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Yam vs Radish - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Yam and Radish

  • The amount of Potassium, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Copper, Fiber, and Vitamin B1 in Yam is higher than in Radish.
  • Yam covers your daily Potassium needs 17% more than Radish.
  • Radish has 9 times less Vitamin B1 than Yam. Yam has 0.112mg of Vitamin B1, while Radish has 0.012mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Yam, raw and Radishes, 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
6
:
2
Radish
Contains more Iron +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +250.2%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Copper +256%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Contains more Calcium +47.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 6% 72% 15% 60% 7% 24% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 8% 21% 8% 17% 8% 9% 6%
Contains more Iron +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +250.2%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Copper +256%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Contains more Calcium +47.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%

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
Radish
Contains more Vitamin C +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1871.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +117.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +312.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.9%
Equal in Folate - 25
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 50% 1% 0% 0% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 0% 4% 19%
Contains more Vitamin C +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1871.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +117.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +312.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.9%
Equal in Folate - 25

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
10
Radish
Mineral Summary Score
25
Yam
11
Radish

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%
Radish
Carbohydrates
28%
Yam
3%
Radish
Fats
1%
Yam
0%
Radish

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 Radish
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Yam Radish
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 - 1.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Yam
Yam contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Yam
Yam is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Yam
Yam is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Radish
Radish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Radish
Radish 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Yam Radish Opinion
Calories 118 16 Yam
Protein 1.53 0.68 Yam
Fats 0.17 0.1 Yam
Vitamin C 17.1 14.8 Yam
Net carbs 23.780000686645508 1.7999999523162842 Yam
Carbs 27.88 3.4 Yam
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.54 0.34 Yam
Calcium 17 25 Radish
Potassium 816 233 Yam
Magnesium 21 10 Yam
Sugar 0.5 1.86 Yam
Fiber 4.1 1.6 Yam
Copper 0.178 0.05 Yam
Zinc 0.24 0.28 Radish
Starch 0 Radish
Phosphorus 55 20 Yam
Sodium 9 39 Yam
Vitamin A 138 7 Yam
Vitamin E 0.35 0 Yam
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.112 0.012 Yam
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.039 Radish
Vitamin B3 0.552 0.254 Yam
Vitamin B5 0.314 0.165 Yam
Vitamin B6 0.293 0.071 Yam
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.3 1.3 Yam
Folate 23 25 Radish
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.032 Radish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.017 Radish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.048 Yam
Tryptophan 0.012 0.009 Yam
Threonine 0.054 0.023 Yam
Isoleucine 0.052 0.02 Yam
Leucine 0.096 0.031 Yam
Lysine 0.059 0.033 Yam
Methionine 0.021 0.01 Yam
Phenylalanine 0.071 0.036 Yam
Valine 0.062 0.035 Yam
Histidine 0.034 0.013 Yam
Fructose 0.71 Radish

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. Radish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169276/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.