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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
Contains more Calcium +30.6%
Contains more Iron +23.7%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains less Sodium -69.7%
Contains more Zinc +43.9%
Contains more Copper +144.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 71
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Contains more Calcium +30.6%
Contains more Iron +23.7%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains less Sodium -69.7%
Contains more Zinc +43.9%
Contains more Copper +144.9%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +424.7%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
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 C +424.7%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 4.04g 13.09g Parsnip
Protein 2.82g 1.2g Broccoli
Fats 0.37g 0.3g Broccoli
Carbs 6.64g 17.99g Parsnip
Calories 34kcal 75kcal Parsnip
Starch 0g g Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g g Broccoli
Sugar 1.7g 4.8g Broccoli
Fiber 2.6g 4.9g Parsnip
Calcium 47mg 36mg Broccoli
Iron 0.73mg 0.59mg Broccoli
Magnesium 21mg 29mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 66mg 71mg Parsnip
Potassium 316mg 375mg Parsnip
Sodium 33mg 10mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.41mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Copper 0.049mg 0.12mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 623IU 0IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 89.2mg 17mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.05mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.7mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.09mg Broccoli
Folate 63µg 67µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 101.6µg 22.5µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.05g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.047g Parsnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broccoli 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
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

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.

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.