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Carrot vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carrot and Turnip different?

  • Carrot is richer in Vitamin K, while Turnip is higher in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin C.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 93% more than Turnip.
  • Carrot contains 132 times more Vitamin K than Turnip. Carrot contains 13.2µg of Vitamin K, while Turnip contains 0.1µg.

Carrots, raw and Turnips, raw types were 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Carrot
4
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3
Turnip
Contains more Phosphorus +29.6%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Zinc +12.5%
Contains more Copper +88.9%
Equal in Calcium - 30
Equal in Iron - 0.3
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Sodium - 67
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.6%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Zinc +12.5%
Contains more Copper +88.9%
Equal in Calcium - 30
Equal in Iron - 0.3
Equal in Magnesium - 11
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
Carrot
9
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1
Turnip
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Folate +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +13100%
Contains more Vitamin C +255.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 33%
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 +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Folate +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +13100%
Contains more Vitamin C +255.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 6.78g 4.63g Carrot
Protein 0.93g 0.9g Carrot
Fats 0.24g 0.1g Carrot
Carbs 9.58g 6.43g Carrot
Calories 41kcal 28kcal Carrot
Starch 1.43g g Carrot
Fructose 0.55g g Carrot
Sugar 4.74g 3.8g Turnip
Fiber 2.8g 1.8g Carrot
Calcium 33mg 30mg Carrot
Iron 0.3mg 0.3mg
Magnesium 12mg 11mg Carrot
Phosphorus 35mg 27mg Carrot
Potassium 320mg 191mg Carrot
Sodium 69mg 67mg Turnip
Zinc 0.24mg 0.27mg Turnip
Copper 0.045mg 0.085mg Turnip
Vitamin A 16706IU 0IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg 0.03mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.9mg 21mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.04mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.03mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0.4mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.2mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.09mg Carrot
Folate 19µg 15µg Carrot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.2µg 0.1µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.009mg Carrot
Threonine 0.191mg 0.025mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.036mg Carrot
Leucine 0.102mg 0.033mg Carrot
Lysine 0.101mg 0.036mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg 0.011mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.017mg Carrot
Valine 0.069mg 0.03mg Carrot
Histidine 0.04mg 0.014mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.006g Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.053g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carrot 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
98
Carrot
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
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
6%
Carrot
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Carrot
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.94g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.026g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot 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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.