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

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
:
1
Turnip
Contains more Vitamin C +48.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 105% 1% 2% 0% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 0% 5% 3%
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 C +48.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
38%
Garlic
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
33%
Garlic
6%
Turnip
Fats
2%
Garlic
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Garlic 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 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 contains less Sugars?
Garlic
Garlic contains less Sugars (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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Garlic Turnip Opinion
Calories 149 28 Garlic
Protein 6.36 0.9 Garlic
Fats 0.5 0.1 Garlic
Vitamin C 31.2 21 Garlic
Carbs 33.06 6.43 Garlic
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.7 0.3 Garlic
Calcium 181 30 Garlic
Potassium 401 191 Garlic
Magnesium 25 11 Garlic
Sugars 1 3.8 Garlic
Fiber 2.1 1.8 Garlic
Copper 0.299 0.085 Garlic
Zinc 1.16 0.27 Garlic
Starch
Phosphorus 153 27 Garlic
Sodium 17 67 Garlic
Vitamin A 9 0 Garlic
Vitamin E 0.08 0.03 Garlic
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.04 Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.03 Garlic
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.4 Garlic
Vitamin B5 0.596 0.2 Garlic
Vitamin B6 1.235 0.09 Garlic
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0.1 Garlic
Folate 3 15 Turnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.011 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.006 Garlic
Polyunsaturated fat 0.249 0.053 Garlic
Tryptophan 0.066 0.009 Garlic
Threonine 0.157 0.025 Garlic
Isoleucine 0.217 0.036 Garlic
Leucine 0.308 0.033 Garlic
Lysine 0.273 0.036 Garlic
Methionine 0.076 0.011 Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.183 0.017 Garlic
Valine 0.291 0.03 Garlic
Histidine 0.113 0.014 Garlic
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 of 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.