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Lotus seeds vs. Radish seeds — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lotus seeds and Radish seeds different?

  • Lotus seeds are higher in Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Copper, and Calcium, however, Radish seeds are richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Lotus seeds is 89% higher.
  • Lotus seeds contain 16 times more Potassium than Radish seeds. While Lotus seeds contain 1368mg of Potassium, Radish seeds contain only 86mg.

Seeds, lotus seeds, dried and Radish seeds, sprouted, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +219.6%
Contains more Iron +310.5%
Contains more Magnesium +377.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +454%
Contains more Potassium +1490.7%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +191.7%
Contains more Manganese +791.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 49% 133% 150% 269% 121% 1% 29% 117% 303% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 16% 33% 32% 49% 8% 1% 16% 40% 34% 4%
Contains more Calcium +219.6%
Contains more Iron +310.5%
Contains more Magnesium +377.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +454%
Contains more Potassium +1490.7%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +191.7%
Contains more Manganese +791.5%

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +527.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +120.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +682%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.3%
Equal in Folate - 95
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 160% 35% 30% 52% 146% 78% 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 24% 0% 0% 97% 26% 24% 54% 44% 66% 72% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +527.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +120.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +682%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.3%
Equal in Folate - 95

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +304.5%
Contains more Carbs +1690.8%
Contains more Fats +28.4%
Contains more Water +536.1%
15% 2% 64% 14% 4%
Protein: 15.41 g
Fats: 1.97 g
Carbs: 64.47 g
Water: 14.16 g
Other: 3.99 g
4% 3% 4% 90%
Protein: 3.81 g
Fats: 2.53 g
Carbs: 3.6 g
Water: 90.07 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +304.5%
Contains more Carbs +1690.8%
Contains more Fats +28.4%
Contains more Water +536.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -57%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.419
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.141
18% 21% 62%
Saturated Fat: 0.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.388 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.166 g
33% 18% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.767 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.419 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.141 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -57%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.419
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.141

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lotus seeds Radish seeds Opinion
Net carbs 64.47g 3.6g Lotus seeds
Protein 15.41g 3.81g Lotus seeds
Fats 1.97g 2.53g Radish seeds
Carbs 64.47g 3.6g Lotus seeds
Calories 332kcal 43kcal Lotus seeds
Calcium 163mg 51mg Lotus seeds
Iron 3.53mg 0.86mg Lotus seeds
Magnesium 210mg 44mg Lotus seeds
Phosphorus 626mg 113mg Lotus seeds
Potassium 1368mg 86mg Lotus seeds
Sodium 5mg 6mg Lotus seeds
Zinc 1.05mg 0.56mg Lotus seeds
Copper 0.35mg 0.12mg Lotus seeds
Manganese 2.318mg 0.26mg Lotus seeds
Selenium 0.6µg Radish seeds
Vitamin A 50IU 391IU Radish seeds
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 20µg Radish seeds
Vitamin C 0mg 28.9mg Radish seeds
Vitamin B1 0.64mg 0.102mg Lotus seeds
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.103mg Lotus seeds
Vitamin B3 1.6mg 2.853mg Radish seeds
Vitamin B5 0.851mg 0.733mg Lotus seeds
Vitamin B6 0.629mg 0.285mg Lotus seeds
Folate 104µg 95µg Lotus seeds
Tryptophan 0.221mg Lotus seeds
Threonine 0.747mg Lotus seeds
Isoleucine 0.765mg Lotus seeds
Leucine 1.215mg Lotus seeds
Lysine 0.985mg Lotus seeds
Methionine 0.267mg Lotus seeds
Phenylalanine 0.767mg Lotus seeds
Valine 0.991mg Lotus seeds
Histidine 0.43mg Lotus seeds
Saturated Fat 0.33g 0.767g Lotus seeds
Monounsaturated Fat 0.388g 0.419g Radish seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 1.166g 1.141g Lotus seeds

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lotus seeds Radish seeds
Low Fats diet ok
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
39%
Lotus seeds
31%
Radish seeds
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
117%
Lotus seeds
23%
Radish seeds

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Radish seeds
Radish seeds is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lotus seeds
Lotus seeds contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lotus seeds
Lotus seeds is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.437g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lotus seeds
Lotus seeds is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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 ($)
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 seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170149/nutrients
  2. Radish seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170095/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.