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Brussels sprout vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sugars (difference - 2.6g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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.
Brussels sprout Parsnip
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Brussels sprout Parsnip
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
104
Brussels sprout
22
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
16
Brussels sprout
16
Parsnip

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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Contains more Iron +137.3%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Copper +71.4%
Contains more Zinc +40.5%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Equal in Potassium - 375
Equal in Phosphorus - 71
Contains more Iron +137.3%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Copper +71.4%
Contains more Zinc +40.5%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Equal in Potassium - 375
Equal in Phosphorus - 71

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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Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +686.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +686.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7

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
20%
Brussels sprout
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
18%
Parsnip
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
1%
Parsnip

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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 Brussels sprout Parsnip Opinion
Calories 43 75 Parsnip
Protein 3.38 1.2 Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3 0.3
Vitamin C 85 17 Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95 17.99 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.4 0.59 Brussels sprout
Calcium 42 36 Brussels sprout
Potassium 389 375 Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23 29 Parsnip
Sugars 2.2 4.8 Parsnip
Fiber 3.8 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.07 0.12 Parsnip
Zinc 0.42 0.59 Parsnip
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Phosphorus 69 71 Parsnip
Sodium 25 10 Parsnip
Vitamin A 754 0 Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.139 0.09 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.05 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745 0.7 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309 0.6 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.219 0.09 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 177 22.5 Brussels sprout
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.062 0.05 Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 0.112 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 153 0.047 Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037 Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12 Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132 Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152 Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154 Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032 Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098 Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155 Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076 Brussels sprout
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