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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, Manganese, Potassium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Copper, and Vitamin B1, while Daikon is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin E .
  • Daikon covers your daily need of Vitamin C 19% more than Taro.
  • Taro contains 10 times more Manganese than Daikon. Taro contains 0.383mg of Manganese, while Daikon contains 0.038mg.

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 Iron +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +59.3%
Contains more Potassium +160.4%
Contains more Magnesium +106.3%
Contains more Copper +49.6%
Contains more Zinc +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +265.2%
Contains less Sodium -47.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +59.3%
Contains more Potassium +160.4%
Contains more Magnesium +106.3%
Contains more Copper +49.6%
Contains more Zinc +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +265.2%
Contains less Sodium -47.6%

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
:
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 5% 48% 0% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 0% 3% 17%
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 +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 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 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

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Taro 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 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 - 21)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Daikon Opinion
Calories 112 18 Taro
Protein 1.5 0.6 Taro
Fats 0.2 0.1 Taro
Vitamin C 4.5 22 Daikon
Net carbs 22.360000610351562 2.5 Taro
Carbs 26.46 4.1 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.4 Taro
Calcium 43 27 Taro
Potassium 591 227 Taro
Magnesium 33 16 Taro
Sugar 0.4 2.5 Taro
Fiber 4.1 1.6 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.115 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.15 Taro
Starch
Phosphorus 84 23 Taro
Sodium 11 21 Taro
Vitamin A 76 0 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 0 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.02 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.02 Taro
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.2 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.138 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.046 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 0.3 Taro
Folate 22 28 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.03 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.017 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.045 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 0.003 Taro
Threonine 0.069 0.025 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 0.026 Taro
Leucine 0.111 0.031 Taro
Lysine 0.067 0.03 Taro
Methionine 0.02 0.006 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.02 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.028 Taro
Histidine 0.034 0.011 Taro
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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.