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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 B5, Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Fiber, yet Daikon is higher in Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.
  • Sweet potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin A 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 Iron +52.5%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +48.5%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.3%
Contains less Sodium -61.8%
Equal in Calcium - 27
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Iron +52.5%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +48.5%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.3%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
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 +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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato 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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Daikon Opinion
Calories 86 18 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 0.6 Sweet potato
Fats 0.05 0.1 Daikon
Vitamin C 2.4 22 Daikon
Net carbs 17.1200008392334 2.5 Sweet potato
Carbs 20.12 4.1 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 0.4 Sweet potato
Calcium 30 27 Sweet potato
Potassium 337 227 Sweet potato
Magnesium 25 16 Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18 2.5 Daikon
Fiber 3 1.6 Sweet potato
Copper 0.151 0.115 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3 0.15 Sweet potato
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 23 Sweet potato
Sodium 55 21 Daikon
Vitamin A 14187 0 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 0 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.02 Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.02 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557 0.2 Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.138 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.046 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 0.3 Sweet potato
Folate 11 28 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 0.03 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0.017 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 0.045 Daikon
Tryptophan 0.031 0.003 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 0.025 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 0.026 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 0.031 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066 0.03 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029 0.006 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 0.02 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 0.028 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 0.011 Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7 Sweet potato

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.