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Zucchini vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Zucchini and Turnip

  • Turnip contains less Vitamin B6 than Zucchini.
  • Turnip contains 2 times less Magnesium than Zucchini. Zucchini contains 18mg of Magnesium, while Turnip contains 11mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw and Turnips, raw.

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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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Turnip
Contains more Iron +23.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.6%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Zinc +18.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Copper +60.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Contains more Iron +23.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.6%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Zinc +18.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Copper +60.4%

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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Turnip
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +213.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.2
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 60% 12% 3% 0% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 0% 11% 18%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +213.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.2

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
16
Zucchini
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
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
7%
Zucchini
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
6%
Turnip
Fats
1%
Zucchini
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.
Zucchini Turnip
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Zucchini 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?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sugars (difference - 1.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 59mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.073g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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 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 Zucchini Turnip Opinion
Calories 17 28 Turnip
Protein 1.21 0.9 Zucchini
Fats 0.32 0.1 Zucchini
Vitamin C 17.9 21 Turnip
Carbs 3.11 6.43 Turnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.37 0.3 Zucchini
Calcium 16 30 Turnip
Potassium 261 191 Zucchini
Magnesium 18 11 Zucchini
Sugars 2.5 3.8 Zucchini
Fiber 1 1.8 Turnip
Copper 0.053 0.085 Turnip
Zinc 0.32 0.27 Zucchini
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 38 27 Zucchini
Sodium 8 67 Zucchini
Vitamin A 200 0 Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12 0.03 Zucchini
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.04 Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.094 0.03 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451 0.4 Zucchini
Vitamin B5 0.204 0.2 Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.09 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 0.1 Zucchini
Folate 24 15 Zucchini
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.084 0.011 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.006 Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091 0.053 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01 0.009 Zucchini
Threonine 0.029 0.025 Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044 0.036 Zucchini
Leucine 0.071 0.033 Zucchini
Lysine 0.067 0.036 Zucchini
Methionine 0.018 0.011 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.017 Zucchini
Valine 0.054 0.03 Zucchini
Histidine 0.026 0.014 Zucchini
Fructose 1.38 Zucchini

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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.