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Broccoli vs. Turnip greens — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Broccoli and Turnip greens different?

  • Broccoli is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus, however, Turnip greens is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Copper, Folate, Calcium, Vitamin E , and Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Turnip greens is 222% higher.
  • Broccoli contains 3 times more Vitamin C than Turnip greens. While Broccoli contains 89.2mg of Vitamin C, Turnip greens contains only 27.4mg.

Broccoli, raw and Turnip greens, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt are the varieties used in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Phosphorus +127.6%
Contains more Potassium +55.7%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%
Contains more Selenium +177.8%
Contains more Calcium +191.5%
Contains less Sodium -12.1%
Contains more Copper +416.3%
Contains more Manganese +60.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17% 28% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 42% 30% 16% 13% 18% 4% 4% 85% 44% 5%
Contains more Phosphorus +127.6%
Contains more Potassium +55.7%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%
Contains more Selenium +177.8%
Contains more Calcium +191.5%
Contains less Sodium -12.1%
Contains more Copper +416.3%
Contains more Manganese +60.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Magnesium - 22

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin C +225.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109.1%
Contains more Choline +6133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1123.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +141%
Contains more Folate +87.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +261.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.18
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 11% 254%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 458% 38% 0% 92% 12% 17% 8% 17% 42% 89% 0% 1% 920%
Contains more Vitamin C +225.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109.1%
Contains more Choline +6133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1123.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +141%
Contains more Folate +87.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +261.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.18

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +147.4%
Contains more Fats +60.9%
Contains more Carbs +52.3%
Contains more Other +23%
Equal in Water - 93.2
3% 7% 89%
Protein: 2.82 g
Fats: 0.37 g
Carbs: 6.64 g
Water: 89.3 g
Other: 0.87 g
4% 93%
Protein: 1.14 g
Fats: 0.23 g
Carbs: 4.36 g
Water: 93.2 g
Other: 1.07 g
Contains more Protein +147.4%
Contains more Fats +60.9%
Contains more Carbs +52.3%
Contains more Other +23%
Equal in Water - 93.2

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -26.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +36.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +139.5%
44% 13% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.038 g
33% 9% 57%
Saturated Fat: 0.053 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.015 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.091 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -26.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +36.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +139.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Broccoli Turnip greens
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Turnip greens Opinion
Net carbs 4.04g 0.86g Broccoli
Protein 2.82g 1.14g Broccoli
Fats 0.37g 0.23g Broccoli
Carbs 6.64g 4.36g Broccoli
Calories 34kcal 20kcal Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g Broccoli
Sugar 1.7g 0.53g Turnip greens
Fiber 2.6g 3.5g Turnip greens
Calcium 47mg 137mg Turnip greens
Iron 0.73mg 0.8mg Turnip greens
Magnesium 21mg 22mg Turnip greens
Phosphorus 66mg 29mg Broccoli
Potassium 316mg 203mg Broccoli
Sodium 33mg 29mg Turnip greens
Zinc 0.41mg 0.14mg Broccoli
Copper 0.049mg 0.253mg Turnip greens
Manganese 0.21mg 0.337mg Turnip greens
Selenium 2.5µg 0.9µg Broccoli
Vitamin A 623IU 7625IU Turnip greens
Vitamin A RAE 31µg 381µg Turnip greens
Vitamin E 0.78mg 1.88mg Turnip greens
Vitamin C 89.2mg 27.4mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.045mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.072mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.411mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.274mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.18mg Turnip greens
Folate 63µg 118µg Turnip greens
Choline 18.7mg 0.3mg Broccoli
Vitamin K 101.6µg 367.6µg Turnip greens
Tryptophan 0.033mg 0.02mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg 0.063mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.059mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg 0.105mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg 0.074mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg 0.026mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg 0.07mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg 0.078mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg 0.028mg Broccoli
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.053g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.015g Turnip greens
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.091g Turnip greens

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broccoli Turnip greens
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
61%
Broccoli
130%
Turnip greens
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Broccoli
26%
Turnip greens

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turnip greens
Turnip greens is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turnip greens
Turnip greens contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turnip greens
Turnip greens is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip greens
Turnip greens is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/nutrients
  2. Turnip greens - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170466/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.