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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 A RAE, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Copper, and Manganese, while Turnip has more Vitamin C.
  • Sweet potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE 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 Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.1%
Contains more Potassium +76.4%
Contains less Sodium -17.9%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Copper +77.6%
Equal in Calcium - 30
Equal in Zinc - 0.27
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Contains more Iron +103.3%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.1%
Contains more Potassium +76.4%
Contains less Sodium -17.9%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Copper +77.6%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 852% 6% 0% 8% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 9% 0% 5%
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 +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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 17.12g 4.63g Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 0.9g Sweet potato
Fats 0.05g 0.1g Turnip
Carbs 20.12g 6.43g Sweet potato
Calories 86kcal 28kcal Sweet potato
Starch 12.65g g Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g g Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18g 3.8g Turnip
Fiber 3g 1.8g Sweet potato
Calcium 30mg 30mg
Iron 0.61mg 0.3mg Sweet potato
Magnesium 25mg 11mg Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47mg 27mg Sweet potato
Potassium 337mg 191mg Sweet potato
Sodium 55mg 67mg Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3mg 0.27mg Sweet potato
Copper 0.151mg 0.085mg Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187IU 0IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.03mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.4mg 21mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.04mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.03mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 0.4mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.2mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.09mg Sweet potato
Folate 11µg 15µg Turnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.8µg 0.1µg Sweet potato
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.009mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083mg 0.025mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055mg 0.036mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092mg 0.033mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066mg 0.036mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029mg 0.011mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089mg 0.017mg Sweet potato
Valine 0.086mg 0.03mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031mg 0.014mg Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.018g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 0.006g Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g 0.053g Turnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato 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
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

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)

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.