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Turnip vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Turnip and Ginger

  • Turnip has more Vitamin C, however Ginger is richer in Copper, Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Turnip covers your daily Vitamin C needs 18% more than Ginger.
  • Ginger has 2 times less Sugar than Turnip. Turnip has 3.8g of Sugar, while Ginger has 1.7g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Turnips, raw and Ginger root, 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
:
7
Ginger
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +117.3%
Contains more Magnesium +290.9%
Contains more Copper +165.9%
Contains more Zinc +25.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +117.3%
Contains more Magnesium +290.9%
Contains more Copper +165.9%
Contains more Zinc +25.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%

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
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5
Ginger
Contains more Vitamin C +320%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.203
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
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 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +320%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.203
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turnip Ginger Opinion
Calories 28kcal 80kcal Ginger
Protein 0.9g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.1g 0.75g Ginger
Vitamin C 21mg 5mg Turnip
Net carbs 4.63g 15.77g Ginger
Carbs 6.43g 17.77g Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.3mg 0.6mg Ginger
Calcium 30mg 16mg Turnip
Potassium 191mg 415mg Ginger
Magnesium 11mg 43mg Ginger
Sugar 3.8g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 1.8g 2g Ginger
Copper 0.085mg 0.226mg Ginger
Zinc 0.27mg 0.34mg Ginger
Starch g g
Phosphorus 27mg 34mg Ginger
Sodium 67mg 13mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.025mg Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.034mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.2mg 0.203mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.16mg Ginger
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Folate 15µg 11µg Turnip
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.011g 0.203g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053g 0.154g Ginger
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.012mg Ginger
Threonine 0.025mg 0.036mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.036mg 0.051mg Ginger
Leucine 0.033mg 0.074mg Ginger
Lysine 0.036mg 0.057mg Ginger
Methionine 0.011mg 0.013mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine 0.03mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine 0.014mg 0.03mg Ginger
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turnip Ginger
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
18%
Ginger
Fats
0%
Turnip
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.192g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 54mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
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.

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.