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Turnip vs Cauliflower - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turnip and Cauliflower different?

  • Turnip is higher in Copper, however Cauliflower is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6 and Choline.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Cauliflower is 30% higher.
  • Turnip contains 2 times more Copper than Cauliflower. While Turnip contains 0.085mg of Copper, Cauliflower contains only 0.039mg.
  • Cauliflower has less Sugars.

Turnips, raw and Cauliflower, raw are the varieties 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 Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Copper +117.9%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Potassium +56.5%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +63%
Contains less Sodium -55.2%
Equal in Zinc - 0.27
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 7% 27% 11% 14% 8% 19% 4%
Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Copper +117.9%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Potassium +56.5%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +63%
Contains less Sodium -55.2%
Equal in Zinc - 0.27

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
0
:
Contains more Vitamin C +129.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +233.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +15400%
Contains more Folate +280%
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 161% 0% 2% 0% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 0% 39% 43%
Contains more Vitamin C +129.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +233.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +15400%
Contains more Folate +280%

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
30
Cauliflower
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
13
Cauliflower

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
12%
Cauliflower
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
5%
Cauliflower
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Cauliflower

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 Cauliflower
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Turnip Cauliflower
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 - 0.119g)
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 - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower contains less Sugars (difference - 1.89g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower contains less Sodium (difference - 37mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Cauliflower Opinion
Calories 28 25 Turnip
Protein 0.9 1.92 Cauliflower
Fats 0.1 0.28 Cauliflower
Vitamin C 21 48.2 Cauliflower
Carbs 6.43 4.97 Turnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.42 Cauliflower
Calcium 30 22 Turnip
Potassium 191 299 Cauliflower
Magnesium 11 15 Cauliflower
Sugars 3.8 1.91 Cauliflower
Fiber 1.8 2 Cauliflower
Copper 0.085 0.039 Turnip
Zinc 0.27 0.27
Starch
Phosphorus 27 44 Cauliflower
Sodium 67 30 Cauliflower
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.03 0.08 Cauliflower
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.05 Cauliflower
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.06 Cauliflower
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.507 Cauliflower
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.667 Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.184 Cauliflower
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 15.5 Cauliflower
Folate 15 57 Cauliflower
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.13 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.034 Cauliflower
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.031 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 0.02 Cauliflower
Threonine 0.025 0.076 Cauliflower
Isoleucine 0.036 0.071 Cauliflower
Leucine 0.033 0.106 Cauliflower
Lysine 0.036 0.217 Cauliflower
Methionine 0.011 0.02 Cauliflower
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.065 Cauliflower
Valine 0.03 0.125 Cauliflower
Histidine 0.014 0.056 Cauliflower
Fructose 0.97 Cauliflower

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. Cauliflower - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169986/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.