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Chinese cabbage vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chinese cabbage and Turnip

  • Chinese cabbage has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Vitamin B6, Calcium, and Iron, however Turnip is richer in Copper.
  • Chinese cabbage covers your daily Vitamin K needs 38% more than Turnip.
  • Turnip has 10000000 times less Vitamin A RAE than Chinese cabbage. Chinese cabbage has 223µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Turnip has 0µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), 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 +250%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +72.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains more Zinc +42.1%
Contains more Copper +304.8%
Equal in Sodium - 67
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +72.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains more Zinc +42.1%
Contains more Copper +304.8%
Equal in Sodium - 67

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 +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.6%
Contains more Folate +340%
Contains more Vitamin K +45400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +127.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 269% 2% 0% 150% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 50% 0% 114%
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 +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.6%
Contains more Folate +340%
Contains more Vitamin K +45400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +127.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04

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.
Chinese cabbage 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 vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 4.63g Turnip
Protein 1.5g 0.9g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Chinese cabbage
Carbs 2.18g 6.43g Turnip
Calories 13kcal 28kcal Turnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.18g 3.8g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1g 1.8g Turnip
Calcium 105mg 30mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.3mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19mg 11mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 37mg 27mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 252mg 191mg Chinese cabbage
Sodium 65mg 67mg Chinese cabbage
Zinc 0.19mg 0.27mg Turnip
Copper 0.021mg 0.085mg Turnip
Vitamin A 4468IU 0IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.03mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 45mg 21mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.04mg
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.03mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.4mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.088mg 0.2mg Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.194mg 0.09mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 66µg 15µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 45.5µg 0.1µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.009mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049mg 0.025mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085mg 0.036mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg 0.033mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089mg 0.036mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009mg 0.011mg Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.044mg 0.017mg Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066mg 0.03mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026mg 0.014mg Chinese cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.006g Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g 0.053g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese cabbage 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
56
Chinese cabbage
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
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
9%
Chinese cabbage
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary

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 - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.62g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Chinese cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170390/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.