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Taro vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Taro and Daikon different?

  • Taro is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Manganese, Potassium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Copper, and Vitamin B1, while Daikon is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Daikon covers your daily need of Vitamin C 19% more than Taro.
  • Taro contains 10000000 times more Vitamin E than Daikon. Taro contains 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Daikon contains 0mg.

Taro, raw and Radishes, oriental, raw types were used 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
Taro
8
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0
Daikon
Contains more Calcium +59.3%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Magnesium +106.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +265.2%
Contains more Potassium +160.4%
Contains less Sodium -47.6%
Contains more Zinc +53.3%
Contains more Copper +49.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Contains more Calcium +59.3%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Magnesium +106.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +265.2%
Contains more Potassium +160.4%
Contains less Sodium -47.6%
Contains more Zinc +53.3%
Contains more Copper +49.6%

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
Taro
8
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2
Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +515.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +388.9%
Contains more Folate +27.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 3%
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 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +515.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +388.9%
Contains more Folate +27.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 2.5g Taro
Protein 1.5g 0.6g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 4.1g Taro
Calories 112kcal 18kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g 2.5g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 1.6g Taro
Calcium 43mg 27mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.4mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 16mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 23mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 227mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 21mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.15mg Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.115mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 0IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 22mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.02mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.02mg Taro
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.2mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.138mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.046mg Taro
Folate 22µg 28µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 0.3µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.003mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.025mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.026mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg 0.031mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.03mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg 0.006mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.02mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.028mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.011mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.03g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.017g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.045g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro 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
Taro
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
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%
Taro
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
4%
Daikon
Fats
1%
Taro
0%
Daikon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
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. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/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.