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Turnip vs Pimiento - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Turnip and Pimiento?

  • Pimiento is richer than Turnip in Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin K.
  • Pimiento's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 71% more.
  • Turnip has 5 times more Calcium than Pimiento. While Turnip has 30mg of Calcium, Pimiento has only 6mg.

We used Turnips, raw and Pimento, canned 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
6
:
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Potassium +20.9%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +73.5%
Contains more Zinc +42.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.8%
Contains more Iron +460%
Contains less Sodium -79.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 63% 2% 14% 5% 17% 6% 8% 2%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Potassium +20.9%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +73.5%
Contains more Zinc +42.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.8%
Contains more Iron +460%
Contains less Sodium -79.1%

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
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1900%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +304.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +138.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +8200%
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 283% 160% 14% 0% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 0% 21% 5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1900%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +304.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +138.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +8200%

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
47
Pimiento
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
14
Pimiento

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
7%
Pimiento
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
5%
Pimiento
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Pimiento

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 Pimiento
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index 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 Pimiento
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 - 0.034g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turnip
Turnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pimiento
Pimiento contains less Sugars (difference - 1.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pimiento
Pimiento contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pimiento
Pimiento is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pimiento
Pimiento is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
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 Pimiento Opinion
Calories 28 23 Turnip
Protein 0.9 1.1 Pimiento
Fats 0.1 0.3 Pimiento
Vitamin C 21 84.9 Pimiento
Carbs 6.43 5.1 Turnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 1.68 Pimiento
Calcium 30 6 Turnip
Potassium 191 158 Turnip
Magnesium 11 6 Turnip
Sugars 3.8 2.71 Pimiento
Fiber 1.8 1.9 Pimiento
Copper 0.085 0.049 Turnip
Zinc 0.27 0.19 Turnip
Starch
Phosphorus 27 17 Turnip
Sodium 67 14 Pimiento
Vitamin A 0 2655 Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.03 0.69 Pimiento
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.017 Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.06 Pimiento
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.615 Pimiento
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.01 Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.215 Pimiento
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 8.3 Pimiento
Folate 15 6 Turnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.045 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.02 Pimiento
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.161 Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.009 0.014 Pimiento
Threonine 0.025 0.04 Pimiento
Isoleucine 0.036 0.036
Leucine 0.033 0.058 Pimiento
Lysine 0.036 0.049 Pimiento
Methionine 0.011 0.013 Pimiento
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.034 Pimiento
Valine 0.03 0.046 Pimiento
Histidine 0.014 0.022 Pimiento
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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. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/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.