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Chives vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chives and Parsnip

  • Chives are richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Folate, and Calcium, yet Parsnip is richer in Fiber, Vitamin E , Manganese, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Chives is 159% higher.
  • Chives contain 10000000 times more Vitamin A RAE than Parsnip. Chives contain 218µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Parsnip contains 0µg.

Food types used in this article are Chives, 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
Chives
5
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Contains more Calcium +155.6%
Contains more Iron +171.2%
Contains more Magnesium +44.8%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Copper +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.4%
Contains more Potassium +26.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.59
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Contains more Calcium +155.6%
Contains more Iron +171.2%
Contains more Magnesium +44.8%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Copper +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.4%
Contains more Potassium +26.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.59

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
Chives
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +241.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Folate +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +845.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +609.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 262% 5% 0% 194% 20% 27% 13% 20% 32% 79% 0% 532%
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 +241.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Folate +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +845.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +609.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7

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.
Chives Parsnip
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Chives Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 1.85g 13.09g Parsnip
Protein 3.27g 1.2g Chives
Fats 0.73g 0.3g Chives
Carbs 4.35g 17.99g Parsnip
Calories 30kcal 75kcal Parsnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.85g 4.8g Chives
Fiber 2.5g 4.9g Parsnip
Calcium 92mg 36mg Chives
Iron 1.6mg 0.59mg Chives
Magnesium 42mg 29mg Chives
Phosphorus 58mg 71mg Parsnip
Potassium 296mg 375mg Parsnip
Sodium 3mg 10mg Chives
Zinc 0.56mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Copper 0.157mg 0.12mg Chives
Vitamin A 4353IU 0IU Chives
Vitamin E 0.21mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 58.1mg 17mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.05mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.647mg 0.7mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.324mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.09mg Chives
Folate 105µg 67µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 212.7µg 22.5µg Chives
Tryptophan 0.037mg mg Chives
Threonine 0.128mg mg Chives
Isoleucine 0.139mg mg Chives
Leucine 0.195mg mg Chives
Lysine 0.163mg mg Chives
Methionine 0.036mg mg Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105mg mg Chives
Valine 0.145mg mg Chives
Histidine 0.057mg mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.146g 0.05g Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267g 0.047g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chives 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
98
Chives
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
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%
Chives
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
18%
Parsnip
Fats
3%
Chives
1%
Parsnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.096g)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chives
Chives is lower in glycemic index (difference - 52)
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. Chives - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169994/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.