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Turnip vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Turnip and Potato?

  • Turnip has less Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Iron than Potato.
  • Potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 16% higher.
  • Turnip has 5 times more Sugar than Potato. Turnip has 3.8g of Sugar, while Potato has 0.82g.

We used Turnips, raw and Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Potato
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +170%
Contains more Potassium +122.5%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Copper +29.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +170%
Contains more Potassium +122.5%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Copper +29.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains less Sodium -91%

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
:
7
Potato
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +102.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +165.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Equal in Vitamin C - 19.7
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032
Equal in Folate - 15
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 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +102.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +165.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Equal in Vitamin C - 19.7
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032
Equal in Folate - 15

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
18
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
20
Potato

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
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
17%
Potato
Fats
0%
Turnip
0%
Potato

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turnip Potato
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 - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 61mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turnip Potato Opinion
Calories 28 77 Potato
Protein 0.9 2.05 Potato
Fats 0.1 0.09 Turnip
Vitamin C 21 19.7 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 17.49 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.81 Potato
Calcium 30 12 Turnip
Potassium 191 425 Potato
Magnesium 11 23 Potato
Sugar 3.8 0.82 Potato
Fiber 1.8 2.1 Potato
Copper 0.085 0.11 Potato
Zinc 0.27 0.3 Potato
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 27 57 Potato
Sodium 67 6 Potato
Vitamin A 0 2 Potato
Vitamin E 0.03 0.01 Turnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.081 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.032 Potato
Vitamin B3 0.4 1.061 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.295 Potato
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.298 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 2 Potato
Folate 15 15
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.025 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.002 Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.042 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.025 0.067 Potato
Isoleucine 0.036 0.066 Potato
Leucine 0.033 0.098 Potato
Lysine 0.036 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.011 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.081 Potato
Valine 0.03 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.014 0.035 Potato
Fructose 0.26 Potato

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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.