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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 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 Copper +28.8%
Contains more Zinc +35%
Contains more Iron +143.3%
Contains more Calcium +63.3%
Contains more Potassium +116.8%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.2%
Contains less Sodium -22.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Contains more Copper +28.8%
Contains more Zinc +35%
Contains more Iron +143.3%
Contains more Calcium +63.3%
Contains more Potassium +116.8%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.2%
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 Vitamin K +62700%
Contains more Folate +80%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032
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 40% 58% 12% 0% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 0% 157% 21%
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 Vitamin K +62700%
Contains more Folate +80%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032

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
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 the food
Protein
5%
Turnip
7%
Fennel
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
7%
Fennel
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Fennel

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 Fennel
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Turnip Fennel
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 Sugars?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sugars (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?
?
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 Fennel Opinion
Calories 28 31 Fennel
Protein 0.9 1.24 Fennel
Fats 0.1 0.2 Fennel
Vitamin C 21 12 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 7.3 Fennel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.73 Fennel
Calcium 30 49 Fennel
Potassium 191 414 Fennel
Magnesium 11 17 Fennel
Sugars 3.8 3.93 Turnip
Fiber 1.8 3.1 Fennel
Copper 0.085 0.066 Turnip
Zinc 0.27 0.2 Turnip
Starch
Phosphorus 27 50 Fennel
Sodium 67 52 Fennel
Vitamin A 0 963 Fennel
Vitamin E 0.03 0.58 Fennel
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.01 Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.032 Fennel
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.64 Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.232 Fennel
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.047 Turnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 62.8 Fennel
Folate 15 27 Fennel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.09 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.068 Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.169 Fennel
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 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. 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.