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Brussels sprout vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Brussels sprout and Parsnip?

  • Brussels sprout is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, and Vitamin B6, while Parsnip is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B5, and Copper.
  • Brussels sprout's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 129% higher.
  • Parsnip has 5 times less Vitamin C than Brussels sprout. Brussels sprout has 85mg of Vitamin C, while Parsnip has 17mg.

We used Brussels sprouts, raw and Parsnips, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +16.7%
Contains more Iron +137.3%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +40.5%
Contains more Copper +71.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 71
Equal in Potassium - 375
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +137.3%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +40.5%
Contains more Copper +71.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 71
Equal in Potassium - 375

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 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +686.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7
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 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 0% 30% 0% 57% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 51% 0% 57%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +686.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7
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.
Brussels sprout Parsnip
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 13.09g Parsnip
Protein 3.38g 1.2g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3g 0.3g
Carbs 8.95g 17.99g Parsnip
Calories 43kcal 75kcal Parsnip
Starch g g
Fructose 0.93g g Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2g 4.8g Brussels sprout
Fiber 3.8g 4.9g Parsnip
Calcium 42mg 36mg Brussels sprout
Iron 1.4mg 0.59mg Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23mg 29mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 69mg 71mg Parsnip
Potassium 389mg 375mg Brussels sprout
Sodium 25mg 10mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.42mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Copper 0.07mg 0.12mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 754IU 0IU Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 85mg 17mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.09mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.05mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 0.7mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.09mg Brussels sprout
Folate 61µg 67µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 177µg 22.5µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg mg Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12mg mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132mg mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152mg mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154mg mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032mg mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098mg mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155mg mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076mg mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.062g 0.05g Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 153g 0.047g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brussels sprout Parsnip
Low Fats diet Equal
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
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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
20%
Brussels sprout
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
18%
Parsnip
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
1%
Parsnip

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in glycemic index (difference - 97)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.6g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. 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.