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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, Vitamin A RAE, and Fiber, while Turnip has more Vitamin C.
  • Fennel's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 52% higher.
  • Turnip contains 10000000 times less Vitamin A RAE than Fennel. Fennel contains 48µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Turnip contains 0µg.

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 Calcium +63.3%
Contains more Iron +143.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.2%
Contains more Potassium +116.8%
Contains less Sodium -22.4%
Contains more Zinc +35%
Contains more Copper +28.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Contains more Calcium +63.3%
Contains more Iron +143.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.2%
Contains more Potassium +116.8%
Contains less Sodium -22.4%
Contains more Zinc +35%
Contains more Copper +28.8%

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 Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +62700%
Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.5%
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 58% 12% 0% 40% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 21% 0% 157%
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 +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +62700%
Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.5%
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.
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 4.2g 4.63g Turnip
Protein 1.24g 0.9g Fennel
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Fennel
Carbs 7.3g 6.43g Fennel
Calories 31kcal 28kcal Fennel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.93g 3.8g Turnip
Fiber 3.1g 1.8g Fennel
Calcium 49mg 30mg Fennel
Iron 0.73mg 0.3mg Fennel
Magnesium 17mg 11mg Fennel
Phosphorus 50mg 27mg Fennel
Potassium 414mg 191mg Fennel
Sodium 52mg 67mg Fennel
Zinc 0.2mg 0.27mg Turnip
Copper 0.066mg 0.085mg Turnip
Vitamin A 963IU 0IU Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58mg 0.03mg Fennel
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12mg 21mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.04mg Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.03mg Fennel
Vitamin B3 0.64mg 0.4mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232mg 0.2mg Fennel
Vitamin B6 0.047mg 0.09mg Turnip
Folate 27µg 15µg Fennel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 62.8µg 0.1µg Fennel
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Turnip
Threonine mg 0.025mg Turnip
Isoleucine mg 0.036mg Turnip
Leucine mg 0.033mg Turnip
Lysine mg 0.036mg Turnip
Methionine mg 0.011mg Turnip
Phenylalanine mg 0.017mg Turnip
Valine mg 0.03mg Turnip
Histidine mg 0.014mg Turnip
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068g 0.006g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 0.053g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fennel 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
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

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.

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.