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Summer squash vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Summer squash and Turnip

  • Turnip has less Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2.
  • Turnip contains 5 times less Vitamin B2 than Summer squash. Summer squash contains 0.142mg of Vitamin B2, while Turnip contains 0.03mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Squash, summer, all varieties, 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
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.7%
Contains more Potassium +37.2%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.27
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.7%
Contains more Potassium +37.2%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.27

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +373.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.2%
Contains more Folate +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Vitamin C +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 57% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 22% 0% 8%
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 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +373.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.2%
Contains more Folate +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Vitamin C +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%

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.
Summer squash Turnip
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 2.25g 4.63g Turnip
Protein 1.21g 0.9g Summer squash
Fats 0.18g 0.1g Summer squash
Carbs 3.35g 6.43g Turnip
Calories 16kcal 28kcal Turnip
Starch g g
Fructose 0.95g g Summer squash
Sugar 2.2g 3.8g Summer squash
Fiber 1.1g 1.8g Turnip
Calcium 15mg 30mg Turnip
Iron 0.35mg 0.3mg Summer squash
Magnesium 17mg 11mg Summer squash
Phosphorus 38mg 27mg Summer squash
Potassium 262mg 191mg Summer squash
Sodium 2mg 67mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.29mg 0.27mg Summer squash
Copper 0.051mg 0.085mg Turnip
Vitamin A 200IU 0IU Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.03mg Summer squash
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 21mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.04mg Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142mg 0.03mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487mg 0.4mg Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.2mg Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.218mg 0.09mg Summer squash
Folate 29µg 15µg Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3µg 0.1µg Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.009mg Summer squash
Threonine 0.028mg 0.025mg Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.042mg 0.036mg Summer squash
Leucine 0.069mg 0.033mg Summer squash
Lysine 0.065mg 0.036mg Summer squash
Methionine 0.017mg 0.011mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.017mg Summer squash
Valine 0.053mg 0.03mg Summer squash
Histidine 0.025mg 0.014mg Summer squash
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.044g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.006g Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.053g Summer squash

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Summer squash 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
18
Summer squash
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
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
7%
Summer squash
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Summer squash
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 60)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Summer squash
Summer squash 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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.