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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" 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%

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.
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
Calories 112kcal 28kcal Taro
Protein 1.5g 0.9g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Taro
Vitamin C 4.5mg 21mg Turnip
Net carbs 22.36g 4.63g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 6.43g Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.55mg 0.3mg Taro
Calcium 43mg 30mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 191mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 11mg Taro
Sugar 0.4g 3.8g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 1.8g Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.085mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.27mg Turnip
Starch g g
Phosphorus 84mg 27mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 67mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 0IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.03mg Taro
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 0.1µg Taro
Folate 22µg 15µg Taro
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.011g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.006g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.053g 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
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
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 food.
Protein
9%
Taro
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Taro
0%
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 - 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?
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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

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. 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.