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Fennel vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Fennel and Turnip

  • Fennel has more Vitamin K, Potassium, Iron, and Fiber, while Turnip has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin A.
  • Fennel's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 52% higher.
  • Turnip contains 19 times less Vitamin E than Fennel. Fennel contains 0.58mg of Vitamin E , while Turnip contains 0.03mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Fennel, bulb, 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
Fennel
6
:
2
Turnip
Contains more Iron +143.3%
Contains more Calcium +63.3%
Contains more Potassium +116.8%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.2%
Contains less Sodium -22.4%
Contains more Copper +28.8%
Contains more Zinc +35%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Contains more Iron +143.3%
Contains more Calcium +63.3%
Contains more Potassium +116.8%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.2%
Contains less Sodium -22.4%
Contains more Copper +28.8%
Contains more Zinc +35%

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
Fennel
7
:
3
Turnip
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16%
Contains more Vitamin K +62700%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 40% 58% 12% 0% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 0% 157% 21%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16%
Contains more Vitamin K +62700%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03

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
28
Fennel
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
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
7%
Fennel
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Fennel
0%
Turnip

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

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Fennel 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 Sugar?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.13g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.079g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fennel
Fennel contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fennel
Fennel 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Turnip Opinion
Calories 31 28 Fennel
Protein 1.24 0.9 Fennel
Fats 0.2 0.1 Fennel
Vitamin C 12 21 Turnip
Net carbs 4.199999809265137 4.630000114440918 Turnip
Carbs 7.3 6.43 Fennel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.3 Fennel
Calcium 49 30 Fennel
Potassium 414 191 Fennel
Magnesium 17 11 Fennel
Sugar 3.93 3.8 Turnip
Fiber 3.1 1.8 Fennel
Copper 0.066 0.085 Turnip
Zinc 0.2 0.27 Turnip
Starch
Phosphorus 50 27 Fennel
Sodium 52 67 Fennel
Vitamin A 963 0 Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58 0.03 Fennel
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.01 0.04 Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.03 Fennel
Vitamin B3 0.64 0.4 Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232 0.2 Fennel
Vitamin B6 0.047 0.09 Turnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 62.8 0.1 Fennel
Folate 27 15 Fennel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.09 0.011 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068 0.006 Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169 0.053 Fennel
Tryptophan 0.009 Turnip
Threonine 0.025 Turnip
Isoleucine 0.036 Turnip
Leucine 0.033 Turnip
Lysine 0.036 Turnip
Methionine 0.011 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017 Turnip
Valine 0.03 Turnip
Histidine 0.014 Turnip
Fructose

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. Fennel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169385/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.