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Cardoon vs. Turnip — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cardoon and Turnip?

  • Cardoon is richer in Copper, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium, and Manganese, yet Turnip is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Turnip's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 21% higher.
  • Cardoon has 5 times more Folate than Turnip. Cardoon has 68µg of Folate, while Turnip has 15µg.
  • Turnip contains less Sodium.

We used Cardoon, raw and Turnips, raw types in this comparison.

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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.
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Turnip
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +281.8%
Contains more Potassium +109.4%
Contains more Copper +171.8%
Contains more Manganese +91%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.4%
Contains less Sodium -60.6%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 27% 30% 10% 36% 23% 5% 77% 34% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29% 18% 4%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +281.8%
Contains more Potassium +109.4%
Contains more Copper +171.8%
Contains more Manganese +91%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.4%
Contains less Sodium -60.6%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains more Selenium +250%

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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Turnip
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.9%
Contains more Folate +353.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +950%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 7% 5% 7% 6% 21% 27% 51% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 70% 10% 7% 8% 12% 21% 12% 0% 7% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.9%
Contains more Folate +353.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +950%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Turnip
Contains more Other +61.4%
Contains more Protein +28.6%
Contains more Carbs +58%
Equal in Fats - 0.1
Equal in Water - 91.87
4% 94%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4.07 g
Water: 94 g
Other: 1.13 g
6% 92%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.43 g
Water: 91.87 g
Other: 0.7 g
Contains more Other +61.4%
Contains more Protein +28.6%
Contains more Carbs +58%
Equal in Fats - 0.1
Equal in Water - 91.87

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Turnip
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +200%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +29.3%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.011
16% 26% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.011 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.018 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.041 g
16% 9% 76%
Saturated Fat: 0.011 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.006 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.053 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +200%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +29.3%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.011

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cardoon Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 2.47g 4.63g Turnip
Protein 0.7g 0.9g Turnip
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 4.07g 6.43g Turnip
Calories 17kcal 28kcal Turnip
Sugar 3.8g Cardoon
Fiber 1.6g 1.8g Turnip
Calcium 70mg 30mg Cardoon
Iron 0.7mg 0.3mg Cardoon
Magnesium 42mg 11mg Cardoon
Phosphorus 23mg 27mg Turnip
Potassium 400mg 191mg Cardoon
Sodium 170mg 67mg Turnip
Zinc 0.17mg 0.27mg Turnip
Copper 0.231mg 0.085mg Cardoon
Manganese 0.256mg 0.134mg Cardoon
Selenium 0.2µg 0.7µg Turnip
Vitamin E 0.03mg Turnip
Vitamin C 2mg 21mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.04mg Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.03mg
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.4mg Turnip
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.2mg Cardoon
Vitamin B6 0.116mg 0.09mg Cardoon
Folate 68µg 15µg Cardoon
Choline 11.1mg Turnip
Vitamin K 0.1µg Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009mg Turnip
Threonine 0.025mg Turnip
Isoleucine 0.036mg Turnip
Leucine 0.033mg Turnip
Lysine 0.036mg Turnip
Methionine 0.011mg Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017mg Turnip
Valine 0.03mg Turnip
Histidine 0.014mg Turnip
Saturated Fat 0.011g 0.011g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.018g 0.006g Cardoon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.041g 0.053g Turnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cardoon Turnip
Low Fats diet Equal
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
9%
Cardoon
11%
Turnip
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Cardoon
12%
Turnip

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sodium (difference - 103mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cardoon
Cardoon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cardoon
Cardoon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 73)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cardoon
Cardoon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.011 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Cardoon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169981/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.