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Taro vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Taro and Turnip

  • Taro has more Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Potassium, Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Phosphorus and Magnesium, however Turnip has more Vitamin C.
  • Turnip's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 18% more.
  • Taro has 79 times more Vitamin E than Turnip. Taro has 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Turnip has 0.03mg.
  • Taro is lower in Sugars.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Taro, 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
Taro
7
:
1
Turnip
Contains more Iron +83.3%
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Potassium +209.4%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Copper +102.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +211.1%
Contains less Sodium -83.6%
Contains more Zinc +17.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Contains more Iron +83.3%
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Potassium +209.4%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Copper +102.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +211.1%
Contains less Sodium -83.6%
Contains more Zinc +17.4%

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
Taro
8
:
2
Turnip
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +7833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +214.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 5% 48% 0% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 0% 3% 17%
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 +7833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +214.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
18
Taro
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
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 the food
Protein
9%
Taro
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Taro
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Taro Turnip
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro 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 Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 3.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 56mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Taro Turnip Opinion
Calories 112 28 Taro
Protein 1.5 0.9 Taro
Fats 0.2 0.1 Taro
Vitamin C 4.5 21 Turnip
Carbs 26.46 6.43 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.3 Taro
Calcium 43 30 Taro
Potassium 591 191 Taro
Magnesium 33 11 Taro
Sugars 0.4 3.8 Taro
Fiber 4.1 1.8 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.085 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.27 Turnip
Starch
Phosphorus 84 27 Taro
Sodium 11 67 Taro
Vitamin A 76 0 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 0.03 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.04 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.03 Turnip
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.4 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.2 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.09 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 0.1 Taro
Folate 22 15 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.011 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.006 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.053 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 0.009 Taro
Threonine 0.069 0.025 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 0.036 Taro
Leucine 0.111 0.033 Taro
Lysine 0.067 0.036 Taro
Methionine 0.02 0.011 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.017 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.03 Taro
Histidine 0.034 0.014 Taro
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/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.