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Sweet potato vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Sweet potato and Turnip

  • Sweet potato has more Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Copper, and Manganese, while Turnip has more Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.
  • Sweet potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 79% higher.
  • Turnip contains 4 times less Vitamin B5 than Sweet potato. Sweet potato contains 0.8mg of Vitamin B5, while Turnip contains 0.2mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Sweet potato, raw, unprepared 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 +103.3%
Contains more Potassium +76.4%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Copper +77.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.1%
Contains less Sodium -17.9%
Equal in Calcium - 30
Equal in Zinc - 0.27
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Contains more Iron +103.3%
Contains more Potassium +76.4%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Copper +77.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.1%
Contains less Sodium -17.9%
Equal in Calcium - 30
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 +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%
Contains more Vitamin C +775%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%
Contains more Vitamin C +775%
Contains more Folate +36.4%

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
85
Sweet potato
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
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
9%
Sweet potato
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
6%
Turnip
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
0%
Turnip

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.
Sweet potato 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 minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Sweet potato 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 Sugar?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.38g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato 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

Nutrient Sweet potato Turnip Opinion
Calories 86 28 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 0.9 Sweet potato
Fats 0.05 0.1 Turnip
Vitamin C 2.4 21 Turnip
Net carbs 17.1200008392334 4.630000114440918 Sweet potato
Carbs 20.12 6.43 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 0.3 Sweet potato
Calcium 30 30
Potassium 337 191 Sweet potato
Magnesium 25 11 Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18 3.8 Turnip
Fiber 3 1.8 Sweet potato
Copper 0.151 0.085 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3 0.27 Sweet potato
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 27 Sweet potato
Sodium 55 67 Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187 0 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 0.03 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.04 Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.03 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557 0.4 Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.2 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.09 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 0.1 Sweet potato
Folate 11 15 Turnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 0.011 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0.006 Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 0.053 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.031 0.009 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 0.025 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 0.036 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 0.033 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066 0.036 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029 0.011 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 0.017 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 0.03 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 0.014 Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7 Sweet potato

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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.