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Turnip vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turnip and Carrot different?

  • Turnip is richer in Vitamin C, while Carrot is higher in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin K.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 93% more than Turnip.
  • Turnip contains 4 times more Vitamin C than Carrot. Turnip contains 21mg of Vitamin C, while Carrot contains 5.9mg.

Turnips, raw and Carrots, raw types were used in this article.

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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
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4
Carrot
Contains more Zinc +12.5%
Contains more Copper +88.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.6%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Equal in Calcium - 33
Equal in Iron - 0.3
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Sodium - 69
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Contains more Zinc +12.5%
Contains more Copper +88.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.6%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Equal in Calcium - 33
Equal in Iron - 0.3
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Sodium - 69

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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9
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +255.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Folate +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +13100%
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 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +255.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Folate +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +13100%

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 Carrot
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turnip Carrot Opinion
Net carbs 4.63g 6.78g Carrot
Protein 0.9g 0.93g Carrot
Fats 0.1g 0.24g Carrot
Carbs 6.43g 9.58g Carrot
Calories 28kcal 41kcal Carrot
Starch g 1.43g Carrot
Fructose g 0.55g Carrot
Sugar 3.8g 4.74g Turnip
Fiber 1.8g 2.8g Carrot
Calcium 30mg 33mg Carrot
Iron 0.3mg 0.3mg
Magnesium 11mg 12mg Carrot
Phosphorus 27mg 35mg Carrot
Potassium 191mg 320mg Carrot
Sodium 67mg 69mg Turnip
Zinc 0.27mg 0.24mg Turnip
Copper 0.085mg 0.045mg Turnip
Vitamin A 0IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 5.9mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.066mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.058mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.983mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.2mg 0.273mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.138mg Carrot
Folate 15µg 19µg Carrot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 13.2µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.012mg Carrot
Threonine 0.025mg 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.036mg 0.077mg Carrot
Leucine 0.033mg 0.102mg Carrot
Lysine 0.036mg 0.101mg Carrot
Methionine 0.011mg 0.02mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.061mg Carrot
Valine 0.03mg 0.069mg Carrot
Histidine 0.014mg 0.04mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.011g 0.037g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.014g Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053g 0.117g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Turnip Carrot
Low Fats diet ok
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
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
13
Carrot

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

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.94g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.026g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.