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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
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Daikon
Contains more Zinc +306.7%
Contains more Calcium +42.1%
Contains more Potassium +3683.3%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.4
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Zinc +306.7%
Contains more Calcium +42.1%
Contains more Potassium +3683.3%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
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 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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
2%
Winter melon
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
4%
Daikon
Fats
1%
Winter melon
0%
Daikon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Winter melon 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 contains less Sugars?
Winter melon
Winter melon contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Winter melon Daikon Opinion
Calories 13 18 Daikon
Protein 0.4 0.6 Daikon
Fats 0.2 0.1 Winter melon
Vitamin C 13 22 Daikon
Carbs 3 4.1 Daikon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.4
Calcium 19 27 Daikon
Potassium 6 227 Daikon
Magnesium 10 16 Daikon
Sugars 2.5 Winter melon
Fiber 2.9 1.6 Winter melon
Copper 0.023 0.115 Daikon
Zinc 0.61 0.15 Winter melon
Starch
Phosphorus 19 23 Daikon
Sodium 111 21 Daikon
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 Daikon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.02 Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.02 Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.2 Winter melon
Vitamin B5 0.133 0.138 Daikon
Vitamin B6 0.035 0.046 Daikon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Daikon
Folate 5 28 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.03 Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.017 Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087 0.045 Winter melon
Tryptophan 0.002 0.003 Daikon
Threonine 0.025 Daikon
Isoleucine 0.026 Daikon
Leucine 0.031 Daikon
Lysine 0.009 0.03 Daikon
Methionine 0.003 0.006 Daikon
Phenylalanine 0.02 Daikon
Valine 0.028 Daikon
Histidine 0.011 Daikon
Fructose

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 of 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.