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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
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2
Radish
Contains more Iron +58.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Contains more Potassium +250.2%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Contains more Copper +256%
Contains more Calcium +47.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 21% 15% 24% 72% 2% 7% 60%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 13% 8% 9% 21% 6% 8% 17%
Contains more Iron +58.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Contains more Potassium +250.2%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Contains more Copper +256%
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 A +1871.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +15.5%
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 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 1% 0% 0% 50% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 19% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1871.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +15.5%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Yam Radish Opinion
Net carbs 23.78g 1.8g Yam
Protein 1.53g 0.68g Yam
Fats 0.17g 0.1g Yam
Carbs 27.88g 3.4g Yam
Calories 118kcal 16kcal Yam
Starch g 0g Radish
Fructose g 0.71g Radish
Sugar 0.5g 1.86g Yam
Fiber 4.1g 1.6g Yam
Calcium 17mg 25mg Radish
Iron 0.54mg 0.34mg Yam
Magnesium 21mg 10mg Yam
Phosphorus 55mg 20mg Yam
Potassium 816mg 233mg Yam
Sodium 9mg 39mg Yam
Zinc 0.24mg 0.28mg Radish
Copper 0.178mg 0.05mg Yam
Vitamin A 138IU 7IU Yam
Vitamin E 0.35mg 0mg Yam
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17.1mg 14.8mg Yam
Vitamin B1 0.112mg 0.012mg Yam
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.039mg Radish
Vitamin B3 0.552mg 0.254mg Yam
Vitamin B5 0.314mg 0.165mg Yam
Vitamin B6 0.293mg 0.071mg Yam
Folate 23µg 25µg Radish
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.3µg 1.3µg Yam
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.009mg Yam
Threonine 0.054mg 0.023mg Yam
Isoleucine 0.052mg 0.02mg Yam
Leucine 0.096mg 0.031mg Yam
Lysine 0.059mg 0.033mg Yam
Methionine 0.021mg 0.01mg Yam
Phenylalanine 0.071mg 0.036mg Yam
Valine 0.062mg 0.035mg Yam
Histidine 0.034mg 0.013mg Yam
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.032g Radish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.017g Radish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.048g Yam

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Yam Radish
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
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

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.

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.