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Turnip vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Turnip and Arrowroot

  • Turnip has more Vitamin C, while Arrowroot has more Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Potassium.
  • Arrowroot's daily need coverage for Folate is 81% higher.
  • Arrowroot contains 11 times less Vitamin C than Turnip. Turnip contains 21mg of Vitamin C, while Arrowroot contains 1.9mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Turnips, raw and Arrowroot, 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
Turnip
1
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Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +640%
Contains more Potassium +137.7%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Copper +42.4%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +263%
Contains less Sodium -61.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +640%
Contains more Potassium +137.7%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Copper +42.4%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +263%
Contains less Sodium -61.2%

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
Turnip
3
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Contains more Vitamin C +1005.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +323.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +195.6%
Contains more Folate +2153.3%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin C +1005.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +323.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +195.6%
Contains more Folate +2153.3%

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
12
Turnip
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
31
Arrowroot

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%
Turnip
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Arrowroot

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.
Turnip Arrowroot
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

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Turnip Arrowroot
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 - 0.028g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 41mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 59)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot 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 ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turnip Arrowroot Opinion
Calories 28 65 Arrowroot
Protein 0.9 4.24 Arrowroot
Fats 0.1 0.2 Arrowroot
Vitamin C 21 1.9 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 13.39 Arrowroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 2.22 Arrowroot
Calcium 30 6 Turnip
Potassium 191 454 Arrowroot
Magnesium 11 25 Arrowroot
Sugar 3.8 Arrowroot
Fiber 1.8 1.3 Turnip
Copper 0.085 0.121 Arrowroot
Zinc 0.27 0.63 Arrowroot
Starch
Phosphorus 27 98 Arrowroot
Sodium 67 26 Arrowroot
Vitamin A 0 19 Arrowroot
Vitamin E 0.03 Turnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.143 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.059 Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.4 1.693 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.292 Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.266 Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Turnip
Folate 15 338 Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.039 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.004 Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.092 Arrowroot
Tryptophan 0.009 Turnip
Threonine 0.025 Turnip
Isoleucine 0.036 Turnip
Leucine 0.033 Turnip
Lysine 0.036 Turnip
Methionine 0.011 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017 Turnip
Valine 0.03 Turnip
Histidine 0.014 Turnip
Fructose

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. Turnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170465/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.