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Turnip vs Garden asparagus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Turnip and Garden asparagus

  • Turnip has more Vitamin C, however Garden asparagus is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, Copper, Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin E .
  • Garden asparagus covers your daily Vitamin K needs 35% more than Turnip.
  • Garden asparagus contains 4 times less Vitamin C than Turnip. Turnip contains 21mg of Vitamin C, while Garden asparagus contains 5.6mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Turnips, raw and Asparagus, 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
1
:
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +613.3%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +122.4%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.6%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Equal in Potassium - 202
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 81% 8% 18% 10% 63% 15% 23% 1%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +613.3%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +122.4%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.6%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Equal in Potassium - 202

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
1
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Contains more Vitamin C +275%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +3666.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +370%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37%
Contains more Vitamin K +41500%
Contains more Folate +246.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.091
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 19% 46% 23% 0% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 0% 105% 39%
Contains more Vitamin C +275%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +3666.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +370%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37%
Contains more Vitamin K +41500%
Contains more Folate +246.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.091

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
29
Garden asparagus
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
27
Garden asparagus

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
13%
Garden asparagus
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
4%
Garden asparagus
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Garden asparagus

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 Garden asparagus
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Garden asparagus
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 - 0.029g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sugars (difference - 1.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus 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 Garden asparagus Opinion
Calories 28 20 Turnip
Protein 0.9 2.2 Garden asparagus
Fats 0.1 0.12 Garden asparagus
Vitamin C 21 5.6 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 3.88 Turnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 2.14 Garden asparagus
Calcium 30 24 Turnip
Potassium 191 202 Garden asparagus
Magnesium 11 14 Garden asparagus
Sugars 3.8 1.88 Garden asparagus
Fiber 1.8 2.1 Garden asparagus
Copper 0.085 0.189 Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.27 0.54 Garden asparagus
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Phosphorus 27 52 Garden asparagus
Sodium 67 2 Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 0 756 Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 0.03 1.13 Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.143 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.141 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.978 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.274 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.091 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 41.6 Garden asparagus
Folate 15 52 Garden asparagus
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.04 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0 Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.05 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 0.027 Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.025 0.084 Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.036 0.075 Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.033 0.128 Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.036 0.104 Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.011 0.031 Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.075 Garden asparagus
Valine 0.03 0.115 Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.014 0.049 Garden asparagus
Fructose 1 Garden asparagus

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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/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.