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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 Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Calcium +17.4%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Potassium +55.5%
Contains more Copper +194.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Calcium +17.4%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Potassium +55.5%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 74% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 22% 0% 1%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 2.5g Onion
Protein 1.1g 0.6g Onion
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 9.34g 4.1g Onion
Calories 40kcal 18kcal Onion
Starch 0g g Onion
Fructose 1.29g g Onion
Sugar 4.24g 2.5g Daikon
Fiber 1.7g 1.6g Onion
Calcium 23mg 27mg Daikon
Iron 0.21mg 0.4mg Daikon
Magnesium 10mg 16mg Daikon
Phosphorus 29mg 23mg Onion
Potassium 146mg 227mg Daikon
Sodium 4mg 21mg Onion
Zinc 0.17mg 0.15mg Onion
Copper 0.039mg 0.115mg Daikon
Vitamin A 2IU 0IU Onion
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0mg Onion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.4mg 22mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.02mg Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.02mg Onion
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 0.2mg Daikon
Vitamin B5 0.123mg 0.138mg Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.046mg Onion
Folate 19µg 28µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0.3µg Onion
Tryptophan 0.014mg 0.003mg Onion
Threonine 0.021mg 0.025mg Daikon
Isoleucine 0.014mg 0.026mg Daikon
Leucine 0.025mg 0.031mg Daikon
Lysine 0.039mg 0.03mg Onion
Methionine 0.002mg 0.006mg Daikon
Phenylalanine 0.025mg 0.02mg Onion
Valine 0.021mg 0.028mg Daikon
Histidine 0.014mg 0.011mg Onion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.03g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.017g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.045g Daikon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Onion Daikon
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

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.

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.