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Garlic vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Garlic and Turnip different?

  • Garlic has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, and Zinc than Turnip.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Garlic is 88% higher.
  • Garlic contains 20 times more Selenium than Turnip. While Garlic contains 14.2µg of Selenium, Turnip contains only 0.7µg.

Garlic, 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
Garlic
8
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0
Turnip
Contains more Calcium +503.3%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +466.7%
Contains more Potassium +109.9%
Contains less Sodium -74.6%
Contains more Zinc +329.6%
Contains more Copper +251.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 55% 64% 18% 66% 36% 3% 32% 100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Contains more Calcium +503.3%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +466.7%
Contains more Potassium +109.9%
Contains less Sodium -74.6%
Contains more Zinc +329.6%
Contains more Copper +251.8%

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
Garlic
9
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1
Turnip
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +48.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +198%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1272.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1600%
Contains more Folate +400%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 105% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 3% 0% 5%
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 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +48.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +198%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1272.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1600%
Contains more Folate +400%

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.
Garlic 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 Garlic Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 30.96g 4.63g Garlic
Protein 6.36g 0.9g Garlic
Fats 0.5g 0.1g Garlic
Carbs 33.06g 6.43g Garlic
Calories 149kcal 28kcal Garlic
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1g 3.8g Garlic
Fiber 2.1g 1.8g Garlic
Calcium 181mg 30mg Garlic
Iron 1.7mg 0.3mg Garlic
Magnesium 25mg 11mg Garlic
Phosphorus 153mg 27mg Garlic
Potassium 401mg 191mg Garlic
Sodium 17mg 67mg Garlic
Zinc 1.16mg 0.27mg Garlic
Copper 0.299mg 0.085mg Garlic
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Garlic
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.03mg Garlic
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.2mg 21mg Garlic
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.04mg Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.03mg Garlic
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.4mg Garlic
Vitamin B5 0.596mg 0.2mg Garlic
Vitamin B6 1.235mg 0.09mg Garlic
Folate 3µg 15µg Turnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 0.1µg Garlic
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.009mg Garlic
Threonine 0.157mg 0.025mg Garlic
Isoleucine 0.217mg 0.036mg Garlic
Leucine 0.308mg 0.033mg Garlic
Lysine 0.273mg 0.036mg Garlic
Methionine 0.076mg 0.011mg Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.183mg 0.017mg Garlic
Valine 0.291mg 0.03mg Garlic
Histidine 0.113mg 0.014mg Garlic
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.006g Garlic
Polyunsaturated fat 0.249g 0.053g Garlic

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Garlic 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
43
Garlic
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
46
Garlic
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
38%
Garlic
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
33%
Garlic
6%
Turnip
Fats
2%
Garlic
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.078g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garlic
Garlic contains less Sodium (difference - 50mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garlic
Garlic 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. Garlic - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169230/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.