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Turnip vs Cassava - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.063g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cassava
Cassava contains less Sugars (difference - 2.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cassava
Cassava contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cassava
Cassava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.
Turnip Cassava
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Turnip Cassava
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
12
Turnip
14
Cassava
Mineral Summary Score
9
Turnip
10
Cassava

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
Turnip
2
:
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Potassium +41.9%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +17.6%
Contains more Zinc +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -79.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.27
Equal in Phosphorus - 27
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Potassium +41.9%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +17.6%
Contains more Zinc +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -79.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.27
Equal in Phosphorus - 27

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
Turnip
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1800%
Equal in Vitamin C - 20.6
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.088
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1800%
Equal in Vitamin C - 20.6
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.088

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
5%
Turnip
8%
Cassava
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
38%
Cassava
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Cassava

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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 Turnip Cassava Opinion
Calories 28 160 Cassava
Protein 0.9 1.36 Cassava
Fats 0.1 0.28 Cassava
Vitamin C 21 20.6 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 38.06 Cassava
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.27 Turnip
Calcium 30 16 Turnip
Potassium 191 271 Cassava
Magnesium 11 21 Cassava
Sugars 3.8 1.7 Turnip
Fiber 1.8 1.8
Copper 0.085 0.1 Cassava
Zinc 0.27 0.34 Cassava
Starch
Phosphorus 27 27
Sodium 67 14 Cassava
Vitamin A 0 13 Cassava
Vitamin E 0.03 0.19 Cassava
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.087 Cassava
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.048 Cassava
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.854 Cassava
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.107 Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.088 Turnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 1.9 Cassava
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.074 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.075 Cassava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.048 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 0.019 Cassava
Threonine 0.025 0.028 Cassava
Isoleucine 0.036 0.027 Turnip
Leucine 0.033 0.039 Cassava
Lysine 0.036 0.044 Cassava
Methionine 0.011 0.011
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.026 Cassava
Valine 0.03 0.035 Cassava
Histidine 0.014 0.02 Cassava
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