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Cabbage vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cabbage and Parsnip?

  • Cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, and Vitamin C, however Parsnip is richer in Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin E , Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Folate.
  • Cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 45% more.
  • Parsnip contains 2 times less Vitamin C than Cabbage. Cabbage contains 36.6mg of Vitamin C, while Parsnip contains 17mg.

We used Cabbage, raw and Parsnips, raw types 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 +11.1%
Contains more Iron +25.5%
Contains more Potassium +120.6%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Copper +531.6%
Contains more Zinc +227.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +173.1%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Equal in Calcium - 36
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 12% 15% 9% 7% 5% 12% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Iron +25.5%
Contains more Potassium +120.6%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Copper +531.6%
Contains more Zinc +227.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +173.1%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Equal in Calcium - 36

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 +115.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +237.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +893.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +199.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183%
Contains more Folate +55.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 122% 6% 3% 0% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 0% 190% 33%
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 +115.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +237.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +893.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +199.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183%
Contains more Folate +55.8%

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.
Cabbage Parsnip
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cabbage Parsnip Opinion
Calories 25kcal 75kcal Parsnip
Protein 1.28g 1.2g Cabbage
Fats 0.1g 0.3g Parsnip
Vitamin C 36.6mg 17mg Cabbage
Net carbs 3.3g 13.09g Parsnip
Carbs 5.8g 17.99g Parsnip
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.47mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Calcium 40mg 36mg Cabbage
Potassium 170mg 375mg Parsnip
Magnesium 12mg 29mg Parsnip
Sugar 3.2g 4.8g Cabbage
Fiber 2.5g 4.9g Parsnip
Copper 0.019mg 0.12mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.18mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Starch 0g g Cabbage
Phosphorus 26mg 71mg Parsnip
Sodium 18mg 10mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 98IU 0IU Cabbage
Vitamin E 0.15mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.061mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.05mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.234mg 0.7mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.212mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.09mg Cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 76µg 22.5µg Cabbage
Folate 43µg 67µg Parsnip
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.05g Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.047g Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.011mg mg Cabbage
Threonine 0.035mg mg Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.03mg mg Cabbage
Leucine 0.041mg mg Cabbage
Lysine 0.044mg mg Cabbage
Methionine 0.012mg mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.032mg mg Cabbage
Valine 0.042mg mg Cabbage
Histidine 0.022mg mg Cabbage
Fructose 1.45g g Cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cabbage Parsnip
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
35
Cabbage
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cabbage
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
8%
Cabbage
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
6%
Cabbage
18%
Parsnip
Fats
0%
Cabbage
1%
Parsnip

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
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 - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.6g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.