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Pumpkin vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pumpkin and Daikon

  • Pumpkin has more Vitamin B2, however Daikon is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E .
  • Pumpkin's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 47% more.
  • Pumpkin contains 6 times more Vitamin B2 than Daikon. Pumpkin contains 0.11mg of Vitamin B2, while Daikon contains 0.02mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pumpkin, 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
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Daikon
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +49.8%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Contains more Zinc +113.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.115
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 7% 30% 9% 43% 9% 19% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +49.8%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Contains more Zinc +113.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
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
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Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +144.4%
Contains more Folate +75%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 30% 511% 22% 0% 13% 26% 12% 18% 15% 0% 3% 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 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +144.4%
Contains more Folate +75%

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
55
Pumpkin
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
18
Pumpkin
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
6%
Pumpkin
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
7%
Pumpkin
4%
Daikon
Fats
0%
Pumpkin
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.
Pumpkin Daikon
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Pumpkin 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?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.26g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pumpkin Daikon Opinion
Calories 26 18 Pumpkin
Protein 1 0.6 Pumpkin
Fats 0.1 0.1
Vitamin C 9 22 Daikon
Carbs 6.5 4.1 Pumpkin
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.4 Pumpkin
Calcium 21 27 Daikon
Potassium 340 227 Pumpkin
Magnesium 12 16 Daikon
Sugar 2.76 2.5 Daikon
Fiber 0.5 1.6 Daikon
Copper 0.127 0.115 Pumpkin
Zinc 0.32 0.15 Pumpkin
Starch
Phosphorus 44 23 Pumpkin
Sodium 1 21 Pumpkin
Vitamin A 8513 0 Pumpkin
Vitamin E 1.06 0 Pumpkin
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.02 Pumpkin
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.02 Pumpkin
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.2 Pumpkin
Vitamin B5 0.298 0.138 Pumpkin
Vitamin B6 0.061 0.046 Pumpkin
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.1 0.3 Pumpkin
Folate 16 28 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.052 0.03 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.017 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.005 0.045 Daikon
Tryptophan 0.012 0.003 Pumpkin
Threonine 0.029 0.025 Pumpkin
Isoleucine 0.031 0.026 Pumpkin
Leucine 0.046 0.031 Pumpkin
Lysine 0.054 0.03 Pumpkin
Methionine 0.011 0.006 Pumpkin
Phenylalanine 0.032 0.02 Pumpkin
Valine 0.035 0.028 Pumpkin
Histidine 0.016 0.011 Pumpkin
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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. Pumpkin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168448/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.