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Lettuce vs Parsley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Lettuce and Parsley

  • The amount of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, Copper, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Fiber in Parsley is higher than in Lettuce.
  • Parsley covers your daily Vitamin K needs 1261% more than Lettuce.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Lettuce, green leaf, raw and Parsley, fresh.

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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 -50%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Iron +620.9%
Contains more Magnesium +284.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +185.6%
Contains more Zinc +494.4%
Contains more Copper +413.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 33% 10% 13% 18% 4% 5% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Iron +620.9%
Contains more Magnesium +284.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +185.6%
Contains more Zinc +494.4%
Contains more Copper +413.8%

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 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +240.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +1345.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +198.5%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +1198.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.09
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 445% 5% 0% 31% 18% 19% 8% 9% 21% 29% 0% 316%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 506% 15% 0% 444% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 114% 0% 4100%
Contains more Vitamin A +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +240.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +1345.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +198.5%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +1198.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.09

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.
Lettuce Parsley
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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lettuce Parsley Opinion
Net carbs 1.57g 3.03g Parsley
Protein 1.36g 2.97g Parsley
Fats 0.15g 0.79g Parsley
Carbs 2.87g 6.33g Parsley
Calories 15kcal 36kcal Parsley
Starch 0g g Lettuce
Fructose 0.43g g Lettuce
Sugar 0.78g 0.85g Lettuce
Fiber 1.3g 3.3g Parsley
Calcium 36mg 138mg Parsley
Iron 0.86mg 6.2mg Parsley
Magnesium 13mg 50mg Parsley
Phosphorus 29mg 58mg Parsley
Potassium 194mg 554mg Parsley
Sodium 28mg 56mg Lettuce
Zinc 0.18mg 1.07mg Parsley
Copper 0.029mg 0.149mg Parsley
Vitamin A 7405IU 8424IU Parsley
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.75mg Parsley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 9.2mg 133mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.07mg 0.086mg Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.098mg Parsley
Vitamin B3 0.375mg 1.313mg Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.134mg 0.4mg Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.09mg
Folate 38µg 152µg Parsley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 126.3µg 1640µg Parsley
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.045mg Parsley
Threonine 0.059mg 0.122mg Parsley
Isoleucine 0.084mg 0.118mg Parsley
Leucine 0.079mg 0.204mg Parsley
Lysine 0.084mg 0.181mg Parsley
Methionine 0.016mg 0.042mg Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.055mg 0.145mg Parsley
Valine 0.07mg 0.172mg Parsley
Histidine 0.022mg 0.061mg Parsley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.02g 0.132g Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.295g Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.082g 0.124g Parsley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lettuce Parsley
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
75
Lettuce
441
Parsley
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lettuce
59
Parsley

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
8%
Lettuce
18%
Parsley
Carbohydrates
3%
Lettuce
6%
Parsley
Fats
1%
Lettuce
4%
Parsley

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.07g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lettuce
Lettuce contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.112g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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. Lettuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169249/nutrients
  2. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/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.