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Parsnip vs Garden asparagus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sugars (difference - 2.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus 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 vitamins?
?
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 Garden asparagus
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Garden asparagus
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
28
Garden asparagus
Mineral Summary Score
16
Parsnip
16
Garden asparagus

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 Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +85.6%
Contains more Magnesium +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.5%
Contains more Iron +262.7%
Contains more Copper +57.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Zinc - 0.54
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +85.6%
Contains more Magnesium +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.5%
Contains more Iron +262.7%
Contains more Copper +57.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Zinc - 0.54

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 +203.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +182%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +84.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.091
Contains more Vitamin C +203.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +182%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +84.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.091

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
13%
Garden asparagus
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
4%
Garden asparagus
Fats
1%
Parsnip
1%
Garden asparagus

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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 Garden asparagus Opinion
Calories 75 20 Parsnip
Protein 1.2 2.2 Garden asparagus
Fats 0.3 0.12 Parsnip
Vitamin C 17 5.6 Parsnip
Carbs 17.99 3.88 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.59 2.14 Garden asparagus
Calcium 36 24 Parsnip
Potassium 375 202 Parsnip
Magnesium 29 14 Parsnip
Sugars 4.8 1.88 Parsnip
Fiber 4.9 2.1 Parsnip
Copper 0.12 0.189 Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.59 0.54 Parsnip
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Phosphorus 71 52 Parsnip
Sodium 10 2 Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 0 756 Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 1.49 1.13 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.143 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.141 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.978 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.6 0.274 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.091 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 41.6 Garden asparagus
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.04 Garden asparagus
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112 0 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.05 Garden asparagus
Tryptophan 0.027 Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.084 Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.075 Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.128 Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.104 Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.031 Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.075 Garden asparagus
Valine 0.115 Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.049 Garden asparagus
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