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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 Sugar.

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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Taro
8
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1
Turnip
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Iron +83.3%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +211.1%
Contains more Potassium +209.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.6%
Contains more Copper +102.4%
Contains more Manganese +185.8%
Contains more Zinc +17.4%
Equal in Selenium - 0.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58% 50% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29% 18% 4%
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Iron +83.3%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +211.1%
Contains more Potassium +209.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.6%
Contains more Copper +102.4%
Contains more Manganese +185.8%
Contains more Zinc +17.4%
Equal in Selenium - 0.7

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Taro
9
:
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 Folate +46.7%
Contains more Choline +55.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 10% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 70% 10% 7% 8% 12% 21% 12% 0% 7% 1%
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 Folate +46.7%
Contains more Choline +55.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Taro
4
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1
Turnip
Contains more Protein +66.7%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +311.5%
Contains more Other +71.4%
Contains more Water +30.1%
26% 71%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 26.46 g
Water: 70.64 g
Other: 1.2 g
6% 92%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.43 g
Water: 91.87 g
Other: 0.7 g
Contains more Protein +66.7%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +311.5%
Contains more Other +71.4%
Contains more Water +30.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Taro
2
:
1
Turnip
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +166.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +56.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.2%
29% 11% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.083 g
16% 9% 76%
Saturated Fat: 0.011 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.006 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.053 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +166.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +56.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Taro Turnip
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 4.63g Taro
Protein 1.5g 0.9g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 6.43g Taro
Calories 112kcal 28kcal Taro
Sugar 0.4g 3.8g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 1.8g Taro
Calcium 43mg 30mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.3mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 11mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 27mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 191mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 67mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.27mg Turnip
Copper 0.172mg 0.085mg Taro
Manganese 0.383mg 0.134mg Taro
Selenium 0.7µg 0.7µg
Vitamin A 76IU 0IU Taro
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 0µg Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.03mg Taro
Vitamin C 4.5mg 21mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.04mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.03mg Turnip
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.4mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.2mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.09mg Taro
Folate 22µg 15µg Taro
Choline 17.3mg 11.1mg Taro
Vitamin K 1µg 0.1µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.009mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.025mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.036mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg 0.033mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.036mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg 0.011mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.017mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.03mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.014mg Taro
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.006g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.053g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Turnip
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
17%
Taro
11%
Turnip
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Taro
12%
Turnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (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 - 19)
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?
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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 ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.