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Turnip vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sugars (difference - 1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 57mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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 Parsnip
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Turnip Parsnip
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
22
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
9
Turnip
16
Parsnip

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
0
:
Contains more Iron +96.7%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +96.3%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Copper +41.2%
Contains more Zinc +118.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +163%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Contains more Iron +96.7%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +96.3%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Copper +41.2%
Contains more Zinc +118.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +163%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%

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
Turnip
1
:
Contains more Vitamin C +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +4866.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +22400%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.09
Contains more Vitamin C +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +4866.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +22400%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.09

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%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
18%
Parsnip
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Parsnip

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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 Parsnip Opinion
Calories 28 75 Parsnip
Protein 0.9 1.2 Parsnip
Fats 0.1 0.3 Parsnip
Vitamin C 21 17 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 17.99 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.59 Parsnip
Calcium 30 36 Parsnip
Potassium 191 375 Parsnip
Magnesium 11 29 Parsnip
Sugars 3.8 4.8 Parsnip
Fiber 1.8 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.085 0.12 Parsnip
Zinc 0.27 0.59 Parsnip
Starch
Phosphorus 27 71 Parsnip
Sodium 67 10 Parsnip
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.03 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.05 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.7 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.6 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.09
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 22.5 Parsnip
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.05 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.112 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.047 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 Turnip
Threonine 0.025 Turnip
Isoleucine 0.036 Turnip
Leucine 0.033 Turnip
Lysine 0.036 Turnip
Methionine 0.011 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017 Turnip
Valine 0.03 Turnip
Histidine 0.014 Turnip
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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