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Turnip vs Vegetable - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turnip and Vegetable different?

  • Turnip is richer in Vitamin C, while Vegetable is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin K, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B2, and Iron.
  • Vegetable covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 24% more than Turnip.
  • Turnip contains 7 times more Vitamin C than Vegetable. Turnip contains 21mg of Vitamin C, while Vegetable contains 3.2mg.

Turnips, raw and Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt types were used 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
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +13%
Contains more Iron +173.3%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.9%
Contains less Sodium -47.8%
Contains more Zinc +81.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.083
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 31% 16% 22% 15% 5% 14% 28%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +13%
Contains more Iron +173.3%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.9%
Contains less Sodium -47.8%
Contains more Zinc +81.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.083

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +556.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.8%
Contains more Folate +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +23400%
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 257% 8% 0% 11% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 15% 0% 59%
Contains more Vitamin C +556.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.8%
Contains more Folate +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +23400%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turnip Vegetable Opinion
Net carbs 4.63g 8.69g Vegetable
Protein 0.9g 2.86g Vegetable
Fats 0.1g 0.15g Vegetable
Carbs 6.43g 13.09g Vegetable
Calories 28kcal 65kcal Vegetable
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.8g 3.12g Vegetable
Fiber 1.8g 4.4g Vegetable
Calcium 30mg 25mg Turnip
Iron 0.3mg 0.82mg Vegetable
Magnesium 11mg 22mg Vegetable
Phosphorus 27mg 51mg Vegetable
Potassium 191mg 169mg Turnip
Sodium 67mg 35mg Vegetable
Zinc 0.27mg 0.49mg Vegetable
Copper 0.085mg 0.083mg Turnip
Vitamin A 0IU 4277IU Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.38mg Vegetable
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 3.2mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.071mg Vegetable
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.12mg Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.851mg Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.2mg 0.151mg Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.074mg Turnip
Folate 15µg 19µg Vegetable
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 23.5µg Vegetable
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.029mg Vegetable
Threonine 0.025mg 0.115mg Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.036mg 0.139mg Vegetable
Leucine 0.033mg 0.19mg Vegetable
Lysine 0.036mg 0.17mg Vegetable
Methionine 0.011mg 0.034mg Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.017mg 0.12mg Vegetable
Valine 0.03mg 0.149mg Vegetable
Histidine 0.014mg 0.073mg Vegetable
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.011g 0.031g Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.01g Vegetable
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053g 0.072g Vegetable

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Turnip Vegetable
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
36
Vegetable
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
17
Vegetable

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
17%
Vegetable
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
13%
Vegetable
Fats
0%
Turnip
1%
Vegetable

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.68g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Vegetable
Vegetable contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.