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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 Sugar.

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

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.
Ginger 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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Turnip Opinion
Calories 80kcal 28kcal Ginger
Protein 1.82g 0.9g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.1g Ginger
Vitamin C 5mg 21mg Turnip
Net carbs 15.77g 4.63g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 6.43g Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.3mg Ginger
Calcium 16mg 30mg Turnip
Potassium 415mg 191mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 11mg Ginger
Sugar 1.7g 3.8g Ginger
Fiber 2g 1.8g Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.085mg Ginger
Zinc 0.34mg 0.27mg Ginger
Starch g g
Phosphorus 34mg 27mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 67mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.03mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.04mg Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.03mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.4mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.2mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.09mg Ginger
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Folate 11µg 15µg Turnip
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.006g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.053g Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.009mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg 0.025mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.036mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg 0.033mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg 0.036mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg 0.011mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.017mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg 0.03mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.014mg Ginger
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
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 food.
Protein
11%
Ginger
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
6%
Turnip
Fats
3%
Ginger
0%
Turnip

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 is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (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?
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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. 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.