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Artichoke vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Artichoke and Parsnip

  • Artichoke is higher in Copper, Iron, and Magnesium, yet Parsnip is higher in Manganese, Vitamin E , Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B5.
  • Parsnip covers your daily Manganese needs 13% more than Artichoke.
  • Artichoke contains 2 times more Iron than Parsnip. While Artichoke contains 1.28mg of Iron, Parsnip contains only 0.59mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Artichoke is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Artichokes, (globe or french), raw and Parsnips, raw.

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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 Iron +116.9%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Magnesium +106.9%
Contains more Copper +92.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.8%
Contains more Zinc +20.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.4%
Equal in Potassium - 375
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 14% 33% 43% 77% 14% 39% 13%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains more Iron +116.9%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Magnesium +106.9%
Contains more Copper +92.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.8%
Contains more Zinc +20.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.4%
Equal in Potassium - 375

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +684.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +52%
Equal in Folate - 67
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 39% 1% 4% 0% 18% 16% 20% 21% 27% 0% 37% 51%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 0% 30% 0% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 0% 57% 51%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +684.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +52%
Equal in Folate - 67

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
19
Artichoke
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
35
Artichoke
22
Parsnip

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 food.
Protein
20%
Artichoke
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
11%
Artichoke
18%
Parsnip
Fats
1%
Artichoke
1%
Parsnip

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Artichoke Parsnip
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Artichoke Parsnip
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 84mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.81g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Artichoke
Artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Artichoke Parsnip Opinion
Calories 47 75 Parsnip
Protein 3.27 1.2 Artichoke
Fats 0.15 0.3 Parsnip
Vitamin C 11.7 17 Parsnip
Carbs 10.51 17.99 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.28 0.59 Artichoke
Calcium 44 36 Artichoke
Potassium 370 375 Parsnip
Magnesium 60 29 Artichoke
Sugar 0.99 4.8 Artichoke
Fiber 5.4 4.9 Artichoke
Copper 0.231 0.12 Artichoke
Zinc 0.49 0.59 Parsnip
Starch
Phosphorus 90 71 Artichoke
Sodium 94 10 Parsnip
Vitamin A 13 0 Artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.066 0.05 Artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.046 0.7 Artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.6 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.116 0.09 Artichoke
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.8 22.5 Parsnip
Folate 68 67 Artichoke
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.036 0.05 Artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.112 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 0.047 Artichoke
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169205/nutrients
  2. Parsnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170417/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.