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Broccoli vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Broccoli and Turnip

  • Turnip contains less Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Iron than Broccoli.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Broccoli is 85% higher.
  • Turnip has 26 times less Vitamin E than Broccoli. Broccoli has 0.78mg of Vitamin E , while Turnip has 0.03mg.

Food types used in this article are Broccoli, 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 +143.3%
Contains more Calcium +56.7%
Contains more Potassium +65.4%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Zinc +51.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.4%
Contains less Sodium -50.7%
Contains more Copper +73.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Contains more Iron +143.3%
Contains more Calcium +56.7%
Contains more Potassium +65.4%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Zinc +51.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.4%
Contains less Sodium -50.7%
Contains more Copper +73.5%

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 C +324.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +186.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +101500%
Contains more Folate +320%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 70% 0% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 12% 21% 0% 1% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +324.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +186.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +101500%
Contains more Folate +320%

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
65
Broccoli
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
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
17%
Broccoli
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
6%
Turnip
Fats
2%
Broccoli
0%
Turnip

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.
Broccoli Turnip
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Broccoli Turnip
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Turnip Opinion
Calories 34 28 Broccoli
Protein 2.82 0.9 Broccoli
Fats 0.37 0.1 Broccoli
Vitamin C 89.2 21 Broccoli
Net carbs 4.039999961853027 4.630000114440918 Turnip
Carbs 6.64 6.43 Broccoli
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.3 Broccoli
Calcium 47 30 Broccoli
Potassium 316 191 Broccoli
Magnesium 21 11 Broccoli
Sugar 1.7 3.8 Broccoli
Fiber 2.6 1.8 Broccoli
Copper 0.049 0.085 Turnip
Zinc 0.41 0.27 Broccoli
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 66 27 Broccoli
Sodium 33 67 Broccoli
Vitamin A 623 0 Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78 0.03 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.04 Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117 0.03 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639 0.4 Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573 0.2 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175 0.09 Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 101.6 0.1 Broccoli
Folate 63 15 Broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.011 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.006 Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038 0.053 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.033 0.009 Broccoli
Threonine 0.088 0.025 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079 0.036 Broccoli
Leucine 0.129 0.033 Broccoli
Lysine 0.135 0.036 Broccoli
Methionine 0.038 0.011 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117 0.017 Broccoli
Valine 0.125 0.03 Broccoli
Histidine 0.059 0.014 Broccoli
Fructose 0.68 Broccoli

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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.