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Brussels sprout vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Brussels sprout and Turnip

  • Turnip has less Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Phosphorus, and Potassium.
  • Brussels sprout's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 147% more.
  • Brussels sprout has 5 times more Iron than Turnip. Brussels sprout has 1.4mg of Iron, while Turnip has 0.3mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Brussels sprouts, 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 +40%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.6%
Contains more Potassium +103.7%
Contains less Sodium -62.7%
Contains more Zinc +55.6%
Contains more Copper +21.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.6%
Contains more Potassium +103.7%
Contains less Sodium -62.7%
Contains more Zinc +55.6%
Contains more Copper +21.4%

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 +2833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +304.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +247.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.3%
Contains more Folate +306.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +176900%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 443%
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 +2833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +304.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +247.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.3%
Contains more Folate +306.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +176900%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 4.63g Brussels sprout
Protein 3.38g 0.9g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3g 0.1g Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95g 6.43g Brussels sprout
Calories 43kcal 28kcal Brussels sprout
Starch g g
Fructose 0.93g g Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2g 3.8g Brussels sprout
Fiber 3.8g 1.8g Brussels sprout
Calcium 42mg 30mg Brussels sprout
Iron 1.4mg 0.3mg Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23mg 11mg Brussels sprout
Phosphorus 69mg 27mg Brussels sprout
Potassium 389mg 191mg Brussels sprout
Sodium 25mg 67mg Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.42mg 0.27mg Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07mg 0.085mg Turnip
Vitamin A 754IU 0IU Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88mg 0.03mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 85mg 21mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.04mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.03mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 0.4mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.2mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.09mg Brussels sprout
Folate 61µg 15µg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 177µg 0.1µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.009mg Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12mg 0.025mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132mg 0.036mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152mg 0.033mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154mg 0.036mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032mg 0.011mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098mg 0.017mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155mg 0.03mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076mg 0.014mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.062g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.006g Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153g 0.053g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Brussels sprout 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
81
Brussels sprout
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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
20%
Brussels sprout
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.051g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in glycemic index (difference - 73)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout 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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.