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Fennel vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Fennel and Parsnip

  • Fennel is higher in Vitamin K, yet Parsnip is higher in Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B5, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin E , Copper, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A.
  • Fennel covers your daily Vitamin K needs 34% more than Parsnip.

Food varieties used in this article are Fennel, bulb, 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
Fennel
3
:
Contains more Iron +23.7%
Contains more Calcium +36.1%
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Contains more Magnesium +70.6%
Contains more Copper +81.8%
Contains more Zinc +195%
Contains more Phosphorus +42%
Contains less Sodium -80.8%
Equal in Potassium - 375
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains more Iron +23.7%
Contains more Calcium +36.1%
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Contains more Magnesium +70.6%
Contains more Copper +81.8%
Contains more Zinc +195%
Contains more Phosphorus +42%
Contains less Sodium -80.8%
Equal in Potassium - 375

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
Fennel
2
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +179.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +156.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.5%
Contains more Folate +148.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 40% 58% 12% 0% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 0% 157% 21%
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 K +179.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +156.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.5%
Contains more Folate +148.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7

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
28
Fennel
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
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
7%
Fennel
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
18%
Parsnip
Fats
1%
Fennel
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.
Fennel Parsnip
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Fennel 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 contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.04g)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.87g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fennel
Fennel 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Parsnip Opinion
Calories 31 75 Parsnip
Protein 1.24 1.2 Fennel
Fats 0.2 0.3 Parsnip
Vitamin C 12 17 Parsnip
Carbs 7.3 17.99 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.59 Fennel
Calcium 49 36 Fennel
Potassium 414 375 Fennel
Magnesium 17 29 Parsnip
Sugar 3.93 4.8 Fennel
Fiber 3.1 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.066 0.12 Parsnip
Zinc 0.2 0.59 Parsnip
Starch
Phosphorus 50 71 Parsnip
Sodium 52 10 Parsnip
Vitamin A 963 0 Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.01 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.05 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.64 0.7 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.232 0.6 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.047 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 62.8 22.5 Fennel
Folate 27 67 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.09 0.05 Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068 0.112 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169 0.047 Fennel
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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. Fennel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169385/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.