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Turnip vs Celeriac - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Turnip and Celeriac

  • Turnip has more Vitamin C, however Celeriac is higher in Vitamin K, Phosphorus and Vitamin B6.
  • Celeriac covers your daily Vitamin K needs 34% more than Turnip.
  • Celeriac contains 3 times less Vitamin C than Turnip. Turnip contains 21mg of Vitamin C, while Celeriac contains 8mg.
  • Celeriac has less Sugars.

Food varieties used in this article are Turnips, raw and Celeriac, 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
2
:
Contains more Copper +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -33%
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Potassium +57.1%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Zinc +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +325.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 13% 27% 15% 24% 10% 50% 14%
Contains more Copper +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -33%
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Potassium +57.1%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Zinc +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +325.9%

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
2
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Contains more Vitamin C +162.5%
Contains more Folate +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +40900%
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 27% 0% 8% 0% 13% 14% 14% 22% 39% 0% 103% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +162.5%
Contains more Folate +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +40900%

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
20
Celeriac
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
22
Celeriac

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
9%
Celeriac
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
9%
Celeriac
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Celeriac

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Turnip Celeriac
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 contains less Sodium?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sodium (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.068g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Celeriac
Celeriac contains less Sugars (difference - 2.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Celeriac
Celeriac is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Celeriac
Celeriac is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Celeriac
Celeriac is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Celeriac Opinion
Calories 28 42 Celeriac
Protein 0.9 1.5 Celeriac
Fats 0.1 0.3 Celeriac
Vitamin C 21 8 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 9.2 Celeriac
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.7 Celeriac
Calcium 30 43 Celeriac
Potassium 191 300 Celeriac
Magnesium 11 20 Celeriac
Sugars 3.8 1.6 Celeriac
Fiber 1.8 1.8
Copper 0.085 0.07 Turnip
Zinc 0.27 0.33 Celeriac
Starch
Phosphorus 27 115 Celeriac
Sodium 67 100 Turnip
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.03 0.36 Celeriac
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.05 Celeriac
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.06 Celeriac
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.7 Celeriac
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.352 Celeriac
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.165 Celeriac
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 41 Celeriac
Folate 15 8 Turnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.079 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.058 Celeriac
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.148 Celeriac
Tryptophan 0.009 Turnip
Threonine 0.025 Turnip
Isoleucine 0.036 Turnip
Leucine 0.033 Turnip
Lysine 0.036 Turnip
Methionine 0.011 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017 Turnip
Valine 0.03 Turnip
Histidine 0.014 Turnip
Fructose

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 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. Celeriac - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170400/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.