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Turnip vs Sweet potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sugars (difference - 0.38g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato 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.
Turnip Sweet potato
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium 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
Turnip Sweet potato
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
80
Sweet potato
Mineral Summary Score
9
Turnip
15
Sweet potato

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 +103.3%
Contains more Potassium +76.4%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Copper +77.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.1%
Contains less Sodium -17.9%
Equal in Calcium - 30
Contains more Iron +103.3%
Contains more Potassium +76.4%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Copper +77.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.1%
Contains less Sodium -17.9%
Equal in Calcium - 30

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 +775%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%
Contains more Vitamin C +775%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%

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
9%
Sweet potato
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
20%
Sweet potato
Fats
0%
Turnip
0%
Sweet potato

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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 Sweet potato Opinion
Calories 28 86 Sweet potato
Protein 0.9 1.57 Sweet potato
Fats 0.1 0.05 Turnip
Vitamin C 21 2.4 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 20.12 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.61 Sweet potato
Calcium 30 30
Potassium 191 337 Sweet potato
Magnesium 11 25 Sweet potato
Sugars 3.8 4.18 Sweet potato
Fiber 1.8 3 Sweet potato
Copper 0.085 0.151 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.27 0.3 Sweet potato
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 27 47 Sweet potato
Sodium 67 55 Sweet potato
Vitamin A 0 14187 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.03 0.26 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.078 Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.061 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.557 Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.8 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.209 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 1.8 Sweet potato
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.018 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.001 Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.014 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 0.031 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.025 0.083 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.036 0.055 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.033 0.092 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.036 0.066 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.011 0.029 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.089 Sweet potato
Valine 0.03 0.086 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.014 0.031 Sweet potato
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