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Onion vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Onion and Daikon

  • Onion has more Vitamin B6, however Daikon is richer in Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Daikon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 16% more.
  • Onion contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Daikon. Onion contains 0.12mg of Vitamin B6, while Daikon contains 0.046mg.
  • Daikon contains less Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Onions, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Onion
3
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5
Daikon
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +17.4%
Contains more Potassium +55.5%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Copper +194.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +17.4%
Contains more Potassium +55.5%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Copper +194.9%

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
Onion
6
:
4
Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +197.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.2%
Contains more Folate +47.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 25% 1% 1% 0% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 0% 1% 15%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +197.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.2%
Contains more Folate +47.4%

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
8
Onion
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
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
7%
Onion
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
4%
Daikon
Fats
0%
Onion
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.
Onion Daikon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Onion Daikon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.74g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Daikon
Daikon 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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)
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 Onion Daikon Opinion
Calories 40 18 Onion
Protein 1.1 0.6 Onion
Fats 0.1 0.1
Vitamin C 7.4 22 Daikon
Net carbs 7.639999866485596 2.5 Onion
Carbs 9.34 4.1 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 0.4 Daikon
Calcium 23 27 Daikon
Potassium 146 227 Daikon
Magnesium 10 16 Daikon
Sugar 4.24 2.5 Daikon
Fiber 1.7 1.6 Onion
Copper 0.039 0.115 Daikon
Zinc 0.17 0.15 Onion
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 29 23 Onion
Sodium 4 21 Onion
Vitamin A 2 0 Onion
Vitamin E 0.02 0 Onion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.02 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.02 Onion
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.2 Daikon
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.138 Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.046 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 0.3 Onion
Folate 19 28 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.03 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.017 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.045 Daikon
Tryptophan 0.014 0.003 Onion
Threonine 0.021 0.025 Daikon
Isoleucine 0.014 0.026 Daikon
Leucine 0.025 0.031 Daikon
Lysine 0.039 0.03 Onion
Methionine 0.002 0.006 Daikon
Phenylalanine 0.025 0.02 Onion
Valine 0.021 0.028 Daikon
Histidine 0.014 0.011 Onion
Fructose 1.29 Onion

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. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.