0.011mg Eggplant
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.03g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.017g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.045g Eggplant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Eggplant Daikon
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
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

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.

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.