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Beetroot vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beetroot and Parsnip different?

  • Beetroot is richer in Folate, while Parsnip is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Manganese, Vitamin E , Vitamin B5, and Fiber.
  • Parsnip covers your daily need of Vitamin K 19% more than Beetroot.
  • Beetroot contains 2 times more Folate than Parsnip. Beetroot contains 109µg of Folate, while Parsnip contains 67µg.

Beets, raw and Parsnips, raw types were used in this article.

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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 Iron +35.6%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.5%
Contains more Potassium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -87.2%
Contains more Zinc +68.6%
Contains more Copper +60%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Contains more Iron +35.6%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.5%
Contains more Potassium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -87.2%
Contains more Zinc +68.6%
Contains more Copper +60%

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 Folate +62.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +3625%
Contains more Vitamin C +246.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +287.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +11150%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
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 Folate +62.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +3625%
Contains more Vitamin C +246.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +287.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +11150%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 13.09g Parsnip
Protein 1.61g 1.2g Beetroot
Fats 0.17g 0.3g Parsnip
Carbs 9.56g 17.99g Parsnip
Calories 43kcal 75kcal Parsnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.76g 4.8g Parsnip
Fiber 2.8g 4.9g Parsnip
Calcium 16mg 36mg Parsnip
Iron 0.8mg 0.59mg Beetroot
Magnesium 23mg 29mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 40mg 71mg Parsnip
Potassium 325mg 375mg Parsnip
Sodium 78mg 10mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.35mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Copper 0.075mg 0.12mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 33IU 0IU Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 17mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.05mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 0.7mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Folate 109µg 67µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg 22.5µg Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.019mg mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.068mg mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.058mg mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg mg Beetroot
Valine 0.056mg mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.021mg mg Beetroot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.05g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.047g Beetroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beetroot 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
12
Beetroot
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
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
10%
Beetroot
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
18%
Parsnip
Fats
1%
Beetroot
1%
Parsnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 68mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.