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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 Potassium +10.7%
Contains more Magnesium +48.3%
Contains more Copper +88.3%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Zinc +73.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.8%
Contains less Sodium -23.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.59
Equal in Potassium - 375
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains more Potassium +10.7%
Contains more Magnesium +48.3%
Contains more Copper +88.3%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Zinc +73.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.8%
Contains less Sodium -23.1%
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 C +240%
Contains more Vitamin E +473.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +195.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +22400%
Contains more Folate +509.1%
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 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
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 B6 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +240%
Contains more Vitamin E +473.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +195.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +22400%
Contains more Folate +509.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
11%
Ginger
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
18%
Parsnip
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Parsnip

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Ginger 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 - 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 contains less Sugars?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sugars (difference - 3.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 82)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Ginger Parsnip Opinion
Calories 80 75 Ginger
Protein 1.82 1.2 Ginger
Fats 0.75 0.3 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 17 Parsnip
Carbs 17.77 17.99 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.59 Ginger
Calcium 16 36 Parsnip
Potassium 415 375 Ginger
Magnesium 43 29 Ginger
Sugars 1.7 4.8 Ginger
Fiber 2 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.226 0.12 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.59 Parsnip
Starch
Phosphorus 34 71 Parsnip
Sodium 13 10 Parsnip
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.26 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.05 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.7 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.6 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.09 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 22.5 Parsnip
Folate 11 67 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.05 Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.112 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.047 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 Ginger
Threonine 0.036 Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051 Ginger
Leucine 0.074 Ginger
Lysine 0.057 Ginger
Methionine 0.013 Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045 Ginger
Valine 0.073 Ginger
Histidine 0.03 Ginger
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.