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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 Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.1%
Contains more Potassium +259.5%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 21% 15% 24% 72% 2% 7% 60%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Contains more Iron +35%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.1%
Contains more Potassium +259.5%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 9% 7% 0% 57% 28% 8% 11% 19% 68% 18% 0% 6%
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 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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Yam Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 23.78g 2.5g Yam
Protein 1.53g 0.6g Yam
Fats 0.17g 0.1g Yam
Carbs 27.88g 4.1g Yam
Calories 118kcal 18kcal Yam
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.5g 2.5g Yam
Fiber 4.1g 1.6g Yam
Calcium 17mg 27mg Daikon
Iron 0.54mg 0.4mg Yam
Magnesium 21mg 16mg Yam
Phosphorus 55mg 23mg Yam
Potassium 816mg 227mg Yam
Sodium 9mg 21mg Yam
Zinc 0.24mg 0.15mg Yam
Copper 0.178mg 0.115mg Yam
Vitamin A 138IU 0IU Yam
Vitamin E 0.35mg 0mg Yam
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17.1mg 22mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.112mg 0.02mg Yam
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.02mg Yam
Vitamin B3 0.552mg 0.2mg Yam
Vitamin B5 0.314mg 0.138mg Yam
Vitamin B6 0.293mg 0.046mg Yam
Folate 23µg 28µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.3µg 0.3µg Yam
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.003mg Yam
Threonine 0.054mg 0.025mg Yam
Isoleucine 0.052mg 0.026mg Yam
Leucine 0.096mg 0.031mg Yam
Lysine 0.059mg 0.03mg Yam
Methionine 0.021mg 0.006mg Yam
Phenylalanine 0.071mg 0.02mg Yam
Valine 0.062mg 0.028mg Yam
Histidine 0.034mg 0.011mg Yam
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.03g Daikon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.017g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.045g Yam

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Yam 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
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

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)

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.