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Beetroot vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sugars (difference - 2.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beetroot Turnip
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Beetroot Turnip
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
5
Beetroot
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
13
Beetroot
9
Turnip

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
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3
Turnip
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +70.2%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Zinc +29.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.1%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -14.1%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +70.2%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Zinc +29.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.1%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -14.1%

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
:
5
Turnip
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.3%

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 the food
Protein
10%
Beetroot
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Beetroot
0%
Turnip

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Beetroot Turnip Opinion
Calories 43 28 Beetroot
Protein 1.61 0.9 Beetroot
Fats 0.17 0.1 Beetroot
Vitamin C 4.9 21 Turnip
Carbs 9.56 6.43 Beetroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.3 Beetroot
Calcium 16 30 Turnip
Potassium 325 191 Beetroot
Magnesium 23 11 Beetroot
Sugars 6.76 3.8 Beetroot
Fiber 2.8 1.8 Beetroot
Copper 0.075 0.085 Turnip
Zinc 0.35 0.27 Beetroot
Starch
Phosphorus 40 27 Beetroot
Sodium 78 67 Turnip
Vitamin A 33 0 Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04 0.03 Beetroot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.04 Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.03 Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334 0.4 Turnip
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.2 Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.067 0.09 Turnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 0.1 Beetroot
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.011 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.006 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06 0.053 Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.019 0.009 Beetroot
Threonine 0.047 0.025 Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048 0.036 Beetroot
Leucine 0.068 0.033 Beetroot
Lysine 0.058 0.036 Beetroot
Methionine 0.018 0.011 Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046 0.017 Beetroot
Valine 0.056 0.03 Beetroot
Histidine 0.021 0.014 Beetroot
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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