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Turnip vs Kohlrabi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Turnip and Kohlrabi

  • Turnip has less Vitamin C and Fiber.
  • Kohlrabi covers your daily Vitamin C needs 46% more than Turnip.

Food varieties used in this article are Turnips, raw and Kohlrabi, 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
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Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Zinc +800%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +83.2%
Contains more Magnesium +72.7%
Contains more Copper +51.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.4%
Contains less Sodium -70.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 8% 31% 14% 43% 1% 20% 3%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Zinc +800%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +83.2%
Contains more Magnesium +72.7%
Contains more Copper +51.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.4%
Contains less Sodium -70.1%

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
2
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +195.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Equal in Folate - 16
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 207% 3% 10% 0% 13% 5% 8% 10% 35% 0% 1% 12%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +195.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Equal in Folate - 16

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
25
Kohlrabi
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
17
Kohlrabi

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
10%
Kohlrabi
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
6%
Kohlrabi
Fats
0%
Turnip
0%
Kohlrabi

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 Kohlrabi
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars 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 Kohlrabi
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
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 - 0.002g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi contains less Sugars (difference - 1.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi 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?
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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 Kohlrabi Opinion
Calories 28 27 Turnip
Protein 0.9 1.7 Kohlrabi
Fats 0.1 0.1
Vitamin C 21 62 Kohlrabi
Carbs 6.43 6.2 Turnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.4 Kohlrabi
Calcium 30 24 Turnip
Potassium 191 350 Kohlrabi
Magnesium 11 19 Kohlrabi
Sugars 3.8 2.6 Kohlrabi
Fiber 1.8 3.6 Kohlrabi
Copper 0.085 0.129 Kohlrabi
Zinc 0.27 0.03 Turnip
Starch
Phosphorus 27 46 Kohlrabi
Sodium 67 20 Kohlrabi
Vitamin A 0 36 Kohlrabi
Vitamin E 0.03 0.48 Kohlrabi
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.05 Kohlrabi
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.02 Turnip
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.4
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.165 Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.15 Kohlrabi
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folate 15 16 Kohlrabi
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.013 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.007 Kohlrabi
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.048 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 0.01 Kohlrabi
Threonine 0.025 0.049 Kohlrabi
Isoleucine 0.036 0.078 Kohlrabi
Leucine 0.033 0.067 Kohlrabi
Lysine 0.036 0.056 Kohlrabi
Methionine 0.011 0.013 Kohlrabi
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.039 Kohlrabi
Valine 0.03 0.05 Kohlrabi
Histidine 0.014 0.019 Kohlrabi
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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 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. Kohlrabi - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168424/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.