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Sauerkraut vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sauerkraut and Daikon different?

  • Sauerkraut is higher in Iron, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6 and Fiber, however Daikon is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Sauerkraut is 28% higher.
  • Sauerkraut contains 43 times more Vitamin K than Daikon. While Sauerkraut contains 13µg of Vitamin K, Daikon contains only 0.3µg.
  • Daikon has less Sodium.

Sauerkraut, canned, solids and liquids and Radishes, oriental, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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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5
Daikon
Contains more Iron +267.5%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +26.7%
Contains more Potassium +33.5%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Copper +19.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%
Equal in Calcium - 27
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 9% 15% 10% 32% 6% 9% 87%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Iron +267.5%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +26.7%
Contains more Potassium +33.5%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Copper +19.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%
Equal in Calcium - 27

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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4
Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +4233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +49.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.4%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.02
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 49% 2% 3% 0% 6% 6% 3% 6% 30% 0% 33% 18%
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 B6 +182.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +4233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +49.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.4%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.02
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02

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
13
Sauerkraut
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
28
Sauerkraut
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 the food
Protein
5%
Sauerkraut
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
4%
Sauerkraut
4%
Daikon
Fats
1%
Sauerkraut
0%
Daikon

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut contains less Sugars (difference - 0.72g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 640mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Sauerkraut Daikon Opinion
Calories 19 18 Sauerkraut
Protein 0.91 0.6 Sauerkraut
Fats 0.14 0.1 Sauerkraut
Vitamin C 14.7 22 Daikon
Carbs 4.28 4.1 Sauerkraut
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.47 0.4 Sauerkraut
Calcium 30 27 Sauerkraut
Potassium 170 227 Daikon
Magnesium 13 16 Daikon
Sugars 1.78 2.5 Sauerkraut
Fiber 2.9 1.6 Sauerkraut
Copper 0.096 0.115 Daikon
Zinc 0.19 0.15 Sauerkraut
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Phosphorus 20 23 Daikon
Sodium 661 21 Daikon
Vitamin A 18 0 Sauerkraut
Vitamin E 0.14 0 Sauerkraut
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.021 0.02 Sauerkraut
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.02 Sauerkraut
Vitamin B3 0.143 0.2 Daikon
Vitamin B5 0.093 0.138 Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.046 Sauerkraut
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13 0.3 Sauerkraut
Folate 24 28 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.034 0.03 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.017 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.067 0.045 Sauerkraut
Tryptophan 0.008 0.003 Sauerkraut
Threonine 0.025 0.025
Isoleucine 0.021 0.026 Daikon
Leucine 0.029 0.031 Daikon
Lysine 0.031 0.03 Sauerkraut
Methionine 0.009 0.006 Sauerkraut
Phenylalanine 0.023 0.02 Sauerkraut
Valine 0.03 0.028 Sauerkraut
Histidine 0.016 0.011 Sauerkraut
Fructose 0.04 Sauerkraut

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. Sauerkraut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169279/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.