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Ginger vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Ginger and Parsnip

  • Ginger is richer in Copper, and Vitamin B6, yet Parsnip is richer in Vitamin K, Manganese, Folate, Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin E , Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Parsnip is 19% higher.
  • Ginger contains 2 times more Copper than Parsnip. Ginger contains 0.226mg of Copper, while Parsnip contains 0.12mg.

Food types used in this article are Ginger root, 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
Ginger
4
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Contains more Magnesium +48.3%
Contains more Potassium +10.7%
Contains more Copper +88.3%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.8%
Contains less Sodium -23.1%
Contains more Zinc +73.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.59
Equal in Potassium - 375
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Contains more Magnesium +48.3%
Contains more Potassium +10.7%
Contains more Copper +88.3%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.8%
Contains less Sodium -23.1%
Contains more Zinc +73.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.59
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
Ginger
2
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Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +473.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +240%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +195.6%
Contains more Folate +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +22400%
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 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
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 B6 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +473.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +240%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +195.6%
Contains more Folate +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +22400%
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.
Ginger 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 Ginger Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 13.09g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 1.2g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.3g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 17.99g Parsnip
Calories 80kcal 75kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g 4.8g Ginger
Fiber 2g 4.9g Parsnip
Calcium 16mg 36mg Parsnip
Iron 0.6mg 0.59mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 29mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 71mg Parsnip
Potassium 415mg 375mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 10mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.34mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Copper 0.226mg 0.12mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.26mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 17mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.05mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.7mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.09mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 67µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 22.5µg Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.05g Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.112g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.047g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger 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
Ginger
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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
11%
Ginger
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
18%
Parsnip
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Parsnip

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.153g)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 87)
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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.