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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 RAE.
  • 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
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Contains more Calcium +36.1%
Contains more Iron +23.7%
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Contains more Magnesium +70.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +42%
Contains less Sodium -80.8%
Contains more Zinc +195%
Contains more Copper +81.8%
Equal in Potassium - 375
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Contains more Calcium +36.1%
Contains more Iron +23.7%
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Contains more Magnesium +70.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +42%
Contains less Sodium -80.8%
Contains more Zinc +195%
Contains more Copper +81.8%
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 E +156.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +41.7%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 58% 12% 0% 40% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 21% 0% 157%
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 K +179.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +156.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +41.7%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 4.2g 13.09g Parsnip
Protein 1.24g 1.2g Fennel
Fats 0.2g 0.3g Parsnip
Carbs 7.3g 17.99g Parsnip
Calories 31kcal 75kcal Parsnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.93g 4.8g Fennel
Fiber 3.1g 4.9g Parsnip
Calcium 49mg 36mg Fennel
Iron 0.73mg 0.59mg Fennel
Magnesium 17mg 29mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 50mg 71mg Parsnip
Potassium 414mg 375mg Fennel
Sodium 52mg 10mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.2mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Copper 0.066mg 0.12mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 963IU 0IU Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12mg 17mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.05mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.64mg 0.7mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.232mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.047mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Folate 27µg 67µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 62.8µg 22.5µg Fennel
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0.05g Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 0.047g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fennel 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
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

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.

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.