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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
:
2
Daikon
Contains more Iron +102.5%
Contains more Potassium +87.2%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Equal in Copper - 0.115
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Iron +102.5%
Contains more Potassium +87.2%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
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 +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 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 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

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Potato 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?
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?
?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Daikon Opinion
Calories 77 18 Potato
Protein 2.05 0.6 Potato
Fats 0.09 0.1 Daikon
Vitamin C 19.7 22 Daikon
Net carbs 15.390000343322754 2.5 Potato
Carbs 17.49 4.1 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.81 0.4 Potato
Calcium 12 27 Daikon
Potassium 425 227 Potato
Magnesium 23 16 Potato
Sugar 0.82 2.5 Potato
Fiber 2.1 1.6 Potato
Copper 0.11 0.115 Daikon
Zinc 0.3 0.15 Potato
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 57 23 Potato
Sodium 6 21 Potato
Vitamin A 2 0 Potato
Vitamin E 0.01 0 Potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.081 0.02 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.02 Potato
Vitamin B3 1.061 0.2 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295 0.138 Potato
Vitamin B6 0.298 0.046 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 0.3 Potato
Folate 15 28 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 0.03 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 0.017 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042 0.045 Daikon
Tryptophan 0.021 0.003 Potato
Threonine 0.067 0.025 Potato
Isoleucine 0.066 0.026 Potato
Leucine 0.098 0.031 Potato
Lysine 0.107 0.03 Potato
Methionine 0.032 0.006 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081 0.02 Potato
Valine 0.103 0.028 Potato
Histidine 0.035 0.011 Potato
Fructose 0.26 Potato

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.