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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
:
1
Radish
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +78.1%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Copper +352%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 8% 21% 8% 17% 8% 9% 6%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +78.1%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Copper +352%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
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
:
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 C +196%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1200%
Contains more Folate +127.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 50% 1% 0% 0% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 0% 4% 19%
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 C +196%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1200%
Contains more Folate +127.3%

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
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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger Radish
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 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 - 17)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.