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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 Iron +110.7%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +155.1%
Contains more Magnesium +123.1%
Contains more Copper +192.7%
Contains more Zinc +195%
Contains more Phosphorus +195.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +110.7%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +155.1%
Contains more Magnesium +123.1%
Contains more Copper +192.7%
Contains more Zinc +195%
Contains more Phosphorus +195.8%

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

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 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

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Cucumber 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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Parsnip Opinion
Calories 15 75 Parsnip
Protein 0.65 1.2 Parsnip
Fats 0.11 0.3 Parsnip
Vitamin C 2.8 17 Parsnip
Net carbs 3.130000114440918 13.09000015258789 Parsnip
Carbs 3.63 17.99 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.28 0.59 Parsnip
Calcium 16 36 Parsnip
Potassium 147 375 Parsnip
Magnesium 13 29 Parsnip
Sugar 1.67 4.8 Cucumber
Fiber 0.5 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.041 0.12 Parsnip
Zinc 0.2 0.59 Parsnip
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 24 71 Parsnip
Sodium 2 10 Cucumber
Vitamin A 105 0 Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.027 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.033 0.05 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.098 0.7 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.259 0.6 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 16.4 22.5 Parsnip
Folate 7 67 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.05 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.112 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032 0.047 Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.005 Cucumber
Threonine 0.019 Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.021 Cucumber
Leucine 0.029 Cucumber
Lysine 0.029 Cucumber
Methionine 0.006 Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019 Cucumber
Valine 0.022 Cucumber
Histidine 0.01 Cucumber
Fructose 0.87 Cucumber

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.