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

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

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Beetroot 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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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