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Radish vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Radish and Ginger

  • Radish is higher in Vitamin C, yet Ginger is higher in Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin B6 and Potassium.
  • Ginger covers your daily Copper needs 20% more than Radish.
  • Radish contains 3 times more Vitamin C than Ginger. While Radish contains 14.8mg of Vitamin C, Ginger contains only 5mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Radishes, raw and Ginger root, 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
Radish
1
:
7
Ginger
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +78.1%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Copper +352%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 8% 21% 8% 17% 8% 9% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +78.1%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Copper +352%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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
Radish
5
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5
Ginger
Contains more Vitamin C +196%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1200%
Contains more Folate +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 50% 1% 0% 0% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 0% 4% 19%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +196%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1200%
Contains more Folate +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.4%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
10
Radish
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
11
Radish
24
Ginger

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 the food
Protein
4%
Radish
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
3%
Radish
18%
Ginger
Fats
0%
Radish
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Radish Ginger
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Radish Ginger
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 Saturated Fat?
Radish
Radish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.171g)
Which food is cheaper?
Radish
Radish is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sugars (difference - 0.16g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger 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 richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Radish Ginger Opinion
Calories 16 80 Ginger
Protein 0.68 1.82 Ginger
Fats 0.1 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin C 14.8 5 Radish
Carbs 3.4 17.77 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.6 Ginger
Calcium 25 16 Radish
Potassium 233 415 Ginger
Magnesium 10 43 Ginger
Sugars 1.86 1.7 Ginger
Fiber 1.6 2 Ginger
Copper 0.05 0.226 Ginger
Zinc 0.28 0.34 Ginger
Starch 0 Radish
Phosphorus 20 34 Ginger
Sodium 39 13 Ginger
Vitamin A 7 0 Radish
Vitamin E 0 0.26 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.012 0.025 Ginger
Vitamin B2 0.039 0.034 Radish
Vitamin B3 0.254 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.165 0.203 Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.071 0.16 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.3 0.1 Radish
Folate 25 11 Radish
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.032 0.203 Radish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.154 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048 0.154 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.009 0.012 Ginger
Threonine 0.023 0.036 Ginger
Isoleucine 0.02 0.051 Ginger
Leucine 0.031 0.074 Ginger
Lysine 0.033 0.057 Ginger
Methionine 0.01 0.013 Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.036 0.045 Ginger
Valine 0.035 0.073 Ginger
Histidine 0.013 0.03 Ginger
Fructose 0.71 Radish

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Radish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169276/nutrients
  2. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.