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Cucumber vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cucumber and Parsnip

  • Cucumber has less Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin E , Copper, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Vitamin B1 than Parsnip.
  • Parsnip covers your daily need of Manganese 21% more than Cucumber.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cucumber, with peel, 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
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +110.7%
Contains more Magnesium +123.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +195.8%
Contains more Potassium +155.1%
Contains more Zinc +195%
Contains more Copper +192.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +110.7%
Contains more Magnesium +123.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +195.8%
Contains more Potassium +155.1%
Contains more Zinc +195%
Contains more Copper +192.7%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +4866.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +507.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +131.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Contains more Folate +857.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +37.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 41%
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 E +4866.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +507.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +131.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Contains more Folate +857.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +37.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 13.09g Parsnip
Protein 0.65g 1.2g Parsnip
Fats 0.11g 0.3g Parsnip
Carbs 3.63g 17.99g Parsnip
Calories 15kcal 75kcal Parsnip
Starch 0.83g g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g 4.8g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 4.9g Parsnip
Calcium 16mg 36mg Parsnip
Iron 0.28mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Magnesium 13mg 29mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 24mg 71mg Parsnip
Potassium 147mg 375mg Parsnip
Sodium 2mg 10mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Copper 0.041mg 0.12mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 105IU 0IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg 17mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.05mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.7mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Folate 7µg 67µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg 22.5µg Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.005mg mg Cucumber
Threonine 0.019mg mg Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.021mg mg Cucumber
Leucine 0.029mg mg Cucumber
Lysine 0.029mg mg Cucumber
Methionine 0.006mg mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019mg mg Cucumber
Valine 0.022mg mg Cucumber
Histidine 0.01mg mg Cucumber
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.05g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.047g Parsnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cucumber 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
9
Cucumber
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
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
4%
Cucumber
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
18%
Parsnip
Fats
1%
Cucumber
1%
Parsnip

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 76)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.