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Winter melon vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Winter melon and Daikon

  • Winter melon has more Vitamin B2, and Fiber, while Daikon has more Copper, Vitamin C, Potassium, and Folate.
  • Winter melon contains 6 times more Vitamin B2 than Daikon. While Winter melon contains 0.11mg of Vitamin B2, Daikon contains only 0.02mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw and Radishes, oriental, raw.

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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 Zinc +306.7%
Contains more Calcium +42.1%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains more Potassium +3683.3%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Contains more Copper +400%
Equal in Iron - 0.4
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Contains more Zinc +306.7%
Contains more Calcium +42.1%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains more Potassium +3683.3%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Contains more Copper +400%
Equal in Iron - 0.4

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 B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.4%
Contains more Folate +460%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.138
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% 44% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 4% 0% 0%
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 B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.4%
Contains more Folate +460%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.138

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Winter melon Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 0.1g 2.5g Daikon
Protein 0.4g 0.6g Daikon
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Winter melon
Carbs 3g 4.1g Daikon
Calories 13kcal 18kcal Daikon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.5g Winter melon
Fiber 2.9g 1.6g Winter melon
Calcium 19mg 27mg Daikon
Iron 0.4mg 0.4mg
Magnesium 10mg 16mg Daikon
Phosphorus 19mg 23mg Daikon
Potassium 6mg 227mg Daikon
Sodium 111mg 21mg Daikon
Zinc 0.61mg 0.15mg Winter melon
Copper 0.023mg 0.115mg Daikon
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0mg Daikon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13mg 22mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.02mg Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.02mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.2mg Winter melon
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.138mg Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.035mg 0.046mg Daikon
Folate 5µg 28µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.3µg Daikon
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.003mg Daikon
Threonine mg 0.025mg Daikon
Isoleucine mg 0.026mg Daikon
Leucine mg 0.031mg Daikon
Lysine 0.009mg 0.03mg Daikon
Methionine 0.003mg 0.006mg Daikon
Phenylalanine mg 0.02mg Daikon
Valine mg 0.028mg Daikon
Histidine mg 0.011mg Daikon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.03g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.017g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g 0.045g Winter melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Winter melon 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
9
Winter melon
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
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
2%
Winter melon
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
4%
Daikon
Fats
1%
Winter melon
0%
Daikon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 90mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Daikon
Daikon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.