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Winter melon vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Winter melon and Turnip?

  • Winter melon is higher in Vitamin B2, yet Turnip is higher in Vitamin C, Copper and Potassium.
  • Winter melon has 4 times more Vitamin B2 than Turnip. While Winter melon has 0.11mg of Vitamin B2, Turnip has only 0.03mg.

We used Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw and Turnips, raw 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
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6
Turnip
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +125.9%
Contains more Calcium +57.9%
Contains more Potassium +3083.3%
Contains more Copper +269.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.1%
Contains less Sodium -39.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +125.9%
Contains more Calcium +57.9%
Contains more Potassium +3083.3%
Contains more Copper +269.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.1%
Contains less Sodium -39.6%
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
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6
Turnip
Contains more Vitamin B2 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +157.1%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +157.1%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4

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
9
Winter melon
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
13
Turnip

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
2%
Winter melon
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Winter melon
0%
Turnip

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.
Winter melon Turnip
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Winter melon Turnip
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 contains less Sugars?
Winter melon
Winter melon contains less Sugars (difference - 3.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 73)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turnip
Turnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Winter melon Turnip Opinion
Calories 13 28 Turnip
Protein 0.4 0.9 Turnip
Fats 0.2 0.1 Winter melon
Vitamin C 13 21 Turnip
Carbs 3 6.43 Turnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.3 Winter melon
Calcium 19 30 Turnip
Potassium 6 191 Turnip
Magnesium 10 11 Turnip
Sugars 3.8 Winter melon
Fiber 2.9 1.8 Winter melon
Copper 0.023 0.085 Turnip
Zinc 0.61 0.27 Winter melon
Starch
Phosphorus 19 27 Turnip
Sodium 111 67 Turnip
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.03 Turnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.04
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.03 Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.4
Vitamin B5 0.133 0.2 Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.035 0.09 Turnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Turnip
Folate 5 15 Turnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.011 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.006 Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087 0.053 Winter melon
Tryptophan 0.002 0.009 Turnip
Threonine 0.025 Turnip
Isoleucine 0.036 Turnip
Leucine 0.033 Turnip
Lysine 0.009 0.036 Turnip
Methionine 0.003 0.011 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017 Turnip
Valine 0.03 Turnip
Histidine 0.014 Turnip
Fructose

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/nutrients
  2. Turnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170465/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.