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Tomato vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tomato and Turnip

  • Tomato has more Vitamin K, however Turnip is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Tomato has 79 times more Vitamin K than Turnip. While Tomato has 7.9µg of Vitamin K, Turnip has only 0.1µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average 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
Tomato
2
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5
Turnip
Contains more Potassium +24.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Copper +44.1%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Contains more Potassium +24.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Copper +44.1%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 11

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
Tomato
4
:
5
Turnip
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1700%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +7800%
Contains more Vitamin C +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
Equal in Folate - 15
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
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 +1700%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +7800%
Contains more Vitamin C +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
Equal in Folate - 15

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
16
Tomato
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
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
5%
Tomato
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Tomato
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.
Tomato Turnip
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Tomato 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 - 0.017g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turnip
Turnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 62mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato Turnip Opinion
Calories 18 28 Turnip
Protein 0.88 0.9 Turnip
Fats 0.2 0.1 Tomato
Vitamin C 13.7 21 Turnip
Net carbs 2.690000057220459 4.630000114440918 Turnip
Carbs 3.89 6.43 Turnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.27 0.3 Turnip
Calcium 10 30 Turnip
Potassium 237 191 Tomato
Magnesium 11 11
Sugar 2.63 3.8 Tomato
Fiber 1.2 1.8 Turnip
Copper 0.059 0.085 Turnip
Zinc 0.17 0.27 Turnip
Starch 0 Tomato
Phosphorus 24 27 Turnip
Sodium 5 67 Tomato
Vitamin A 833 0 Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54 0.03 Tomato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.04 Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.019 0.03 Turnip
Vitamin B3 0.594 0.4 Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.089 0.2 Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.09 Turnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 7.9 0.1 Tomato
Folate 15 15
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.011 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031 0.006 Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.053 Tomato
Tryptophan 0.006 0.009 Turnip
Threonine 0.027 0.025 Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018 0.036 Turnip
Leucine 0.025 0.033 Turnip
Lysine 0.027 0.036 Turnip
Methionine 0.006 0.011 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.027 0.017 Tomato
Valine 0.018 0.03 Turnip
Histidine 0.014 0.014
Fructose 1.37 Tomato

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.