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Garden asparagus vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Garden asparagus and Turnip

  • Garden asparagus has more Vitamin K, Iron, Copper, Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin E , however Turnip is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Garden asparagus covers your daily Vitamin K needs 35% more than Turnip.
  • Turnip contains 38 times less Vitamin E than Garden asparagus. Garden asparagus contains 1.13mg of Vitamin E , while Turnip contains 0.03mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Asparagus, 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
Contains more Iron +613.3%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.6%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +122.4%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Equal in Potassium - 191
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 81% 10% 23% 18% 1% 15% 63%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Contains more Iron +613.3%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.6%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +122.4%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Equal in Potassium - 191

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 E +3666.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +370%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37%
Contains more Folate +246.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +41500%
Contains more Vitamin C +275%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.09
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 23% 0% 19% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 39% 0% 105%
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 +3666.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +370%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37%
Contains more Folate +246.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +41500%
Contains more Vitamin C +275%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.09

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.
Garden asparagus Turnip
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Garden asparagus Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 1.78g 4.63g Turnip
Protein 2.2g 0.9g Garden asparagus
Fats 0.12g 0.1g Garden asparagus
Carbs 3.88g 6.43g Turnip
Calories 20kcal 28kcal Turnip
Starch g g
Fructose 1g g Garden asparagus
Sugar 1.88g 3.8g Garden asparagus
Fiber 2.1g 1.8g Garden asparagus
Calcium 24mg 30mg Turnip
Iron 2.14mg 0.3mg Garden asparagus
Magnesium 14mg 11mg Garden asparagus
Phosphorus 52mg 27mg Garden asparagus
Potassium 202mg 191mg Garden asparagus
Sodium 2mg 67mg Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.54mg 0.27mg Garden asparagus
Copper 0.189mg 0.085mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 756IU 0IU Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 1.13mg 0.03mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.6mg 21mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.04mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.141mg 0.03mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.978mg 0.4mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.274mg 0.2mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B6 0.091mg 0.09mg Garden asparagus
Folate 52µg 15µg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 41.6µg 0.1µg Garden asparagus
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.009mg Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.084mg 0.025mg Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.075mg 0.036mg Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.128mg 0.033mg Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.104mg 0.036mg Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.031mg 0.011mg Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.075mg 0.017mg Garden asparagus
Valine 0.115mg 0.03mg Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.049mg 0.014mg Garden asparagus
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.006g Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.053g Turnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Garden asparagus 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
29
Garden asparagus
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
27
Garden asparagus
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
13%
Garden asparagus
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
4%
Garden asparagus
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Garden asparagus
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus 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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/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.