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Turnip vs Fennel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Turnip and Fennel

  • Turnip has more Vitamin C, while Fennel has more Vitamin K, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, and Fiber.
  • Fennel's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 52% higher.
  • Fennel contains 2 times less Vitamin C than Turnip. Turnip contains 21mg of Vitamin C, while Fennel contains 12mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Turnips, raw and Fennel, bulb, 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
:
6
Fennel
Contains more Zinc +35%
Contains more Copper +28.8%
Contains more Calcium +63.3%
Contains more Iron +143.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.2%
Contains more Potassium +116.8%
Contains less Sodium -22.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22%
Contains more Zinc +35%
Contains more Copper +28.8%
Contains more Calcium +63.3%
Contains more Iron +143.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.2%
Contains more Potassium +116.8%
Contains less Sodium -22.4%

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
:
7
Fennel
Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +62700%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032
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 58% 12% 0% 40% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 21% 0% 157%
Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +62700%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turnip Fennel Opinion
Net carbs 4.63g 4.2g Turnip
Protein 0.9g 1.24g Fennel
Fats 0.1g 0.2g Fennel
Carbs 6.43g 7.3g Fennel
Calories 28kcal 31kcal Fennel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.8g 3.93g Turnip
Fiber 1.8g 3.1g Fennel
Calcium 30mg 49mg Fennel
Iron 0.3mg 0.73mg Fennel
Magnesium 11mg 17mg Fennel
Phosphorus 27mg 50mg Fennel
Potassium 191mg 414mg Fennel
Sodium 67mg 52mg Fennel
Zinc 0.27mg 0.2mg Turnip
Copper 0.085mg 0.066mg Turnip
Vitamin A 0IU 963IU Fennel
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.58mg Fennel
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 12mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.01mg Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.032mg Fennel
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.64mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.2mg 0.232mg Fennel
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.047mg Turnip
Folate 15µg 27µg Fennel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 62.8µg Fennel
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Turnip
Threonine 0.025mg mg Turnip
Isoleucine 0.036mg mg Turnip
Leucine 0.033mg mg Turnip
Lysine 0.036mg mg Turnip
Methionine 0.011mg mg Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017mg mg Turnip
Valine 0.03mg mg Turnip
Histidine 0.014mg mg Turnip
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.011g 0.09g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.068g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053g 0.169g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turnip Fennel
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
28
Fennel
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
18
Fennel

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
7%
Fennel
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
7%
Fennel
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Fennel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.13g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.079g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fennel
Fennel contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fennel
Fennel 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.

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. Fennel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169385/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.