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Celery vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Celery and Turnip?

  • Celery is higher in Vitamin K, and Folate, yet Turnip is higher in Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Celery's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 24% more.
  • Celery has 2 times more Folate than Turnip. While Celery has 36µg of Folate, Turnip has only 15µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Celery is lower.

We used Celery, raw and Turnips, raw types 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
Celery
2
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5
Turnip
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.1%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.3%
Contains more Zinc +107.7%
Contains more Copper +142.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 8% 8% 11% 23% 11% 4% 12%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.1%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.3%
Contains more Zinc +107.7%
Contains more Copper +142.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 11

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
Celery
6
:
4
Turnip
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Vitamin K +29200%
Contains more Vitamin C +577.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 27% 6% 0% 11% 6% 14% 6% 15% 18% 27% 0% 74%
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 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Vitamin K +29200%
Contains more Vitamin C +577.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Celery Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 1.37g 4.63g Turnip
Protein 0.69g 0.9g Turnip
Fats 0.17g 0.1g Celery
Carbs 2.97g 6.43g Turnip
Calories 16kcal 28kcal Turnip
Starch 0g g Celery
Fructose 0.37g g Celery
Sugar 1.34g 3.8g Celery
Fiber 1.6g 1.8g Turnip
Calcium 40mg 30mg Celery
Iron 0.2mg 0.3mg Turnip
Magnesium 11mg 11mg
Phosphorus 24mg 27mg Turnip
Potassium 260mg 191mg Celery
Sodium 80mg 67mg Turnip
Zinc 0.13mg 0.27mg Turnip
Copper 0.035mg 0.085mg Turnip
Vitamin A 449IU 0IU Celery
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.03mg Celery
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.1mg 21mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.021mg 0.04mg Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.057mg 0.03mg Celery
Vitamin B3 0.32mg 0.4mg Turnip
Vitamin B5 0.246mg 0.2mg Celery
Vitamin B6 0.074mg 0.09mg Turnip
Folate 36µg 15µg Celery
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 29.3µg 0.1µg Celery
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.009mg
Threonine 0.02mg 0.025mg Turnip
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.036mg Turnip
Leucine 0.032mg 0.033mg Turnip
Lysine 0.027mg 0.036mg Turnip
Methionine 0.005mg 0.011mg Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.02mg 0.017mg Celery
Valine 0.027mg 0.03mg Turnip
Histidine 0.012mg 0.014mg Turnip
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.006g Celery
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 0.053g Celery

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Celery 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
17
Celery
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
11
Celery
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
4%
Celery
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
3%
Celery
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Celery
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.031g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Celery
Celery is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.46g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Celery
Celery is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
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.
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

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. Celery - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169988/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.