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Cauliflower vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cauliflower and Parsnip

  • Cauliflower has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Parsnip is higher in Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin E , Copper, and Vitamin K.
  • Cauliflower covers your daily need of Vitamin C 35% more than Parsnip.
  • Cauliflower has 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Parsnip. While Cauliflower has 0.184mg of Vitamin B6, Parsnip has only 0.09mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cauliflower, raw and Parsnips, raw.

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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 +40.5%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +25.4%
Contains more Magnesium +93.3%
Contains more Copper +207.7%
Contains more Zinc +118.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.4%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 7% 27% 11% 14% 8% 19% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains more Iron +40.5%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +25.4%
Contains more Magnesium +93.3%
Contains more Copper +207.7%
Contains more Zinc +118.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.4%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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 +183.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +1762.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +45.2%
Contains more Folate +17.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.6
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 161% 0% 2% 0% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 0% 39% 43%
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 +183.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +1762.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +45.2%
Contains more Folate +17.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.6

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
30
Cauliflower
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
13
Cauliflower
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
12%
Cauliflower
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
5%
Cauliflower
18%
Parsnip
Fats
1%
Cauliflower
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.
Cauliflower Parsnip
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Cauliflower 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 - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.08g)
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 richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.89g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cauliflower Parsnip Opinion
Calories 25 75 Parsnip
Protein 1.92 1.2 Cauliflower
Fats 0.28 0.3 Parsnip
Vitamin C 48.2 17 Cauliflower
Carbs 4.97 17.99 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.42 0.59 Parsnip
Calcium 22 36 Parsnip
Potassium 299 375 Parsnip
Magnesium 15 29 Parsnip
Sugar 1.91 4.8 Cauliflower
Fiber 2 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.039 0.12 Parsnip
Zinc 0.27 0.59 Parsnip
Starch
Phosphorus 44 71 Parsnip
Sodium 30 10 Parsnip
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.08 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.05 Cauliflower
Vitamin B3 0.507 0.7 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.667 0.6 Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.184 0.09 Cauliflower
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 15.5 22.5 Parsnip
Folate 57 67 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.13 0.05 Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.112 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.031 0.047 Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.02 Cauliflower
Threonine 0.076 Cauliflower
Isoleucine 0.071 Cauliflower
Leucine 0.106 Cauliflower
Lysine 0.217 Cauliflower
Methionine 0.02 Cauliflower
Phenylalanine 0.065 Cauliflower
Valine 0.125 Cauliflower
Histidine 0.056 Cauliflower
Fructose 0.97 Cauliflower

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. Cauliflower - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169986/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.