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Parsley vs Spinach - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Spinach
Spinach is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spinach
Spinach is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.069g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Spinach
Spinach contains less Sugars (difference - 0.43g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsley
Parsley contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
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.
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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.
Parsley Spinach
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsley Spinach
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
618
Parsley
220
Spinach
Mineral Summary Score
37
Parsley
30
Spinach

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 Iron +128.8%
Contains more Calcium +39.4%
Contains more Copper +14.6%
Contains more Zinc +101.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains less Sodium -29.1%
Contains more Magnesium +58%
Equal in Potassium - 558
Contains more Iron +128.8%
Contains more Calcium +39.4%
Contains more Copper +14.6%
Contains more Zinc +101.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains less Sodium -29.1%
Contains more Magnesium +58%
Equal in Potassium - 558

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +373.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +515.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +239.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +170.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078
Contains more Vitamin C +373.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +515.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +239.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +170.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078

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
18%
Parsley
17%
Spinach
Carbohydrates
6%
Parsley
4%
Spinach
Fats
4%
Parsley
2%
Spinach

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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 Parsley Spinach Opinion
Calories 36 23 Parsley
Protein 2.97 2.86 Parsley
Fats 0.79 0.39 Parsley
Vitamin C 133 28.1 Parsley
Carbs 6.33 3.63 Parsley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.2 2.71 Parsley
Calcium 138 99 Parsley
Potassium 554 558 Spinach
Magnesium 50 79 Spinach
Sugars 0.85 0.42 Parsley
Fiber 3.3 2.2 Parsley
Copper 0.149 0.13 Parsley
Zinc 1.07 0.53 Parsley
Starch
Phosphorus 58 49 Parsley
Sodium 56 79 Parsley
Vitamin A 8424 9377 Spinach
Vitamin E 0.75 2.03 Spinach
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.086 0.078 Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.098 0.189 Spinach
Vitamin B3 1.313 0.724 Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.4 0.065 Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.195 Spinach
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1640 482.9 Parsley
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.132 0.063 Spinach
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.01 Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.124 0.165 Spinach
Tryptophan 0.045 0.039 Parsley
Threonine 0.122 0.122
Isoleucine 0.118 0.147 Spinach
Leucine 0.204 0.223 Spinach
Lysine 0.181 0.174 Parsley
Methionine 0.042 0.053 Spinach
Phenylalanine 0.145 0.129 Parsley
Valine 0.172 0.161 Parsley
Histidine 0.061 0.064 Spinach
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