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Sweet potato vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato contains less Sugars (difference - 0.62g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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.
Sweet potato Parsnip
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price 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
Sweet potato 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
80
Sweet potato
22
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
15
Sweet potato
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 Copper +25.8%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +11.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains more Zinc +96.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.59
Contains more Copper +25.8%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +11.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains more Zinc +96.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.59

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 B2 +22%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +608.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +473.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1150%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +608.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +473.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1150%

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
9%
Sweet potato
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
18%
Parsnip
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
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 Sweet potato Parsnip Opinion
Calories 86 75 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 1.2 Sweet potato
Fats 0.05 0.3 Parsnip
Vitamin C 2.4 17 Parsnip
Carbs 20.12 17.99 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 0.59 Sweet potato
Calcium 30 36 Parsnip
Potassium 337 375 Parsnip
Magnesium 25 29 Parsnip
Sugars 4.18 4.8 Parsnip
Fiber 3 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.151 0.12 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3 0.59 Parsnip
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 71 Parsnip
Sodium 55 10 Parsnip
Vitamin A 14187 0 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.05 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557 0.7 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.6 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.09 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 22.5 Parsnip
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 0.05 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0.112 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 0.047 Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.031 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 Sweet potato
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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