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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 Copper +347.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Iron +56.7%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 26
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains more Copper +347.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Iron +56.7%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
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 C +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +75900%
Contains more Folate +186.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.212
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 122% 6% 3% 0% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 0% 190% 33%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +75900%
Contains more Folate +186.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.212

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 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

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Turnip Cabbage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
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 - 0.023g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turnip Cabbage Opinion
Calories 28 25 Turnip
Protein 0.9 1.28 Cabbage
Fats 0.1 0.1
Vitamin C 21 36.6 Cabbage
Net carbs 4.630000114440918 3.299999952316284 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 5.8 Turnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.47 Cabbage
Calcium 30 40 Cabbage
Potassium 191 170 Turnip
Magnesium 11 12 Cabbage
Sugar 3.8 3.2 Cabbage
Fiber 1.8 2.5 Cabbage
Copper 0.085 0.019 Turnip
Zinc 0.27 0.18 Turnip
Starch 0 Cabbage
Phosphorus 27 26 Turnip
Sodium 67 18 Cabbage
Vitamin A 0 98 Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.03 0.15 Cabbage
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.061 Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.04 Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.234 Turnip
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.212 Cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.124 Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 76 Cabbage
Folate 15 43 Cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.034 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.017 Cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.017 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 0.011 Cabbage
Threonine 0.025 0.035 Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.036 0.03 Turnip
Leucine 0.033 0.041 Cabbage
Lysine 0.036 0.044 Cabbage
Methionine 0.011 0.012 Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.032 Cabbage
Valine 0.03 0.042 Cabbage
Histidine 0.014 0.022 Cabbage
Fructose 1.45 Cabbage

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.