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Turnip vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Turnip and Napa cabbage

  • Turnip has more Vitamin C, however Napa cabbage has more Folate, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Turnip is 20% higher.
  • Napa cabbage has 2 times less Potassium than Turnip. Turnip has 191mg of Potassium, while Napa cabbage has 87mg.

Food types used in this article are Turnips, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked.

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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
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.1%
Contains more Potassium +119.5%
Contains more Zinc +92.9%
Contains more Iron +146.7%
Contains less Sodium -83.6%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Equal in Calcium - 29
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.1%
Contains more Potassium +119.5%
Contains more Zinc +92.9%
Contains more Iron +146.7%
Contains less Sodium -83.6%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Equal in Calcium - 29

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin C +556.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.5%
Contains more Folate +186.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 70% 10% 7% 8% 12% 21% 12% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 16% 0% 0% 11% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +556.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.5%
Contains more Folate +186.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turnip Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 4.63g 2.23g Turnip
Protein 0.9g 1.1g Napa cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.17g Napa cabbage
Carbs 6.43g 2.23g Turnip
Calories 28kcal 12kcal Turnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.8g g Napa cabbage
Fiber 1.8g g Turnip
Calcium 30mg 29mg Turnip
Iron 0.3mg 0.74mg Napa cabbage
Magnesium 11mg 8mg Turnip
Phosphorus 27mg 19mg Turnip
Potassium 191mg 87mg Turnip
Sodium 67mg 11mg Napa cabbage
Zinc 0.27mg 0.14mg Turnip
Copper 0.085mg 0.096mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 0IU 263IU Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0.03mg mg Turnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 3.2mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.005mg Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.025mg Turnip
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.466mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.2mg 0.035mg Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.037mg Turnip
Folate 15µg 43µg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Turnip
Threonine 0.025mg mg Turnip
Isoleucine 0.036mg mg Turnip
Leucine 0.033mg mg Turnip
Lysine 0.036mg mg Turnip
Methionine 0.011mg mg Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017mg mg Turnip
Valine 0.03mg mg Turnip
Histidine 0.014mg mg Turnip
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.011g g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g g Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053g g Turnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turnip Napa cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
12
Napa cabbage

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
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Turnip
Turnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turnip
Turnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 56mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.