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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains less Sodium -14.1%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.1%
Contains more Potassium +70.2%
Contains more Zinc +29.6%
Contains more Manganese +145.5%
Equal in Selenium - 0.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29% 18% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25% 43% 4%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains less Sodium -14.1%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.1%
Contains more Potassium +70.2%
Contains more Zinc +29.6%
Contains more Manganese +145.5%
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.
Turnip
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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 Choline +85%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Folate +626.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 4% 1%
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 Choline +85%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Folate +626.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +78.9%
Contains more Fats +70%
Contains more Carbs +48.7%
Contains more Other +54.3%
Equal in Water - 87.58
6% 92%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.43 g
Water: 91.87 g
Other: 0.7 g
10% 88%
Protein: 1.61 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 9.56 g
Water: 87.58 g
Other: 1.08 g
Contains more Protein +78.9%
Contains more Fats +70%
Contains more Carbs +48.7%
Contains more Other +54.3%
Equal in Water - 87.58

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +433.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +13.2%
16% 9% 76%
Saturated Fat: 0.011 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.006 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.053 g
23% 27% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.027 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.06 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +433.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +13.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turnip Beetroot Opinion
Net carbs 4.63g 6.76g Beetroot
Protein 0.9g 1.61g Beetroot
Fats 0.1g 0.17g Beetroot
Carbs 6.43g 9.56g Beetroot
Calories 28kcal 43kcal Beetroot
Sugar 3.8g 6.76g Turnip
Fiber 1.8g 2.8g Beetroot
Calcium 30mg 16mg Turnip
Iron 0.3mg 0.8mg Beetroot
Magnesium 11mg 23mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 27mg 40mg Beetroot
Potassium 191mg 325mg Beetroot
Sodium 67mg 78mg Turnip
Zinc 0.27mg 0.35mg Beetroot
Copper 0.085mg 0.075mg Turnip
Manganese 0.134mg 0.329mg Beetroot
Selenium 0.7µg 0.7µg
Vitamin A 0IU 33IU Beetroot
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.04mg Beetroot
Vitamin C 21mg 4.9mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.031mg Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.04mg Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.334mg Turnip
Vitamin B5 0.2mg 0.155mg Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.067mg Turnip
Folate 15µg 109µg Beetroot
Choline 11.1mg 6mg Turnip
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.2µg Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.019mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.025mg 0.047mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.036mg 0.048mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.033mg 0.068mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.036mg 0.058mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.011mg 0.018mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.046mg Beetroot
Valine 0.03mg 0.056mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.014mg 0.021mg Beetroot
Saturated Fat 0.011g 0.027g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.032g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053g 0.06g Beetroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turnip Beetroot
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
11%
Turnip
12%
Beetroot
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Turnip
19%
Beetroot

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.

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. 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.