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Shallot vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Shallot and Daikon?

  • Shallot is higher in Vitamin B6, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, and Phosphorus, yet Daikon is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Shallot's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 23% more.
  • Shallot has 8 times more Manganese than Daikon. While Shallot has 0.292mg of Manganese, Daikon has only 0.038mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Daikon is lower.

We used Shallots, raw and Radishes, oriental, raw types 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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1
Daikon
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +37%
Contains more Potassium +47.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Zinc +166.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +160.9%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Copper +30.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 12% 30% 15% 30% 11% 26% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +37%
Contains more Potassium +47.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Zinc +166.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +160.9%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Copper +30.7%

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
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1
Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +110.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +650%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%
Contains more Folate +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +175%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 27% 1% 1% 0% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 0% 2% 26%
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 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +110.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +650%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%
Contains more Folate +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +175%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shallot Daikon Opinion
Calories 72kcal 18kcal Shallot
Protein 2.5g 0.6g Shallot
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Vitamin C 8mg 22mg Daikon
Net carbs 13.6g 2.5g Shallot
Carbs 16.8g 4.1g Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.2mg 0.4mg Shallot
Calcium 37mg 27mg Shallot
Potassium 334mg 227mg Shallot
Magnesium 21mg 16mg Shallot
Sugar 7.87g 2.5g Daikon
Fiber 3.2g 1.6g Shallot
Copper 0.088mg 0.115mg Daikon
Zinc 0.4mg 0.15mg Shallot
Starch g g
Phosphorus 60mg 23mg Shallot
Sodium 12mg 21mg Shallot
Vitamin A 4IU 0IU Shallot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0mg Shallot
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.02mg Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.02mg
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.2mg
Vitamin B5 0.29mg 0.138mg Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.345mg 0.046mg Shallot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.8µg 0.3µg Shallot
Folate 34µg 28µg Shallot
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.03g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.017g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.045g Daikon
Tryptophan 0.028mg 0.003mg Shallot
Threonine 0.098mg 0.025mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106mg 0.026mg Shallot
Leucine 0.149mg 0.031mg Shallot
Lysine 0.125mg 0.03mg Shallot
Methionine 0.027mg 0.006mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.02mg Shallot
Valine 0.11mg 0.028mg Shallot
Histidine 0.043mg 0.011mg Shallot
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shallot Daikon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs 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
15
Shallot
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
21
Shallot
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
15%
Shallot
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
4%
Daikon
Fats
0%
Shallot
0%
Daikon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shallot
Shallot contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.37g)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.