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Tomato vs. Daikon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tomato and Daikon different?

  • Tomato is higher in Vitamin K, however, Daikon is richer in Vitamin C, and Copper.

Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average and Radishes, oriental, raw are the varieties 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Tomato
5
:
5
Daikon
Contains less Sodium -76.2%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Manganese +200%
Contains more Calcium +170%
Contains more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Copper +94.9%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Phosphorus - 23
Equal in Potassium - 227
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20% 15% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39% 5% 4%
Contains less Sodium -76.2%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Manganese +200%
Contains more Calcium +170%
Contains more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Copper +94.9%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Phosphorus - 23
Equal in Potassium - 227

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Tomato
6
:
5
Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +2533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.1%
Contains more Folate +86.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Equal in Choline - 7.3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 4% 20%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 74% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 22% 0% 4% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +2533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.1%
Contains more Folate +86.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Equal in Choline - 7.3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Tomato
2
:
3
Daikon
Contains more Protein +46.7%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Other +13.7%
Equal in Carbs - 4.1
Equal in Water - 94.62
4% 95%
Protein: 0.88 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 3.89 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.51 g
4% 95%
Protein: 0.6 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4.1 g
Water: 94.62 g
Other: 0.58 g
Contains more Protein +46.7%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Other +13.7%
Equal in Carbs - 4.1
Equal in Water - 94.62

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Tomato
3
:
0
Daikon
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +82.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +84.4%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.03
20% 22% 58%
Saturated Fat: 0.028 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.031 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.083 g
33% 18% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.017 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.045 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +82.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +84.4%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.03

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Tomato Daikon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 2.69g 2.5g Tomato
Protein 0.88g 0.6g Tomato
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Tomato
Carbs 3.89g 4.1g Daikon
Calories 18kcal 18kcal
Fructose 1.37g Tomato
Sugar 2.63g 2.5g Daikon
Fiber 1.2g 1.6g Daikon
Calcium 10mg 27mg Daikon
Iron 0.27mg 0.4mg Daikon
Magnesium 11mg 16mg Daikon
Phosphorus 24mg 23mg Tomato
Potassium 237mg 227mg Tomato
Sodium 5mg 21mg Tomato
Zinc 0.17mg 0.15mg Tomato
Copper 0.059mg 0.115mg Daikon
Manganese 0.114mg 0.038mg Tomato
Selenium 0µg 0.7µg Daikon
Vitamin A 833IU 0IU Tomato
Vitamin A RAE 42µg 0µg Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0mg Tomato
Vitamin C 13.7mg 22mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.02mg Tomato
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.02mg Daikon
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 0.2mg Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.089mg 0.138mg Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.046mg Tomato
Folate 15µg 28µg Daikon
Choline 6.7mg 7.3mg Daikon
Vitamin K 7.9µg 0.3µg Tomato
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.003mg Tomato
Threonine 0.027mg 0.025mg Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018mg 0.026mg Daikon
Leucine 0.025mg 0.031mg Daikon
Lysine 0.027mg 0.03mg Daikon
Methionine 0.006mg 0.006mg
Phenylalanine 0.027mg 0.02mg Tomato
Valine 0.018mg 0.028mg Daikon
Histidine 0.014mg 0.011mg Tomato
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.03g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g 0.017g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.045g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tomato Daikon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Tomato
10%
Daikon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Tomato
12%
Daikon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.13g)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.