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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" charts 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%
Contains more Manganese +70.2%
Contains more Selenium +157.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25% 43% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40% 74% 10%
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%
Contains more Manganese +70.2%
Contains more Selenium +157.1%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +34.2%
Contains more Water +10.1%
Contains more Other +10.2%
Contains more Fats +76.5%
Contains more Carbs +88.2%
Equal in Water - 79.53
Equal in Other - 0.98
10% 88%
Protein: 1.61 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 9.56 g
Water: 87.58 g
Other: 1.08 g
18% 80%
Protein: 1.2 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 17.99 g
Water: 79.53 g
Other: 0.98 g
Contains more Protein +34.2%
Contains more Water +10.1%
Contains more Other +10.2%
Contains more Fats +76.5%
Contains more Carbs +88.2%
Equal in Water - 79.53
Equal in Other - 0.98

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -46%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +27.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +250%
23% 27% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.027 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.06 g
24% 54% 22%
Saturated Fat: 0.05 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.112 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.047 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -46%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +27.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +250%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
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
Manganese 0.329mg 0.56mg Parsnip
Selenium 0.7µg 1.8µg Parsnip
Vitamin A 33IU 0IU Beetroot
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 0µg Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 1.49mg Parsnip
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 K 0.2µg 22.5µg Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.019mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.068mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.058mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg Beetroot
Valine 0.056mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.021mg Beetroot
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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Beetroot
25%
Parsnip
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Beetroot
26%
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.