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Collard Greens vs. Parsnip — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Collard Greens and Parsnip

  • Collard Greens has more Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, and Iron, however, Parsnip is richer in Folate, Copper, Vitamin B5, Potassium, and Phosphorus.
  • Collard Greens covers your daily Vitamin K needs 320% more than Parsnip.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Collards, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +291.7%
Contains more Iron +91.5%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.9%
Contains more Potassium +220.5%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +156.5%
Contains more Copper +135.3%
Contains more Selenium +260%
Equal in Manganese - 0.56
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 43% 43% 15% 14% 11% 2% 7% 17% 67% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40% 74% 10%
Contains more Calcium +291.7%
Contains more Iron +91.5%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.9%
Contains more Potassium +220.5%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +156.5%
Contains more Copper +135.3%
Contains more Selenium +260%
Equal in Manganese - 0.56

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1707.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.2%
Contains more Folate +318.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 17
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 456% 18% 0% 61% 10% 25% 11% 14% 30% 12% 0% 21% 1017%
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% 30% 0% 57% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 51% 0% 0% 57%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1707.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.2%
Contains more Folate +318.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 17

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +125.8%
Contains more Fats +140%
Contains more Water +13.4%
Contains more Carbs +218.4%
Contains more Other +32.4%
3% 6% 90%
Protein: 2.71 g
Fats: 0.72 g
Carbs: 5.65 g
Water: 90.18 g
Other: 0.74 g
18% 80%
Protein: 1.2 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 17.99 g
Water: 79.53 g
Other: 0.98 g
Contains more Protein +125.8%
Contains more Fats +140%
Contains more Water +13.4%
Contains more Carbs +218.4%
Contains more Other +32.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +268.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +330.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.05
19% 11% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.047 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.026 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.173 g
24% 54% 22%
Saturated Fat: 0.05 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.112 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.047 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +268.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +330.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.05

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Collard Greens Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 1.65g 13.09g Parsnip
Protein 2.71g 1.2g Collard Greens
Fats 0.72g 0.3g Collard Greens
Carbs 5.65g 17.99g Parsnip
Calories 33kcal 75kcal Parsnip
Sugar 0.4g 4.8g Collard Greens
Fiber 4g 4.9g Parsnip
Calcium 141mg 36mg Collard Greens
Iron 1.13mg 0.59mg Collard Greens
Magnesium 21mg 29mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 32mg 71mg Parsnip
Potassium 117mg 375mg Parsnip
Sodium 15mg 10mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.23mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Copper 0.051mg 0.12mg Parsnip
Manganese 0.51mg 0.56mg Parsnip
Selenium 0.5µg 1.8µg Parsnip
Vitamin A 7600IU 0IU Collard Greens
Vitamin A RAE 380µg 0µg Collard Greens
Vitamin E 0.88mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin C 18.2mg 17mg Collard Greens
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.106mg 0.05mg Collard Greens
Vitamin B3 0.575mg 0.7mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.218mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.128mg 0.09mg Collard Greens
Folate 16µg 67µg Parsnip
Choline 38.4mg Collard Greens
Vitamin K 406.6µg 22.5µg Collard Greens
Tryptophan 0.027mg Collard Greens
Threonine 0.074mg Collard Greens
Isoleucine 0.086mg Collard Greens
Leucine 0.13mg Collard Greens
Lysine 0.101mg Collard Greens
Methionine 0.028mg Collard Greens
Phenylalanine 0.075mg Collard Greens
Valine 0.104mg Collard Greens
Histidine 0.04mg Collard Greens
Saturated Fat 0.047g 0.05g Collard Greens
Monounsaturated Fat 0.026g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.173g 0.047g Collard Greens

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Collard Greens Parsnip
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
129%
Collard Greens
23%
Parsnip
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
22%
Collard Greens
26%
Parsnip

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Collard Greens
Collard Greens is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Collard Greens
Collard Greens is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Collard Greens
Collard Greens is lower in glycemic index (difference - 97)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Collard Greens - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170407/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.