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Brussels sprout vs Parsley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Brussels sprout and Parsley

  • Brussels sprout is higher in Vitamin B6, and Manganese, yet Parsley is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Calcium, Copper, and Magnesium.
  • Parsley covers your daily Vitamin K needs 1219% more than Brussels sprout.
  • Brussels sprout contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Parsley. While Brussels sprout contains 0.219mg of Vitamin B6, Parsley contains only 0.09mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Brussels sprouts, raw and Parsley, fresh.

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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 Phosphorus +19%
Contains less Sodium -55.4%
Contains more Calcium +228.6%
Contains more Iron +342.9%
Contains more Magnesium +117.4%
Contains more Potassium +42.4%
Contains more Zinc +154.8%
Contains more Copper +112.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50%
Contains more Phosphorus +19%
Contains less Sodium -55.4%
Contains more Calcium +228.6%
Contains more Iron +342.9%
Contains more Magnesium +117.4%
Contains more Potassium +42.4%
Contains more Zinc +154.8%
Contains more Copper +112.9%

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 E +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1017.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.4%
Contains more Folate +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +826.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.098
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 443%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 506% 15% 0% 444% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 114% 0% 4100%
Contains more Vitamin E +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1017.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.4%
Contains more Folate +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +826.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.098

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.
Brussels sprout Parsley
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Parsley Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 3.03g Brussels sprout
Protein 3.38g 2.97g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3g 0.79g Parsley
Carbs 8.95g 6.33g Brussels sprout
Calories 43kcal 36kcal Brussels sprout
Starch g g
Fructose 0.93g g Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2g 0.85g Parsley
Fiber 3.8g 3.3g Brussels sprout
Calcium 42mg 138mg Parsley
Iron 1.4mg 6.2mg Parsley
Magnesium 23mg 50mg Parsley
Phosphorus 69mg 58mg Brussels sprout
Potassium 389mg 554mg Parsley
Sodium 25mg 56mg Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.42mg 1.07mg Parsley
Copper 0.07mg 0.149mg Parsley
Vitamin A 754IU 8424IU Parsley
Vitamin E 0.88mg 0.75mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 85mg 133mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.086mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.098mg Parsley
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 1.313mg Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.4mg Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.09mg Brussels sprout
Folate 61µg 152µg Parsley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 177µg 1640µg Parsley
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.045mg Parsley
Threonine 0.12mg 0.122mg Parsley
Isoleucine 0.132mg 0.118mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152mg 0.204mg Parsley
Lysine 0.154mg 0.181mg Parsley
Methionine 0.032mg 0.042mg Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.098mg 0.145mg Parsley
Valine 0.155mg 0.172mg Parsley
Histidine 0.076mg 0.061mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.062g 0.132g Brussels sprout
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.295g Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 153g 0.124g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brussels sprout Parsley
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
81
Brussels sprout
441
Parsley
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
59
Parsley

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
20%
Brussels sprout
18%
Parsley
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
6%
Parsley
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
4%
Parsley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.35g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.07g)
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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/nutrients
  2. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/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.