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Chow mein vs. Parsley — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chow mein and Parsley

  • Chow mein has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus, however, Parsley is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, and Iron.
  • Parsley covers your daily Vitamin K needs 1366% more than Chow mein.
  • Parsley has 430 times less Selenium than Chow mein. Chow mein has 43µg of Selenium, while Parsley has 0.1µg.
  • Parsley contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Noodles, chinese, chow mein 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Phosphorus +177.6%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%
Contains more Copper +12.1%
Contains more Selenium +42900%
Contains more Calcium +590%
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains more Potassium +361.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 50
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 178% 38% 69% 11% 154% 39% 56% 0% 235%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50% 21% 1%
Contains more Phosphorus +177.6%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%
Contains more Copper +12.1%
Contains more Selenium +42900%
Contains more Calcium +590%
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains more Potassium +361.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 50

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +206.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +572.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +329.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +353.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +43.4%
Contains more Choline +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +117042.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 46% 0% 0% 145% 98% 112% 32% 26% 80% 0% 5% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 506% 15% 0% 444% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 114% 0% 7% 4100%
Contains more Vitamin E +206.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +572.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +329.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +353.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +43.4%
Contains more Choline +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +117042.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +173.1%
Contains more Fats +1853.2%
Contains more Carbs +1050.1%
Contains more Other +12.7%
Contains more Water +7333.1%
8% 15% 73% 2%
Protein: 8.11 g
Fats: 15.43 g
Carbs: 72.8 g
Water: 1.18 g
Other: 2.48 g
3% 6% 88% 2%
Protein: 2.97 g
Fats: 0.79 g
Carbs: 6.33 g
Water: 87.71 g
Other: 2.2 g
Contains more Protein +173.1%
Contains more Fats +1853.2%
Contains more Carbs +1050.1%
Contains more Other +12.7%
Contains more Water +7333.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2926.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2779.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.1%
15% 61% 24%
Saturated Fat: 2.229 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.929 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.571 g
24% 54% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.132 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.124 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2926.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2779.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chow mein Parsley
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chow mein Parsley Opinion
Net carbs 69.1g 3.03g Chow mein
Protein 8.11g 2.97g Chow mein
Fats 15.43g 0.79g Chow mein
Carbs 72.8g 6.33g Chow mein
Calories 475kcal 36kcal Chow mein
Sugar 5.71g 0.85g Parsley
Fiber 3.7g 3.3g Chow mein
Calcium 20mg 138mg Parsley
Iron 4.73mg 6.2mg Parsley
Magnesium 52mg 50mg Chow mein
Phosphorus 161mg 58mg Chow mein
Potassium 120mg 554mg Parsley
Sodium 1174mg 56mg Parsley
Zinc 1.4mg 1.07mg Chow mein
Copper 0.167mg 0.149mg Chow mein
Manganese 0.16mg Parsley
Selenium 43µg 0.1µg Chow mein
Vitamin A 0IU 8424IU Parsley
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 421µg Parsley
Vitamin E 2.3mg 0.75mg Chow mein
Vitamin C 0mg 133mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.578mg 0.086mg Chow mein
Vitamin B2 0.421mg 0.098mg Chow mein
Vitamin B3 5.95mg 1.313mg Chow mein
Vitamin B5 0.533mg 0.4mg Chow mein
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.09mg Chow mein
Folate 106µg 152µg Parsley
Choline 8.7mg 12.8mg Parsley
Vitamin K 1.4µg 1640µg Parsley
Tryptophan 0.045mg Parsley
Threonine 0.122mg Parsley
Isoleucine 0.118mg Parsley
Leucine 0.204mg Parsley
Lysine 0.181mg Parsley
Methionine 0.042mg Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.145mg Parsley
Valine 0.172mg Parsley
Histidine 0.061mg Parsley
Trans Fat 0.8g 0g Parsley
Saturated Fat 2.229g 0.132g Parsley
Monounsaturated Fat 8.929g 0.295g Chow mein
Polyunsaturated fat 3.571g 0.124g Chow mein

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chow mein Parsley
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Chow mein
408%
Parsley
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
78%
Chow mein
49%
Parsley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsley
Parsley contains less Sodium (difference - 1118mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.097g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Chow mein
Chow mein is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chow mein - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168905/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.