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Broccoli vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Broccoli and Parsnip different?

  • Broccoli is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2, while Parsnip is higher in Manganese, Fiber, and Copper.
  • Broccoli covers your daily need of Vitamin C 80% more than Parsnip.
  • Broccoli contains 5 times more Vitamin K than Parsnip. Broccoli contains 101.6µg of Vitamin K, while Parsnip contains 22.5µg.

Broccoli, 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
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Contains more Iron +23.7%
Contains more Calcium +30.6%
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Copper +144.9%
Contains more Zinc +43.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 71
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains more Iron +23.7%
Contains more Calcium +30.6%
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Copper +144.9%
Contains more Zinc +43.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 71

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 C +424.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +134%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +351.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +91%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.6
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 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
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 C +424.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +134%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +351.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +91%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.6
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
65
Broccoli
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
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
17%
Broccoli
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
18%
Parsnip
Fats
2%
Broccoli
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.
Broccoli Parsnip
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Broccoli 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 - 23mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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 Broccoli Parsnip Opinion
Calories 34 75 Parsnip
Protein 2.82 1.2 Broccoli
Fats 0.37 0.3 Broccoli
Vitamin C 89.2 17 Broccoli
Carbs 6.64 17.99 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.59 Broccoli
Calcium 47 36 Broccoli
Potassium 316 375 Parsnip
Magnesium 21 29 Parsnip
Sugar 1.7 4.8 Broccoli
Fiber 2.6 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.049 0.12 Parsnip
Zinc 0.41 0.59 Parsnip
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 66 71 Parsnip
Sodium 33 10 Parsnip
Vitamin A 623 0 Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.117 0.05 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639 0.7 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.573 0.6 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.175 0.09 Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 101.6 22.5 Broccoli
Folate 63 67 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.05 Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.112 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038 0.047 Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.033 Broccoli
Threonine 0.088 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079 Broccoli
Leucine 0.129 Broccoli
Lysine 0.135 Broccoli
Methionine 0.038 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117 Broccoli
Valine 0.125 Broccoli
Histidine 0.059 Broccoli
Fructose 0.68 Broccoli

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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.