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Turnip vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Turnip and Beetroot

  • Turnip has more Vitamin C, however Beetroot has more Folate, Manganese, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Beetroot is 24% higher.
  • Beetroot has 4 times less Vitamin C than Turnip. Turnip has 21mg of Vitamin C, while Beetroot has 4.9mg.
  • Turnip is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Turnips, raw and Beets, 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
3
:
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -14.1%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +70.2%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Zinc +29.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -14.1%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +70.2%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Zinc +29.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.1%

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate +626.7%
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 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate +626.7%

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
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
18
Beetroot

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
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
10%
Beetroot
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Beetroot

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 Beetroot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Turnip Beetroot
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 Sugar?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
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 Turnip Beetroot Opinion
Calories 28 43 Beetroot
Protein 0.9 1.61 Beetroot
Fats 0.1 0.17 Beetroot
Vitamin C 21 4.9 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 9.56 Beetroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.8 Beetroot
Calcium 30 16 Turnip
Potassium 191 325 Beetroot
Magnesium 11 23 Beetroot
Sugar 3.8 6.76 Turnip
Fiber 1.8 2.8 Beetroot
Copper 0.085 0.075 Turnip
Zinc 0.27 0.35 Beetroot
Starch
Phosphorus 27 40 Beetroot
Sodium 67 78 Turnip
Vitamin A 0 33 Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.03 0.04 Beetroot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.031 Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.04 Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.334 Turnip
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.155 Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.067 Turnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.2 Beetroot
Folate 15 109 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.027 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.032 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.06 Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.009 0.019 Beetroot
Threonine 0.025 0.047 Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.036 0.048 Beetroot
Leucine 0.033 0.068 Beetroot
Lysine 0.036 0.058 Beetroot
Methionine 0.011 0.018 Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.046 Beetroot
Valine 0.03 0.056 Beetroot
Histidine 0.014 0.021 Beetroot
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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 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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.