Radishes vs. Tomato

Nutrition comparison of Radishes and Tomato


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of radishes versus tomato (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in radishes and tomato:

  • Both radishes and tomato are high in Vitamin C and potassium.
  • Tomato has more thiamin.
Detailed nutritional comparison of radishes and tomato is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Radishes (Radishes, raw) and Tomato (Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Radishes and tomato contain similar amounts of calories - radish has 16 calories per 100 grams and tomato has 18 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, radishes is heavier in carbs, lighter in fat and similar to tomato for protein. Radishes has a macronutrient ratio of 16:79:5 and for tomato, 17:75:9 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Radishes Tomato
Protein 16% 17%
Carbohydrates 79% 75%
Fat 5% 9%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both radishes and tomato are low in carbohydrates - radish has 3.4g of total carbs per 100 grams and tomato has 3.9g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in radishes are made of 54% sugar and 46% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in tomato comprise of 69% sugar and 31% dietary fiber.

dietary fiber

Radish has 33% more dietary fiber than tomato - radish has 1.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and tomato has 1.2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Radishes and tomato contain similar amounts of sugar - radish has 1.9g of sugar per 100 grams and tomato has 2.6g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Radishes and tomato contain similar amounts of protein - radish has 0.68g of protein per 100 grams and tomato has 0.88g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both radishes and tomato are low in saturated fat - radish has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and tomato has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both radishes and tomato are high in Vitamin C. Radish has a little more Vitamin C (8%) than tomato by weight - radish has 14.8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and tomato has 13.7mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Tomato has more Vitamin A than radish - tomato has 42ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and radish does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Tomato has more Vitamin E than radish - tomato has 0.54mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and radish does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Radishes and tomato contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - radish has 1.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and tomato has 7.9ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Tomato has more thiamin. Both radishes and tomato contain significant amounts of riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Radishes Tomato
Thiamin 0.012 MG 0.037 MG
Riboflavin 0.039 MG 0.019 MG
Niacin 0.254 MG 0.594 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.165 MG 0.089 MG
Vitamin B6 0.071 MG 0.08 MG
Folate 25 UG 15 UG

Minerals

calcium

Radish has 150% more calcium than tomato - radish has 25mg of calcium per 100 grams and tomato has 10mg of calcium.

iron

Radishes and tomato contain similar amounts of iron - radish has 0.34mg of iron per 100 grams and tomato has 0.27mg of iron.

potassium

Both radishes and tomato are high in potassium. Radish is very similar to radish for potassium - radish has 233mg of potassium per 100 grams and tomato has 237mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]

For specific flavonoid compounds, radish has more kaempferol than tomato per 100 grams, however, tomato contains more quercetin than radish per 100 grams.

Radishes Tomato
kaempferol 0.86 mg 0.09 mg
myricetin ~ 0.13 mg
Quercetin ~ 0.58 mg

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Radishes Tomato
beta-carotene 4 UG 449 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 10 UG 123 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 101 UG
lycopene ~ 2573 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, radish has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than tomato per 100 grams.

Radishes Tomato
alpha linoleic acid 0.031 G 0.003 G
Total 0.031 G 0.003 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, tomato has more linoleic acid than radish per 100 grams.

Radishes Tomato
linoleic acid 0.017 G 0.08 G
Total 0.017 G 0.08 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Radishes (Radishes, raw) and Tomato (Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average) .

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