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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
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +116.9%
Contains more Magnesium +106.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.8%
Contains more Copper +92.5%
Contains less Sodium -89.4%
Contains more Zinc +20.4%
Equal in Potassium - 375
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 48% 43% 39% 33% 13% 14% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +116.9%
Contains more Magnesium +106.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.8%
Contains more Copper +92.5%
Contains less Sodium -89.4%
Contains more Zinc +20.4%
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 E +684.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +52%
Equal in Folate - 67
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 4% 0% 39% 18% 16% 20% 21% 27% 51% 0% 37%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 30% 0% 57% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 51% 0% 57%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +684.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +52%
Equal in Folate - 67

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Artichoke Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 5.11g 13.09g Parsnip
Protein 3.27g 1.2g Artichoke
Fats 0.15g 0.3g Parsnip
Carbs 10.51g 17.99g Parsnip
Calories 47kcal 75kcal Parsnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.99g 4.8g Artichoke
Fiber 5.4g 4.9g Artichoke
Calcium 44mg 36mg Artichoke
Iron 1.28mg 0.59mg Artichoke
Magnesium 60mg 29mg Artichoke
Phosphorus 90mg 71mg Artichoke
Potassium 370mg 375mg Parsnip
Sodium 94mg 10mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.49mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Copper 0.231mg 0.12mg Artichoke
Vitamin A 13IU 0IU Artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 17mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.066mg 0.05mg Artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.046mg 0.7mg Artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.116mg 0.09mg Artichoke
Folate 68µg 67µg Artichoke
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14.8µg 22.5µg Parsnip
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.036g 0.05g Artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064g 0.047g Artichoke

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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

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.

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.