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Ginger vs Radish - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ginger and Radish

  • Ginger is higher in Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin B6, and Potassium, yet Radish is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Ginger covers your daily Copper needs 20% more than Radish.
  • Ginger contains 4 times more Choline than Radish. While Ginger contains 28.8mg of Choline, Radish contains only 6.5mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Ginger root, raw and Radishes, 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
Ginger
7
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1
Radish
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains more Potassium +78.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Copper +352%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 13% 8% 9% 21% 6% 8% 17%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains more Potassium +78.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Copper +352%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%

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
Ginger
5
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5
Radish
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +196%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.7%
Contains more Folate +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1200%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 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 1% 0% 0% 50% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 19% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +196%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.7%
Contains more Folate +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1200%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Radish Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 1.8g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 0.68g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.1g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 3.4g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 16kcal Ginger
Starch g 0g Radish
Fructose g 0.71g Radish
Sugar 1.7g 1.86g Ginger
Fiber 2g 1.6g Ginger
Calcium 16mg 25mg Radish
Iron 0.6mg 0.34mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 10mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 20mg Ginger
Potassium 415mg 233mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 39mg Ginger
Zinc 0.34mg 0.28mg Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.05mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Radish
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 14.8mg Radish
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.012mg Ginger
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.039mg Radish
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.254mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.165mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.071mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 25µg Radish
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 1.3µg Radish
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.009mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg 0.023mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.02mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg 0.031mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg 0.033mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg 0.01mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.036mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg 0.035mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.013mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.032g Radish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.017g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.048g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Ginger Radish
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
Ginger
10
Radish
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
11
Radish

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
11%
Ginger
4%
Radish
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
3%
Radish
Fats
3%
Ginger
0%
Radish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Radish
Radish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.171g)
Which food is cheaper?
Radish
Radish is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.16g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger 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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/nutrients
  2. Radish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169276/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.