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Parsnip vs Pumpkin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin contains less Sugars (difference - 2.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
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.
Parsnip Pumpkin
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Pumpkin
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
53
Pumpkin
Mineral Summary Score
16
Parsnip
12
Pumpkin

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 +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Zinc +84.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.4%
Contains more Iron +35.6%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Equal in Potassium - 340
Equal in Copper - 0.127
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Zinc +84.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.4%
Contains more Iron +35.6%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Equal in Potassium - 340
Equal in Copper - 0.127

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 +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1945.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1945.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%

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
6%
Pumpkin
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
7%
Pumpkin
Fats
1%
Parsnip
0%
Pumpkin

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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 Pumpkin Opinion
Calories 75 26 Parsnip
Protein 1.2 1 Parsnip
Fats 0.3 0.1 Parsnip
Vitamin C 17 9 Parsnip
Carbs 17.99 6.5 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.59 0.8 Pumpkin
Calcium 36 21 Parsnip
Potassium 375 340 Parsnip
Magnesium 29 12 Parsnip
Sugars 4.8 2.76 Parsnip
Fiber 4.9 0.5 Parsnip
Copper 0.12 0.127 Pumpkin
Zinc 0.59 0.32 Parsnip
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Phosphorus 71 44 Parsnip
Sodium 10 1 Pumpkin
Vitamin A 0 8513 Pumpkin
Vitamin E 1.49 1.06 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.05 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.11 Pumpkin
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.6 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6 0.298 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.061 Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 1.1 Parsnip
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.052 Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112 0.013 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.005 Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.012 Pumpkin
Threonine 0.029 Pumpkin
Isoleucine 0.031 Pumpkin
Leucine 0.046 Pumpkin
Lysine 0.054 Pumpkin
Methionine 0.011 Pumpkin
Phenylalanine 0.032 Pumpkin
Valine 0.035 Pumpkin
Histidine 0.016 Pumpkin
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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