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Parsley vs Watercress - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Watercress
Watercress is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Watercress
Watercress contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watercress
Watercress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.105g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Watercress
Watercress contains less Sugars (difference - 0.65g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in minerals
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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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 Watercress
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsley Watercress
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
119
Watercress
Mineral Summary Score
37
Parsley
15
Watercress

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 +3000%
Contains more Calcium +15%
Contains more Potassium +67.9%
Contains more Magnesium +138.1%
Contains more Copper +93.5%
Contains more Zinc +872.7%
Contains less Sodium -26.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 60
Contains more Iron +3000%
Contains more Calcium +15%
Contains more Potassium +67.9%
Contains more Magnesium +138.1%
Contains more Copper +93.5%
Contains more Zinc +872.7%
Contains less Sodium -26.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 60

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 +209.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +164%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +556.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Contains more Vitamin K +556%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09
Contains more Vitamin C +209.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +164%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +556.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Contains more Vitamin K +556%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09

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
14%
Watercress
Carbohydrates
6%
Parsley
1%
Watercress
Fats
4%
Parsley
0%
Watercress

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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 Watercress Opinion
Calories 36 11 Parsley
Protein 2.97 2.3 Parsley
Fats 0.79 0.1 Parsley
Vitamin C 133 43 Parsley
Carbs 6.33 1.29 Parsley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.2 0.2 Parsley
Calcium 138 120 Parsley
Potassium 554 330 Parsley
Magnesium 50 21 Parsley
Sugars 0.85 0.2 Parsley
Fiber 3.3 0.5 Parsley
Copper 0.149 0.077 Parsley
Zinc 1.07 0.11 Parsley
Starch
Phosphorus 58 60 Watercress
Sodium 56 41 Watercress
Vitamin A 8424 3191 Parsley
Vitamin E 0.75 1 Watercress
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.086 0.09 Watercress
Vitamin B2 0.098 0.12 Watercress
Vitamin B3 1.313 0.2 Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.4 0.31 Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.129 Watercress
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1640 250 Parsley
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.132 0.027 Watercress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.008 Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.124 0.035 Parsley
Tryptophan 0.045 0.03 Parsley
Threonine 0.122 0.133 Watercress
Isoleucine 0.118 0.093 Parsley
Leucine 0.204 0.166 Parsley
Lysine 0.181 0.134 Parsley
Methionine 0.042 0.02 Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.145 0.114 Parsley
Valine 0.172 0.137 Parsley
Histidine 0.061 0.04 Parsley
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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