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Beetroot vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Beetroot and Turnip

  • Beetroot has more Folate, Manganese, and Iron, however Turnip has more Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Beetroot is 24% higher.
  • Turnip has 3 times less Iron than Beetroot. Beetroot has 0.8mg of Iron, while Turnip has 0.3mg.
  • Turnip is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Beets, raw and Turnips, raw.

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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
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.1%
Contains more Potassium +70.2%
Contains more Zinc +29.6%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains less Sodium -14.1%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.1%
Contains more Potassium +70.2%
Contains more Zinc +29.6%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains less Sodium -14.1%
Contains more Copper +13.3%

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
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Turnip
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Folate +626.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 70% 10% 7% 8% 12% 21% 12% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Folate +626.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beetroot Turnip
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 4.63g Beetroot
Protein 1.61g 0.9g Beetroot
Fats 0.17g 0.1g Beetroot
Carbs 9.56g 6.43g Beetroot
Calories 43kcal 28kcal Beetroot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.76g 3.8g Turnip
Fiber 2.8g 1.8g Beetroot
Calcium 16mg 30mg Turnip
Iron 0.8mg 0.3mg Beetroot
Magnesium 23mg 11mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 40mg 27mg Beetroot
Potassium 325mg 191mg Beetroot
Sodium 78mg 67mg Turnip
Zinc 0.35mg 0.27mg Beetroot
Copper 0.075mg 0.085mg Turnip
Vitamin A 33IU 0IU Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.03mg Beetroot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 21mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.04mg Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.03mg Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 0.4mg Turnip
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.2mg Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.09mg Turnip
Folate 109µg 15µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg 0.1µg Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.009mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg 0.025mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg 0.036mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.068mg 0.033mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.058mg 0.036mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg 0.011mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg 0.017mg Beetroot
Valine 0.056mg 0.03mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.021mg 0.014mg Beetroot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.006g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.053g Beetroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beetroot Turnip
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Beetroot
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
13
Turnip

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 food.
Protein
10%
Beetroot
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Beetroot
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/nutrients
  2. Turnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170465/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.