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Ginger vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Ginger and Turnip

  • Ginger has more Copper, Magnesium, Potassium and Vitamin B6, however Turnip is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Turnip covers your daily Vitamin C needs 18% more than Ginger.
  • Turnip has 4 times less Magnesium than Ginger. Ginger has 43mg of Magnesium, while Turnip has 11mg.
  • Ginger contains less Sugars.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Ginger root, 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
Ginger
7
:
1
Turnip
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +117.3%
Contains more Magnesium +290.9%
Contains more Copper +165.9%
Contains more Zinc +25.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +117.3%
Contains more Magnesium +290.9%
Contains more Copper +165.9%
Contains more Zinc +25.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%

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
Ginger
5
:
3
Turnip
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +320%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.2
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
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 E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +320%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.2
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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
9
Ginger
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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
11%
Ginger
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
6%
Turnip
Fats
3%
Ginger
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.
Ginger 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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Ginger 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 - 0.192g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sugars (difference - 2.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 54mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Ginger Turnip Opinion
Calories 80 28 Ginger
Protein 1.82 0.9 Ginger
Fats 0.75 0.1 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 21 Turnip
Carbs 17.77 6.43 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.3 Ginger
Calcium 16 30 Turnip
Potassium 415 191 Ginger
Magnesium 43 11 Ginger
Sugars 1.7 3.8 Ginger
Fiber 2 1.8 Ginger
Copper 0.226 0.085 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.27 Ginger
Starch
Phosphorus 34 27 Ginger
Sodium 13 67 Ginger
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.26 0.03 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.04 Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.03 Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.4 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.2 Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.09 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folate 11 15 Turnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.011 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.006 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.053 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 0.009 Ginger
Threonine 0.036 0.025 Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051 0.036 Ginger
Leucine 0.074 0.033 Ginger
Lysine 0.057 0.036 Ginger
Methionine 0.013 0.011 Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045 0.017 Ginger
Valine 0.073 0.03 Ginger
Histidine 0.03 0.014 Ginger
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.