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Sweet potato vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Sweet potato and Daikon?

  • Sweet potato is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Fiber, yet Daikon is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Sweet potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 79% more.
  • Sweet potato has 7 times more Manganese than Daikon. While Sweet potato has 0.258mg of Manganese, Daikon has only 0.038mg.

We used Sweet potato, raw, unprepared 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
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Iron +52.5%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.3%
Contains more Potassium +48.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -61.8%
Equal in Calcium - 27
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Iron +52.5%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.3%
Contains more Potassium +48.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -61.8%
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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Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +205%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +479.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +354.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Vitamin C +816.7%
Contains more Folate +154.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 852% 6% 0% 8% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 9% 0% 5%
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 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +205%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +479.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +354.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Vitamin C +816.7%
Contains more Folate +154.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 17.12g 2.5g Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 0.6g Sweet potato
Fats 0.05g 0.1g Daikon
Carbs 20.12g 4.1g Sweet potato
Calories 86kcal 18kcal Sweet potato
Starch 12.65g g Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g g Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18g 2.5g Daikon
Fiber 3g 1.6g Sweet potato
Calcium 30mg 27mg Sweet potato
Iron 0.61mg 0.4mg Sweet potato
Magnesium 25mg 16mg Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47mg 23mg Sweet potato
Potassium 337mg 227mg Sweet potato
Sodium 55mg 21mg Daikon
Zinc 0.3mg 0.15mg Sweet potato
Copper 0.151mg 0.115mg Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187IU 0IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.4mg 22mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.02mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.02mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 0.2mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.138mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.046mg Sweet potato
Folate 11µg 28µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.8µg 0.3µg Sweet potato
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.003mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083mg 0.025mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055mg 0.026mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066mg 0.03mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029mg 0.006mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089mg 0.02mg Sweet potato
Valine 0.086mg 0.028mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031mg 0.011mg Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.018g 0.03g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 0.017g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g 0.045g Daikon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato 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
85
Sweet potato
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
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
9%
Sweet potato
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
4%
Daikon
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
0%
Daikon

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.68g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)

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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.