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Nori vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Nori and Daikon?

  • Nori is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B2, Folate, Vitamin C, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Vitamin B3, yet Daikon is richer in Vitamin A.
  • Nori's daily need coverage for Manganese is 41% higher.
  • Nori has 22 times more Vitamin B2 than Daikon. Nori has 0.446mg of Vitamin B2, while Daikon has 0.02mg.

We used Seaweed, laver, raw and Radishes, oriental, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Nori
6
:
2
Daikon
Contains more Iron +350%
Contains more Calcium +159.3%
Contains more Potassium +56.8%
Contains more Copper +129.6%
Contains more Zinc +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +152.2%
Contains more Magnesium +700%
Contains less Sodium -56.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 68% 22% 32% 2% 88% 29% 25% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Iron +350%
Contains more Calcium +159.3%
Contains more Potassium +56.8%
Contains more Copper +129.6%
Contains more Zinc +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +152.2%
Contains more Magnesium +700%
Contains less Sodium -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
Nori
10
:
0
Daikon
Contains more Vitamin C +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +390%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2130%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +635%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +277.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1233.3%
Contains more Folate +421.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 130% 313% 20% 0% 25% 103% 28% 32% 37% 0% 10% 110%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 74% 0% 0% 0% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 0% 1% 22%
Contains more Vitamin C +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +390%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2130%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +635%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +277.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1233.3%
Contains more Folate +421.4%

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
67
Nori
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
34
Nori
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
35%
Nori
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
5%
Nori
4%
Daikon
Fats
1%
Nori
0%
Daikon

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Nori Daikon
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 Sugar?
Nori
Nori is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nori
Nori is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Nori
Nori is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nori
Nori is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nori
Nori is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.031g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nori Daikon Opinion
Calories 35 18 Nori
Protein 5.81 0.6 Nori
Fats 0.28 0.1 Nori
Vitamin C 39 22 Nori
Carbs 5.11 4.1 Nori
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.8 0.4 Nori
Calcium 70 27 Nori
Potassium 356 227 Nori
Magnesium 2 16 Daikon
Sugar 0.49 2.5 Nori
Fiber 0.3 1.6 Daikon
Copper 0.264 0.115 Nori
Zinc 1.05 0.15 Nori
Starch
Phosphorus 58 23 Nori
Sodium 48 21 Daikon
Vitamin A 5202 0 Nori
Vitamin E 1 0 Nori
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.098 0.02 Nori
Vitamin B2 0.446 0.02 Nori
Vitamin B3 1.47 0.2 Nori
Vitamin B5 0.521 0.138 Nori
Vitamin B6 0.159 0.046 Nori
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4 0.3 Nori
Folate 146 28 Nori
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.061 0.03 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.025 0.017 Nori
Polyunsaturated fat 0.11 0.045 Nori
Tryptophan 0.043 0.003 Nori
Threonine 0.232 0.025 Nori
Isoleucine 0.259 0.026 Nori
Leucine 0.501 0.031 Nori
Lysine 0.222 0.03 Nori
Methionine 0.145 0.006 Nori
Phenylalanine 0.273 0.02 Nori
Valine 0.402 0.028 Nori
Histidine 0.14 0.011 Nori
Fructose

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. Nori - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168458/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.