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Turnip vs Cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Turnip and Cabbage

  • Turnip has more Copper, however Cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin K 63% more than Turnip.
  • Turnip has 4 times more Copper than Cabbage. While Turnip has 0.085mg of Copper, Cabbage has only 0.019mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Turnips, raw and Cabbage, 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
4
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Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +347.4%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +56.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 26
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +347.4%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +56.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 26

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
1
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.8%
Contains more Folate +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +75900%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.212
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 70% 10% 7% 8% 12% 21% 12% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 3% 0% 122% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 33% 0% 190%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.8%
Contains more Folate +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +75900%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.212

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turnip Cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 4.63g 3.3g Turnip
Protein 0.9g 1.28g Cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 6.43g 5.8g Turnip
Calories 28kcal 25kcal Turnip
Starch g 0g Cabbage
Fructose g 1.45g Cabbage
Sugar 3.8g 3.2g Cabbage
Fiber 1.8g 2.5g Cabbage
Calcium 30mg 40mg Cabbage
Iron 0.3mg 0.47mg Cabbage
Magnesium 11mg 12mg Cabbage
Phosphorus 27mg 26mg Turnip
Potassium 191mg 170mg Turnip
Sodium 67mg 18mg Cabbage
Zinc 0.27mg 0.18mg Turnip
Copper 0.085mg 0.019mg Turnip
Vitamin A 0IU 98IU Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.15mg Cabbage
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 36.6mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.061mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.04mg Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.234mg Turnip
Vitamin B5 0.2mg 0.212mg Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.124mg Cabbage
Folate 15µg 43µg Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 76µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.011mg Cabbage
Threonine 0.025mg 0.035mg Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.036mg 0.03mg Turnip
Leucine 0.033mg 0.041mg Cabbage
Lysine 0.036mg 0.044mg Cabbage
Methionine 0.011mg 0.012mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.032mg Cabbage
Valine 0.03mg 0.042mg Cabbage
Histidine 0.014mg 0.022mg Cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.011g 0.034g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.017g Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053g 0.017g Turnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turnip Cabbage
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
Cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
10
Cabbage

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
8%
Cabbage
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
6%
Cabbage
Fats
0%
Turnip
0%
Cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in glycemic index (difference - 73)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 49mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cabbage
Cabbage 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 richer in minerals?
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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

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. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.