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Rutabagas vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Rutabagas and Turnip different?

  • Turnip has more Copper than Rutabagas.
  • Rutabagas contain 2 times more Phosphorus than Turnip. While Rutabagas contain 53mg of Phosphorus, Turnip contains only 27mg.

Rutabagas, 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
Contains more Iron +46.7%
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Potassium +59.7%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.3%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Contains more Copper +165.6%
Contains more Zinc +12.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 13% 27% 15% 11% 7% 23% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Contains more Iron +46.7%
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Potassium +59.7%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.3%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Contains more Copper +165.6%
Contains more Zinc +12.5%

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
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Turnip
Contains more Vitamin C +19%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.09
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 84% 1% 6% 0% 23% 10% 14% 10% 24% 0% 1% 16%
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 +19%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25%
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.
Rutabagas Turnip
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rutabagas Turnip Opinion
Calories 37kcal 28kcal Rutabagas
Protein 1.08g 0.9g Rutabagas
Fats 0.16g 0.1g Rutabagas
Vitamin C 25mg 21mg Rutabagas
Net carbs 6.32g 4.63g Rutabagas
Carbs 8.62g 6.43g Rutabagas
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.44mg 0.3mg Rutabagas
Calcium 43mg 30mg Rutabagas
Potassium 305mg 191mg Rutabagas
Magnesium 20mg 11mg Rutabagas
Sugar 4.46g 3.8g Turnip
Fiber 2.3g 1.8g Rutabagas
Copper 0.032mg 0.085mg Turnip
Zinc 0.24mg 0.27mg Turnip
Starch 0.4g g Rutabagas
Phosphorus 53mg 27mg Rutabagas
Sodium 12mg 67mg Rutabagas
Vitamin A 2IU 0IU Rutabagas
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.03mg Rutabagas
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.04mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.03mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.4mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B5 0.16mg 0.2mg Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.09mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.1µg Rutabagas
Folate 21µg 15µg Rutabagas
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.025g 0.006g Rutabagas
Polyunsaturated fat 0.088g 0.053g Rutabagas
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Turnip
Threonine mg 0.025mg Turnip
Isoleucine mg 0.036mg Turnip
Leucine mg 0.033mg Turnip
Lysine mg 0.036mg Turnip
Methionine mg 0.011mg Turnip
Phenylalanine mg 0.017mg Turnip
Valine mg 0.03mg Turnip
Histidine mg 0.014mg Turnip
Fructose 1.61g g Rutabagas

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Rutabagas 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
15
Rutabagas
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
14
Rutabagas
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
6%
Rutabagas
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
9%
Rutabagas
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Rutabagas
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.66g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas contains less Sodium (difference - 55mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Rutabagas - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168454/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.