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Lotus root vs. Daikon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Lotus root and Daikon

  • Daikon contains less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B2, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Manganese, Potassium, and Iron than Lotus root.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Lotus root is 24% higher.
  • Daikon has 11 times less Vitamin B2 than Lotus root. Lotus root has 0.22mg of Vitamin B2, while Daikon has 0.02mg.

Food types used in this article are Lotus root, raw and Radishes, oriental, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +190%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +334.8%
Contains more Potassium +144.9%
Contains more Zinc +160%
Contains more Copper +123.5%
Contains more Manganese +586.8%
Contains less Sodium -47.5%
Equal in Selenium - 0.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 44% 17% 43% 50% 6% 11% 86% 35% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39% 5% 4%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +190%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +334.8%
Contains more Potassium +144.9%
Contains more Zinc +160%
Contains more Copper +123.5%
Contains more Manganese +586.8%
Contains less Sodium -47.5%
Equal in Selenium - 0.7

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +460.9%
Contains more Folate +115.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 147% 40% 51% 8% 23% 60% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 74% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 22% 0% 4% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +460.9%
Contains more Folate +115.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +333.3%
Contains more Carbs +320.2%
Contains more Other +67.2%
Contains more Water +19.6%
Equal in Fats - 0.1
3% 17% 79%
Protein: 2.6 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 17.23 g
Water: 79.1 g
Other: 0.97 g
4% 95%
Protein: 0.6 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4.1 g
Water: 94.62 g
Other: 0.58 g
Contains more Protein +333.3%
Contains more Carbs +320.2%
Contains more Other +67.2%
Contains more Water +19.6%
Equal in Fats - 0.1

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +17.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +125%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.03
43% 29% 29%
Saturated Fat: 0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.02 g
33% 18% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.017 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.045 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +17.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +125%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.03

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lotus root Daikon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lotus root Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 12.33g 2.5g Lotus root
Protein 2.6g 0.6g Lotus root
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 17.23g 4.1g Lotus root
Calories 74kcal 18kcal Lotus root
Sugar 2.5g Lotus root
Fiber 4.9g 1.6g Lotus root
Calcium 45mg 27mg Lotus root
Iron 1.16mg 0.4mg Lotus root
Magnesium 23mg 16mg Lotus root
Phosphorus 100mg 23mg Lotus root
Potassium 556mg 227mg Lotus root
Sodium 40mg 21mg Daikon
Zinc 0.39mg 0.15mg Lotus root
Copper 0.257mg 0.115mg Lotus root
Manganese 0.261mg 0.038mg Lotus root
Selenium 0.7µg 0.7µg
Vitamin C 44mg 22mg Lotus root
Vitamin B1 0.16mg 0.02mg Lotus root
Vitamin B2 0.22mg 0.02mg Lotus root
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.2mg Lotus root
Vitamin B5 0.377mg 0.138mg Lotus root
Vitamin B6 0.258mg 0.046mg Lotus root
Folate 13µg 28µg Daikon
Choline 7.3mg Daikon
Vitamin K 0.3µg Daikon
Tryptophan 0.02mg 0.003mg Lotus root
Threonine 0.051mg 0.025mg Lotus root
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.026mg Lotus root
Leucine 0.069mg 0.031mg Lotus root
Lysine 0.094mg 0.03mg Lotus root
Methionine 0.022mg 0.006mg Lotus root
Phenylalanine 0.047mg 0.02mg Lotus root
Valine 0.055mg 0.028mg Lotus root
Histidine 0.038mg 0.011mg Lotus root
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.03g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.017g Lotus root
Polyunsaturated fat 0.02g 0.045g Daikon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lotus root Daikon
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Lotus root
10%
Daikon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
30%
Lotus root
12%
Daikon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lotus root
Lotus root is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lotus root
Lotus root is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lotus root
Lotus root is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.03 g)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lotus root - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169250/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.