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Shallot vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sugars (difference - 3.07g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Shallot Parsnip
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
10
Shallot
22
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
15
Shallot
16
Parsnip

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 +103.4%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Copper +36.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Equal in Calcium - 36
Contains more Iron +103.4%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Copper +36.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Equal in Calcium - 36

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +3625%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +2712.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +3625%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +2712.5%

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
15%
Shallot
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
18%
Parsnip
Fats
0%
Shallot
1%
Parsnip

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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 Shallot Parsnip Opinion
Calories 72 75 Parsnip
Protein 2.5 1.2 Shallot
Fats 0.1 0.3 Parsnip
Vitamin C 8 17 Parsnip
Carbs 16.8 17.99 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.59 Shallot
Calcium 37 36 Shallot
Potassium 334 375 Parsnip
Magnesium 21 29 Parsnip
Sugars 7.87 4.8 Shallot
Fiber 3.2 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.088 0.12 Parsnip
Zinc 0.4 0.59 Parsnip
Starch
Phosphorus 60 71 Parsnip
Sodium 12 10 Parsnip
Vitamin A 4 0 Shallot
Vitamin E 0.04 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.06 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.05 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.7 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.29 0.6 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.345 0.09 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.8 22.5 Parsnip
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.017 0.05 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.112 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 0.047 Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.028 Shallot
Threonine 0.098 Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106 Shallot
Leucine 0.149 Shallot
Lysine 0.125 Shallot
Methionine 0.027 Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081 Shallot
Valine 0.11 Shallot
Histidine 0.043 Shallot
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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