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Potato vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Potato and Daikon

  • Potato has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin B3, Iron, and Vitamin B1 than Daikon.
  • Potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 19% more.
  • Potato contains 5 times more Vitamin B3 than Daikon. Potato contains 1.061mg of Vitamin B3, while Daikon contains 0.2mg.
  • Potato contains less Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Potatoes, flesh and skin, 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
Potato
6
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2
Daikon
Contains more Iron +102.5%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.8%
Contains more Potassium +87.2%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Equal in Copper - 0.115
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Contains more Iron +102.5%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.8%
Contains more Potassium +87.2%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Equal in Copper - 0.115

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
Potato
8
:
2
Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +305%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +113.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +547.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +11.7%
Contains more Folate +86.7%
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% 66% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 12% 0% 5%
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 +305%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +113.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +547.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +11.7%
Contains more Folate +86.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 15.39g 2.5g Potato
Protein 2.05g 0.6g Potato
Fats 0.09g 0.1g Daikon
Carbs 17.49g 4.1g Potato
Calories 77kcal 18kcal Potato
Starch 15.29g g Potato
Fructose 0.26g g Potato
Sugar 0.82g 2.5g Potato
Fiber 2.1g 1.6g Potato
Calcium 12mg 27mg Daikon
Iron 0.81mg 0.4mg Potato
Magnesium 23mg 16mg Potato
Phosphorus 57mg 23mg Potato
Potassium 425mg 227mg Potato
Sodium 6mg 21mg Potato
Zinc 0.3mg 0.15mg Potato
Copper 0.11mg 0.115mg Daikon
Vitamin A 2IU 0IU Potato
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0mg Potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 19.7mg 22mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.081mg 0.02mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.02mg Potato
Vitamin B3 1.061mg 0.2mg Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295mg 0.138mg Potato
Vitamin B6 0.298mg 0.046mg Potato
Folate 15µg 28µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 0.3µg Potato
Tryptophan 0.021mg 0.003mg Potato
Threonine 0.067mg 0.025mg Potato
Isoleucine 0.066mg 0.026mg Potato
Leucine 0.098mg 0.031mg Potato
Lysine 0.107mg 0.03mg Potato
Methionine 0.032mg 0.006mg Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.02mg Potato
Valine 0.103mg 0.028mg Potato
Histidine 0.035mg 0.011mg Potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.03g Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.017g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042g 0.045g Daikon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Potato Daikon
Low Fats diet ok
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
18
Potato
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
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
12%
Potato
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
4%
Daikon
Fats
0%
Potato
0%
Daikon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.68g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
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 minerals?
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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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.