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Summer squash vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Summer squash and Daikon

  • Summer squash is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Manganese, however Daikon is richer in Copper, and Vitamin C.
  • Summer squash's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 13% higher.
  • Summer squash has 7 times more Vitamin B2 than Daikon. While Summer squash has 0.142mg of Vitamin B2, Daikon has only 0.02mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Squash, summer, all varieties, 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 Potassium +15.4%
Contains more Zinc +93.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.2%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Copper +125.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Potassium +15.4%
Contains more Zinc +93.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.2%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Copper +125.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 16

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 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +610%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +29.4%
Equal in Folate - 28
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 12% 3% 0% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 0% 8% 22%
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 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +610%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +29.4%
Equal in Folate - 28

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
18
Summer squash
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
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
7%
Summer squash
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
4%
Daikon
Fats
1%
Summer squash
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.
Summer squash Daikon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Summer squash Daikon
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 Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Summer squash Daikon Opinion
Calories 16 18 Daikon
Protein 1.21 0.6 Summer squash
Fats 0.18 0.1 Summer squash
Vitamin C 17 22 Daikon
Carbs 3.35 4.1 Daikon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 0.4 Daikon
Calcium 15 27 Daikon
Potassium 262 227 Summer squash
Magnesium 17 16 Summer squash
Sugar 2.2 2.5 Summer squash
Fiber 1.1 1.6 Daikon
Copper 0.051 0.115 Daikon
Zinc 0.29 0.15 Summer squash
Starch
Phosphorus 38 23 Summer squash
Sodium 2 21 Summer squash
Vitamin A 200 0 Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12 0 Summer squash
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.02 Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.02 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 0.2 Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.138 Summer squash
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.046 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 0.3 Summer squash
Folate 29 28 Summer squash
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 0.03 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.017 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.045 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011 0.003 Summer squash
Threonine 0.028 0.025 Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.042 0.026 Summer squash
Leucine 0.069 0.031 Summer squash
Lysine 0.065 0.03 Summer squash
Methionine 0.017 0.006 Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.02 Summer squash
Valine 0.053 0.028 Summer squash
Histidine 0.025 0.011 Summer squash
Fructose 0.95 Summer squash

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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.