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Seaweed vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Seaweed and Daikon

  • Seaweed has more Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Zinc, however Daikon is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Seaweed covers your daily Vitamin K needs 55% more than Daikon.
  • Daikon contains 11 times less Sodium than Seaweed. Seaweed contains 233mg of Sodium, while Daikon contains 21mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Seaweed, kelp, 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 Calcium +522.2%
Contains more Iron +612.5%
Contains more Magnesium +656.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.6%
Contains more Zinc +720%
Contains more Copper +13%
Contains more Potassium +155.1%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Contains more Calcium +522.2%
Contains more Iron +612.5%
Contains more Magnesium +656.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.6%
Contains more Zinc +720%
Contains more Copper +13%
Contains more Potassium +155.1%
Contains less Sodium -91%

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 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +365.2%
Contains more Folate +542.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +21900%
Contains more Vitamin C +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2200%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 18% 0% 10% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 135% 0% 166%
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 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +365.2%
Contains more Folate +542.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +21900%
Contains more Vitamin C +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2200%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 8.27g 2.5g Seaweed
Protein 1.68g 0.6g Seaweed
Fats 0.56g 0.1g Seaweed
Carbs 9.57g 4.1g Seaweed
Calories 43kcal 18kcal Seaweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.6g 2.5g Seaweed
Fiber 1.3g 1.6g Daikon
Calcium 168mg 27mg Seaweed
Iron 2.85mg 0.4mg Seaweed
Magnesium 121mg 16mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 42mg 23mg Seaweed
Potassium 89mg 227mg Daikon
Sodium 233mg 21mg Daikon
Zinc 1.23mg 0.15mg Seaweed
Copper 0.13mg 0.115mg Seaweed
Vitamin A 116IU 0IU Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87mg 0mg Seaweed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 22mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.02mg Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.02mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.2mg Seaweed
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.138mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.046mg Daikon
Folate 180µg 28µg Seaweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 66µg 0.3µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048mg 0.003mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.055mg 0.025mg Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076mg 0.026mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.083mg 0.031mg Seaweed
Lysine 0.082mg 0.03mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.025mg 0.006mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.02mg Seaweed
Valine 0.072mg 0.028mg Seaweed
Histidine 0.024mg 0.011mg Seaweed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.247g 0.03g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098g 0.017g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.045g Seaweed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Seaweed 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
36
Seaweed
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
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
10%
Seaweed
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
4%
Daikon
Fats
3%
Seaweed
0%
Daikon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.9g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Seaweed
Seaweed is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 212mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.217g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/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.