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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, Folate, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Iron, however Turnip is richer in Vitamin A and Copper.
  • Chinese cabbage covers your daily Vitamin K needs 38% more than Turnip.
  • Turnip has 4 times less Folate than Chinese cabbage. Chinese cabbage has 66µg of Folate, while Turnip has 15µg.

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
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Turnip
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains more Magnesium +72.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37%
Contains more Copper +304.8%
Contains more Zinc +42.1%
Equal in Sodium - 67
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 32% 23% 14% 7% 6% 16% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains more Magnesium +72.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37%
Contains more Copper +304.8%
Contains more Zinc +42.1%
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 C +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +45400%
Contains more Folate +340%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +127.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 150% 269% 2% 0% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 0% 114% 50%
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 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +45400%
Contains more Folate +340%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +127.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
9%
Chinese cabbage
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese cabbage 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 - 0.016g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chinese cabbage Turnip Opinion
Calories 13 28 Turnip
Protein 1.5 0.9 Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2 0.1 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin C 45 21 Chinese cabbage
Carbs 2.18 6.43 Turnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.3 Chinese cabbage
Calcium 105 30 Chinese cabbage
Potassium 252 191 Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19 11 Chinese cabbage
Sugars 1.18 3.8 Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1 1.8 Turnip
Copper 0.021 0.085 Turnip
Zinc 0.19 0.27 Turnip
Starch
Phosphorus 37 27 Chinese cabbage
Sodium 65 67 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin A 4468 0 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09 0.03 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.04
Vitamin B2 0.07 0.03 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5 0.4 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.088 0.2 Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.194 0.09 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 45.5 0.1 Chinese cabbage
Folate 66 15 Chinese cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.011 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015 0.006 Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096 0.053 Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015 0.009 Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049 0.025 Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085 0.036 Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088 0.033 Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089 0.036 Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009 0.011 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.044 0.017 Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066 0.03 Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026 0.014 Chinese cabbage
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.