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Parsnip vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sugars (difference - 3.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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.

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Broccoli
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
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
22
Parsnip
80
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
16
Parsnip
14
Broccoli

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 Potassium +18.7%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Copper +144.9%
Contains more Zinc +43.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.7%
Contains more Iron +23.7%
Contains more Calcium +30.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 66
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Copper +144.9%
Contains more Zinc +43.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.7%
Contains more Iron +23.7%
Contains more Calcium +30.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 66

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 E +91%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +424.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +134%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +351.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.573
Contains more Vitamin E +91%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +424.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +134%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +351.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.573

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%
Parsnip
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Parsnip
2%
Broccoli

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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 Parsnip Broccoli Opinion
Calories 75 34 Parsnip
Protein 1.2 2.82 Broccoli
Fats 0.3 0.37 Broccoli
Vitamin C 17 89.2 Broccoli
Carbs 17.99 6.64 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.59 0.73 Broccoli
Calcium 36 47 Broccoli
Potassium 375 316 Parsnip
Magnesium 29 21 Parsnip
Sugars 4.8 1.7 Parsnip
Fiber 4.9 2.6 Parsnip
Copper 0.12 0.049 Parsnip
Zinc 0.59 0.41 Parsnip
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 71 66 Parsnip
Sodium 10 33 Parsnip
Vitamin A 0 623 Broccoli
Vitamin E 1.49 0.78 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.071 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.117 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.639 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6 0.573 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.175 Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 101.6 Broccoli
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.039 Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112 0.011 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.038 Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.033 Broccoli
Threonine 0.088 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079 Broccoli
Leucine 0.129 Broccoli
Lysine 0.135 Broccoli
Methionine 0.038 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117 Broccoli
Valine 0.125 Broccoli
Histidine 0.059 Broccoli
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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