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Okra vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Okra and Parsnip?

  • Okra is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Magnesium, while Parsnip is higher in Vitamin E , Vitamin B5, and Fiber.
  • Parsnip has 2 times less Vitamin B6 than Okra. Okra has 0.215mg of Vitamin B6, while Parsnip has 0.09mg.

We used Okra, raw and Parsnips, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Okra
4
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Contains more Calcium +127.8%
Contains more Magnesium +96.6%
Contains less Sodium -30%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.4%
Contains more Potassium +25.4%
Contains more Copper +10.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.59
Equal in Zinc - 0.59
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 25% 24% 41% 27% 27% 1% 16% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Contains more Calcium +127.8%
Contains more Magnesium +96.6%
Contains less Sodium -30%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.4%
Contains more Potassium +25.4%
Contains more Copper +10.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.59
Equal in Zinc - 0.59

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
Okra
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +138.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +39.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +451.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +144.9%
Contains more Folate +11.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 43% 6% 0% 77% 50% 14% 19% 15% 50% 45% 0% 79%
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 C +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +138.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +39.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +451.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +144.9%
Contains more Folate +11.7%

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.
Okra Parsnip
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Okra Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 4.25g 13.09g Parsnip
Protein 1.93g 1.2g Okra
Fats 0.19g 0.3g Parsnip
Carbs 7.45g 17.99g Parsnip
Calories 33kcal 75kcal Parsnip
Starch 0.34g g Okra
Fructose 0.57g g Okra
Sugar 1.48g 4.8g Okra
Fiber 3.2g 4.9g Parsnip
Calcium 82mg 36mg Okra
Iron 0.62mg 0.59mg Okra
Magnesium 57mg 29mg Okra
Phosphorus 61mg 71mg Parsnip
Potassium 299mg 375mg Parsnip
Sodium 7mg 10mg Okra
Zinc 0.58mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Copper 0.109mg 0.12mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 716IU 0IU Okra
Vitamin E 0.27mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 23mg 17mg Okra
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.09mg Okra
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.05mg Okra
Vitamin B3 1mg 0.7mg Okra
Vitamin B5 0.245mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.215mg 0.09mg Okra
Folate 60µg 67µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 31.3µg 22.5µg Okra
Tryptophan 0.017mg mg Okra
Threonine 0.065mg mg Okra
Isoleucine 0.069mg mg Okra
Leucine 0.105mg mg Okra
Lysine 0.081mg mg Okra
Methionine 0.021mg mg Okra
Phenylalanine 0.065mg mg Okra
Valine 0.091mg mg Okra
Histidine 0.031mg mg Okra
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.026g 0.05g Okra
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.027g 0.047g Parsnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Okra 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
33
Okra
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
24
Okra
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
12%
Okra
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
7%
Okra
18%
Parsnip
Fats
1%
Okra
1%
Parsnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in glycemic index (difference - 97)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Okra
Okra is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.32g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Okra
Okra contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Okra
Okra is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Okra
Okra is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Okra - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169260/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.