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Turnip vs Gratin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Turnip and Gratin?

  • Turnip is higher in Vitamin C, yet Gratin is higher in Phosphorus, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6.
  • Gratin's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 24% more.
  • Turnip has 2 times more Vitamin C than Gratin. While Turnip has 21mg of Vitamin C, Gratin has only 9.9mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Turnip is lower.

We used Turnips, raw and Potatoes, au gratin, home-prepared from recipe using butter types 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
Turnip
1
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7
Gratin
Contains less Sodium -84.5%
Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Calcium +296.7%
Contains more Potassium +107.3%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Copper +88.2%
Contains more Zinc +155.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +318.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 36% 35% 15% 54% 19% 49% 57%
Contains less Sodium -84.5%
Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Calcium +296.7%
Contains more Potassium +107.3%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Copper +88.2%
Contains more Zinc +155.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +318.5%

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
4
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6
Gratin
Contains more Vitamin C +112.1%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +286.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.3%
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 33% 16% 0% 0% 16% 27% 19% 24% 41% 0% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +112.1%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +286.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.3%

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
15
Gratin
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
36
Gratin

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
30%
Gratin
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
11%
Gratin
Fats
0%
Turnip
35%
Gratin

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turnip Gratin
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 Cholesterol?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sodium (difference - 366mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.722g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Gratin
Gratin is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Gratin
Gratin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 73)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Gratin
Gratin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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 Gratin Opinion
Calories 28 132 Gratin
Protein 0.9 5.06 Gratin
Fats 0.1 7.59 Gratin
Vitamin C 21 9.9 Turnip
Net carbs 4.630000114440918 9.470000267028809 Gratin
Carbs 6.43 11.27 Gratin
Cholesterol 0 23 Turnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.64 Gratin
Calcium 30 119 Gratin
Potassium 191 396 Gratin
Magnesium 11 20 Gratin
Sugar 3.8 Gratin
Fiber 1.8 1.8
Copper 0.085 0.16 Gratin
Zinc 0.27 0.69 Gratin
Starch
Phosphorus 27 113 Gratin
Sodium 67 433 Turnip
Vitamin A 0 264 Gratin
Vitamin E 0.03 Turnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.064 Gratin
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.116 Gratin
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.993 Gratin
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.387 Gratin
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.174 Gratin
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Turnip
Folate 15 11 Turnip
Trans Fat 0 Gratin
Saturated Fat 0.011 4.733 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 2.149 Gratin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.276 Gratin
Tryptophan 0.009 0.07 Gratin
Threonine 0.025 0.192 Gratin
Isoleucine 0.036 0.284 Gratin
Leucine 0.033 0.443 Gratin
Lysine 0.036 0.381 Gratin
Methionine 0.011 0.117 Gratin
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.254 Gratin
Valine 0.03 0.325 Gratin
Histidine 0.014 0.151 Gratin
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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. Gratin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170442/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.