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Turnip vs Cassava - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turnip and Cassava different?

  • Cassava is higher than Turnip in Manganese.
  • Cassava covers your daily need of Manganese 11% more than Turnip.
  • Turnip contains 2 times more Sugar than Cassava. Turnip contains 3.8g of Sugar, while Cassava contains 1.7g.

Turnips, raw and Cassava, 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
2
:
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Potassium +41.9%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +17.6%
Contains more Zinc +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -79.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.27
Equal in Phosphorus - 27
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 24% 15% 34% 10% 12% 2%
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Potassium +41.9%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +17.6%
Contains more Zinc +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -79.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.27
Equal in Phosphorus - 27

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
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1800%
Contains more Folate +80%
Equal in Vitamin C - 20.6
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.088
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 69% 1% 4% 0% 22% 12% 17% 7% 21% 0% 5% 21%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1800%
Contains more Folate +80%
Equal in Vitamin C - 20.6
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.088

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
14
Cassava
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
14
Cassava

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%
Cassava
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
38%
Cassava
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Cassava

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 Cassava
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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turnip Cassava
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 - 0.063g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cassava
Cassava is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cassava
Cassava contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cassava
Cassava 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 Cassava Opinion
Calories 28 160 Cassava
Protein 0.9 1.36 Cassava
Fats 0.1 0.28 Cassava
Vitamin C 21 20.6 Turnip
Net carbs 4.630000114440918 36.2599983215332 Cassava
Carbs 6.43 38.06 Cassava
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.27 Turnip
Calcium 30 16 Turnip
Potassium 191 271 Cassava
Magnesium 11 21 Cassava
Sugar 3.8 1.7 Cassava
Fiber 1.8 1.8
Copper 0.085 0.1 Cassava
Zinc 0.27 0.34 Cassava
Starch
Phosphorus 27 27
Sodium 67 14 Cassava
Vitamin A 0 13 Cassava
Vitamin E 0.03 0.19 Cassava
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.087 Cassava
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.048 Cassava
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.854 Cassava
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.107 Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.088 Turnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 1.9 Cassava
Folate 15 27 Cassava
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.074 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.075 Cassava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.048 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 0.019 Cassava
Threonine 0.025 0.028 Cassava
Isoleucine 0.036 0.027 Turnip
Leucine 0.033 0.039 Cassava
Lysine 0.036 0.044 Cassava
Methionine 0.011 0.011
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.026 Cassava
Valine 0.03 0.035 Cassava
Histidine 0.014 0.02 Cassava
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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. Cassava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169985/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.