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Turnip vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turnip and Cucumber different?

  • Turnip is higher in Vitamin C, and Fiber, however Cucumber is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Turnip is 20% higher.
  • Turnip contains 4 times more Fiber than Cucumber. While Turnip contains 1.8g of Fiber, Cucumber contains only 0.5g.
  • Cucumber has less Sugar.

Turnips, raw and Cucumber, with peel, 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
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Potassium +29.9%
Contains more Copper +107.3%
Contains more Zinc +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Equal in Iron - 0.28
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% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Potassium +29.9%
Contains more Copper +107.3%
Contains more Zinc +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Equal in Iron - 0.28

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin C +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +16300%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.03
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.033
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 10% 7% 1% 0% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 0% 41% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +16300%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.03
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.033

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
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
8
Cucumber

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
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
4%
Cucumber
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Cucumber

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 Cucumber
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Turnip Cucumber
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 - 0.026g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turnip
Turnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 52)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Cucumber Opinion
Calories 28 15 Turnip
Protein 0.9 0.65 Turnip
Fats 0.1 0.11 Cucumber
Vitamin C 21 2.8 Turnip
Net carbs 4.630000114440918 3.130000114440918 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 3.63 Turnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.28 Turnip
Calcium 30 16 Turnip
Potassium 191 147 Turnip
Magnesium 11 13 Cucumber
Sugar 3.8 1.67 Cucumber
Fiber 1.8 0.5 Turnip
Copper 0.085 0.041 Turnip
Zinc 0.27 0.2 Turnip
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 27 24 Turnip
Sodium 67 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 0 105 Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03 0.03
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.027 Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.033 Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.098 Turnip
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.04 Turnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 16.4 Cucumber
Folate 15 7 Turnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.037 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.005 Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.032 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 0.005 Turnip
Threonine 0.025 0.019 Turnip
Isoleucine 0.036 0.021 Turnip
Leucine 0.033 0.029 Turnip
Lysine 0.036 0.029 Turnip
Methionine 0.011 0.006 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.019 Cucumber
Valine 0.03 0.022 Turnip
Histidine 0.014 0.01 Turnip
Fructose 0.87 Cucumber

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.