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Turnip vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sugars (difference - 0.44g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.031g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turnip
Turnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 63mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
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.
Turnip Onion
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index 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
Turnip Onion
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
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
6
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
9
Turnip
6
Onion

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
6
:
2
Onion
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +30.4%
Contains more Potassium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +117.9%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Phosphorus - 29
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +30.4%
Contains more Potassium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +117.9%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Phosphorus - 29

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
5
:
4
Onion
Contains more Vitamin C +183.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +244.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027
Contains more Vitamin C +183.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +244.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027

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
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
9%
Onion
Fats
0%
Turnip
0%
Onion

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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 Onion Opinion
Calories 28 40 Onion
Protein 0.9 1.1 Onion
Fats 0.1 0.1
Vitamin C 21 7.4 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 9.34 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.21 Turnip
Calcium 30 23 Turnip
Potassium 191 146 Turnip
Magnesium 11 10 Turnip
Sugars 3.8 4.24 Onion
Fiber 1.8 1.7 Turnip
Copper 0.085 0.039 Turnip
Zinc 0.27 0.17 Turnip
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 27 29 Onion
Sodium 67 4 Onion
Vitamin A 0 2 Onion
Vitamin E 0.03 0.02 Turnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.046 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.027 Turnip
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.116 Turnip
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.123 Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.12 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.4 Onion
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.042 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.013 Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.017 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.025 0.021 Turnip
Isoleucine 0.036 0.014 Turnip
Leucine 0.033 0.025 Turnip
Lysine 0.036 0.039 Onion
Methionine 0.011 0.002 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.025 Onion
Valine 0.03 0.021 Turnip
Histidine 0.014 0.014
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