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Yam vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Yam and Daikon

  • Yam is higher in Vitamin B6, Potassium, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B1, and Copper, however Daikon is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Yam's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 19% higher.
  • Yam has 10 times more Manganese than Daikon. While Yam has 0.397mg of Manganese, Daikon has only 0.038mg.
  • Yam has less Sugar.

The food types used in this comparison are Yam, 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
Yam
7
:
1
Daikon
Contains more Iron +35%
Contains more Potassium +259.5%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.1%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 6% 72% 15% 60% 7% 24% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 9% 21% 12% 39% 5% 10% 3%
Contains more Iron +35%
Contains more Potassium +259.5%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.1%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%

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
Yam
8
:
2
Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +460%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +176%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +127.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +537%
Contains more Vitamin K +666.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +28.7%
Contains more Folate +21.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 9% 7% 0% 28% 8% 11% 19% 68% 0% 6% 18%
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 +460%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +176%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +127.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +537%
Contains more Vitamin K +666.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +28.7%
Contains more Folate +21.7%

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
19
Yam
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
25
Yam
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%
Yam
4%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
28%
Yam
4%
Daikon
Fats
1%
Yam
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.
Yam Daikon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

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Yam 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?
Yam
Yam is lower in Sugar (difference - 2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Yam
Yam contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Yam
Yam is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Yam
Yam is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Yam Daikon Opinion
Calories 118 18 Yam
Protein 1.53 0.6 Yam
Fats 0.17 0.1 Yam
Vitamin C 17.1 22 Daikon
Net carbs 23.780000686645508 2.5 Yam
Carbs 27.88 4.1 Yam
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.54 0.4 Yam
Calcium 17 27 Daikon
Potassium 816 227 Yam
Magnesium 21 16 Yam
Sugar 0.5 2.5 Yam
Fiber 4.1 1.6 Yam
Copper 0.178 0.115 Yam
Zinc 0.24 0.15 Yam
Starch
Phosphorus 55 23 Yam
Sodium 9 21 Yam
Vitamin A 138 0 Yam
Vitamin E 0.35 0 Yam
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.112 0.02 Yam
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.02 Yam
Vitamin B3 0.552 0.2 Yam
Vitamin B5 0.314 0.138 Yam
Vitamin B6 0.293 0.046 Yam
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.3 0.3 Yam
Folate 23 28 Daikon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.03 Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.017 Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.045 Yam
Tryptophan 0.012 0.003 Yam
Threonine 0.054 0.025 Yam
Isoleucine 0.052 0.026 Yam
Leucine 0.096 0.031 Yam
Lysine 0.059 0.03 Yam
Methionine 0.021 0.006 Yam
Phenylalanine 0.071 0.02 Yam
Valine 0.062 0.028 Yam
Histidine 0.034 0.011 Yam
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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Yam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170071/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.