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Carrot vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sugars (difference - 0.94g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.026g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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.
Carrot 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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Carrot 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
97
Carrot
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carrot
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
Carrot
4
:
3
Turnip
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.6%
Contains more Copper +88.9%
Contains more Zinc +12.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.3
Equal in Calcium - 30
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Sodium - 67
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.6%
Contains more Copper +88.9%
Contains more Zinc +12.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.3
Equal in Calcium - 30
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Sodium - 67

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
Carrot
8
:
1
Turnip
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +13100%
Contains more Vitamin C +255.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +13100%
Contains more Vitamin C +255.9%

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
6%
Carrot
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Carrot
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 Carrot Turnip Opinion
Calories 41 28 Carrot
Protein 0.93 0.9 Carrot
Fats 0.24 0.1 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 21 Turnip
Carbs 9.58 6.43 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.3
Calcium 33 30 Carrot
Potassium 320 191 Carrot
Magnesium 12 11 Carrot
Sugars 4.74 3.8 Carrot
Fiber 2.8 1.8 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.085 Turnip
Zinc 0.24 0.27 Turnip
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 27 Carrot
Sodium 69 67 Turnip
Vitamin A 16706 0 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0.03 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.04 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.03 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.4 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.2 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.09 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 0.1 Carrot
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.011 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.006 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.053 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.009 Carrot
Threonine 0.191 0.025 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.036 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 0.033 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.036 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.011 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.017 Carrot
Valine 0.069 0.03 Carrot
Histidine 0.04 0.014 Carrot
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