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Cucumber vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cucumber and Turnip different?

  • Cucumber is higher in Vitamin K, however Turnip is richer in Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Turnip is 20% higher.
  • Cucumber contains 164 times more Vitamin K than Turnip. While Cucumber contains 16.4µg of Vitamin K, Turnip contains only 0.1µg.
  • Cucumber has less Sugar.

Cucumber, with peel, raw and Turnips, raw are the varieties 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
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +29.9%
Contains more Zinc +35%
Contains more Copper +107.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.3
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +29.9%
Contains more Zinc +35%
Contains more Copper +107.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.3

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 B5 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +16300%
Contains more Vitamin C +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.03
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 Vitamin K 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 41%
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 B5 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +16300%
Contains more Vitamin C +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.03
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 4.63g Turnip
Protein 0.65g 0.9g Turnip
Fats 0.11g 0.1g Cucumber
Carbs 3.63g 6.43g Turnip
Calories 15kcal 28kcal Turnip
Starch 0.83g g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g 3.8g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 1.8g Turnip
Calcium 16mg 30mg Turnip
Iron 0.28mg 0.3mg Turnip
Magnesium 13mg 11mg Cucumber
Phosphorus 24mg 27mg Turnip
Potassium 147mg 191mg Turnip
Sodium 2mg 67mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.27mg Turnip
Copper 0.041mg 0.085mg Turnip
Vitamin A 105IU 0IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.03mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg 21mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.04mg Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.03mg Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.4mg Turnip
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.2mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.09mg Turnip
Folate 7µg 15µg Turnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg 0.1µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.009mg Turnip
Threonine 0.019mg 0.025mg Turnip
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.036mg Turnip
Leucine 0.029mg 0.033mg Turnip
Lysine 0.029mg 0.036mg Turnip
Methionine 0.006mg 0.011mg Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.017mg Cucumber
Valine 0.022mg 0.03mg Turnip
Histidine 0.01mg 0.014mg Turnip
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.006g Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.053g Turnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cucumber 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
9
Cucumber
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
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%
Cucumber
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Cucumber
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary

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 richer in minerals?
Turnip
Turnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 52)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.