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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 Calcium +56.7%
Contains more Iron +143.3%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.4%
Contains more Potassium +65.4%
Contains less Sodium -50.7%
Contains more Zinc +51.9%
Contains more Copper +73.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Contains more Calcium +56.7%
Contains more Iron +143.3%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.4%
Contains more Potassium +65.4%
Contains less Sodium -50.7%
Contains more Zinc +51.9%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2500%
Contains more Vitamin C +324.8%
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 Folate +320%
Contains more Vitamin K +101500%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
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 +2500%
Contains more Vitamin C +324.8%
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 Folate +320%
Contains more Vitamin K +101500%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 4.04g 4.63g Turnip
Protein 2.82g 0.9g Broccoli
Fats 0.37g 0.1g Broccoli
Carbs 6.64g 6.43g Broccoli
Calories 34kcal 28kcal Broccoli
Starch 0g g Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g g Broccoli
Sugar 1.7g 3.8g Broccoli
Fiber 2.6g 1.8g Broccoli
Calcium 47mg 30mg Broccoli
Iron 0.73mg 0.3mg Broccoli
Magnesium 21mg 11mg Broccoli
Phosphorus 66mg 27mg Broccoli
Potassium 316mg 191mg Broccoli
Sodium 33mg 67mg Broccoli
Zinc 0.41mg 0.27mg Broccoli
Copper 0.049mg 0.085mg Turnip
Vitamin A 623IU 0IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78mg 0.03mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 89.2mg 21mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.04mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.03mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.4mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.09mg Broccoli
Folate 63µg 15µg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 101.6µg 0.1µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg 0.009mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg 0.025mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.036mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg 0.033mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg 0.036mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg 0.011mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg 0.017mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg 0.03mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg 0.014mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.006g Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.053g Turnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broccoli 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
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

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)

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.