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Turnip vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Turnip and Tomato

  • Turnip has more Vitamin C, however Tomato is higher in Vitamin K.
  • Turnip has 2 times more Fiber than Tomato. While Turnip has 1.8g of Fiber, Tomato has only 1.2g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Turnips, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average.

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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
5
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2
Tomato
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains more Copper +44.1%
Contains more Potassium +24.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.27
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains more Copper +44.1%
Contains more Potassium +24.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.27
Equal in Magnesium - 11

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
5
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4
Tomato
Contains more Vitamin C +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1700%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +7800%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.037
Equal in Folate - 15
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 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
Contains more Vitamin C +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1700%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +7800%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.037
Equal in Folate - 15

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turnip Tomato Opinion
Net carbs 4.63g 2.69g Turnip
Protein 0.9g 0.88g Turnip
Fats 0.1g 0.2g Tomato
Carbs 6.43g 3.89g Turnip
Calories 28kcal 18kcal Turnip
Starch g 0g Tomato
Fructose g 1.37g Tomato
Sugar 3.8g 2.63g Tomato
Fiber 1.8g 1.2g Turnip
Calcium 30mg 10mg Turnip
Iron 0.3mg 0.27mg Turnip
Magnesium 11mg 11mg
Phosphorus 27mg 24mg Turnip
Potassium 191mg 237mg Tomato
Sodium 67mg 5mg Tomato
Zinc 0.27mg 0.17mg Turnip
Copper 0.085mg 0.059mg Turnip
Vitamin A 0IU 833IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.54mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 13.7mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.037mg Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.019mg Turnip
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.594mg Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.2mg 0.089mg Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.08mg Turnip
Folate 15µg 15µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 7.9µg Tomato
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.006mg Turnip
Threonine 0.025mg 0.027mg Tomato
Isoleucine 0.036mg 0.018mg Turnip
Leucine 0.033mg 0.025mg Turnip
Lysine 0.036mg 0.027mg Turnip
Methionine 0.011mg 0.006mg Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.027mg Tomato
Valine 0.03mg 0.018mg Turnip
Histidine 0.014mg 0.014mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.011g 0.028g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.031g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053g 0.083g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turnip Tomato
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
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
10
Tomato

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
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
4%
Tomato
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Tomato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turnip
Turnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 62mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.