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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
Contains more Phosphorus +65.2%
Contains more Potassium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +93.3%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Copper +125.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 16
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.2%
Contains more Potassium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +93.3%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 57% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 22% 0% 8%
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 +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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 2.25g 2.5g Daikon
Protein 1.21g 0.6g Summer squash
Fats 0.18g 0.1g Summer squash
Carbs 3.35g 4.1g Daikon
Calories 16kcal 18kcal Daikon
Starch g g
Fructose 0.95g g Summer squash
Sugar 2.2g 2.5g Summer squash
Fiber 1.1g 1.6g Daikon
Calcium 15mg 27mg Daikon
Iron 0.35mg 0.4mg Daikon
Magnesium 17mg 16mg Summer squash
Phosphorus 38mg 23mg Summer squash
Potassium 262mg 227mg Summer squash
Sodium 2mg 21mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.29mg 0.15mg Summer squash
Copper 0.051mg 0.115mg Daikon
Vitamin A 200IU 0IU Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0mg Summer squash
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 22mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.02mg Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142mg 0.02mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487mg 0.2mg Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.138mg Summer squash
Vitamin B6 0.218mg 0.046mg Summer squash
Folate 29µg 28µg Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3µg 0.3µg Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.003mg Summer squash
Threonine 0.028mg 0.025mg Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.042mg 0.026mg Summer squash
Leucine 0.069mg 0.031mg Summer squash
Lysine 0.065mg 0.03mg Summer squash
Methionine 0.017mg 0.006mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.02mg Summer squash
Valine 0.053mg 0.028mg Summer squash
Histidine 0.025mg 0.011mg Summer squash
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.044g 0.03g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.017g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.045g Summer squash

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Summer squash 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
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

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.

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.