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Turnip vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Turnip and Broccoli

  • Turnip contains less Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus and Iron than Broccoli.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Broccoli is 85% higher.

Food types used in this article are Turnips, raw and Broccoli, 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
:
Contains more Copper +73.5%
Contains more Iron +143.3%
Contains more Calcium +56.7%
Contains more Potassium +65.4%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Zinc +51.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.4%
Contains less Sodium -50.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Contains more Copper +73.5%
Contains more Iron +143.3%
Contains more Calcium +56.7%
Contains more Potassium +65.4%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Zinc +51.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.4%
Contains less Sodium -50.7%

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
0
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Contains more Vitamin C +324.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +186.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +101500%
Contains more Folate +320%
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 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +324.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +186.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +101500%
Contains more Folate +320%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Turnip
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
18
Broccoli

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 the food
Protein
5%
Turnip
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
7%
Broccoli
Fats
0%
Turnip
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Turnip Broccoli
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Turnip Broccoli
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 cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sugars (difference - 2.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Turnip Broccoli Opinion
Calories 28 34 Broccoli
Protein 0.9 2.82 Broccoli
Fats 0.1 0.37 Broccoli
Vitamin C 21 89.2 Broccoli
Carbs 6.43 6.64 Broccoli
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.73 Broccoli
Calcium 30 47 Broccoli
Potassium 191 316 Broccoli
Magnesium 11 21 Broccoli
Sugars 3.8 1.7 Broccoli
Fiber 1.8 2.6 Broccoli
Copper 0.085 0.049 Turnip
Zinc 0.27 0.41 Broccoli
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 27 66 Broccoli
Sodium 67 33 Broccoli
Vitamin A 0 623 Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.03 0.78 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.071 Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.117 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.639 Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.573 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.175 Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 101.6 Broccoli
Folate 15 63 Broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.039 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.011 Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.038 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 0.033 Broccoli
Threonine 0.025 0.088 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.036 0.079 Broccoli
Leucine 0.033 0.129 Broccoli
Lysine 0.036 0.135 Broccoli
Methionine 0.011 0.038 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.117 Broccoli
Valine 0.03 0.125 Broccoli
Histidine 0.014 0.059 Broccoli
Fructose 0.68 Broccoli

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.