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Sweet potato vs Radish - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Sweet potato and Radish?

  • Sweet potato is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B5, Copper, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Fiber, and Vitamin B1, while Radish is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Sweet potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 79% higher.
  • Radish has 7 times less Vitamin B1 than Sweet potato. Sweet potato has 0.078mg of Vitamin B1, while Radish has 0.012mg.

We used Sweet potato, raw, unprepared and Radishes, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +20%
Contains more Iron +79.4%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +135%
Contains more Potassium +44.6%
Contains more Copper +202%
Contains less Sodium -29.1%
Equal in Zinc - 0.28
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 13% 8% 9% 21% 6% 8% 17%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +79.4%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +135%
Contains more Potassium +44.6%
Contains more Copper +202%
Contains less Sodium -29.1%
Equal in Zinc - 0.28

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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Radish
Contains more Vitamin A +202571.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +384.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +516.7%
Contains more Folate +127.3%
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 1% 0% 0% 50% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 19% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +202571.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +384.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +516.7%
Contains more Folate +127.3%

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 Radish
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Radish Opinion
Net carbs 17.12g 1.8g Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 0.68g Sweet potato
Fats 0.05g 0.1g Radish
Carbs 20.12g 3.4g Sweet potato
Calories 86kcal 16kcal Sweet potato
Starch 12.65g 0g Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g 0.71g Radish
Sugar 4.18g 1.86g Radish
Fiber 3g 1.6g Sweet potato
Calcium 30mg 25mg Sweet potato
Iron 0.61mg 0.34mg Sweet potato
Magnesium 25mg 10mg Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47mg 20mg Sweet potato
Potassium 337mg 233mg Sweet potato
Sodium 55mg 39mg Radish
Zinc 0.3mg 0.28mg Sweet potato
Copper 0.151mg 0.05mg Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187IU 7IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.4mg 14.8mg Radish
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.012mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.039mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 0.254mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.165mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.071mg Sweet potato
Folate 11µg 25µg Radish
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.8µg 1.3µg Sweet potato
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.009mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083mg 0.023mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055mg 0.02mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066mg 0.033mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029mg 0.01mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089mg 0.036mg Sweet potato
Valine 0.086mg 0.035mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031mg 0.013mg Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.018g 0.032g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 0.017g Radish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g 0.048g Radish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato Radish
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
10
Radish
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
11
Radish

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%
Radish
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
3%
Radish
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
0%
Radish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Radish
Radish is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.32g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Radish
Radish contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Radish
Radish 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)

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. Radish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169276/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.