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Parsley vs Brussels sprout - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Parsley and Brussels sprout

  • Parsley is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Calcium, Copper, and Magnesium, yet Brussels sprout is higher in Vitamin B6, and Manganese.
  • Parsley covers your daily Vitamin K needs 1219% more than Brussels sprout.
  • Parsley contains 11 times more Vitamin A RAE than Brussels sprout. While Parsley contains 421µg of Vitamin A RAE, Brussels sprout contains only 38µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Parsley, fresh and Brussels sprouts, 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
Contains more Calcium +228.6%
Contains more Iron +342.9%
Contains more Magnesium +117.4%
Contains more Potassium +42.4%
Contains more Zinc +154.8%
Contains more Copper +112.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +19%
Contains less Sodium -55.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Contains more Calcium +228.6%
Contains more Iron +342.9%
Contains more Magnesium +117.4%
Contains more Potassium +42.4%
Contains more Zinc +154.8%
Contains more Copper +112.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +19%
Contains less Sodium -55.4%

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 +1017.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.4%
Contains more Folate +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +826.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 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 506% 15% 0% 444% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 114% 0% 4100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 443%
Contains more Vitamin A +1017.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.4%
Contains more Folate +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +826.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 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.
Parsley Brussels sprout
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsley Brussels sprout Opinion
Net carbs 3.03g 5.15g Brussels sprout
Protein 2.97g 3.38g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.79g 0.3g Parsley
Carbs 6.33g 8.95g Brussels sprout
Calories 36kcal 43kcal Brussels sprout
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.93g Brussels sprout
Sugar 0.85g 2.2g Parsley
Fiber 3.3g 3.8g Brussels sprout
Calcium 138mg 42mg Parsley
Iron 6.2mg 1.4mg Parsley
Magnesium 50mg 23mg Parsley
Phosphorus 58mg 69mg Brussels sprout
Potassium 554mg 389mg Parsley
Sodium 56mg 25mg Brussels sprout
Zinc 1.07mg 0.42mg Parsley
Copper 0.149mg 0.07mg Parsley
Vitamin A 8424IU 754IU Parsley
Vitamin E 0.75mg 0.88mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 133mg 85mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.086mg 0.139mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.098mg 0.09mg Parsley
Vitamin B3 1.313mg 0.745mg Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.309mg Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.219mg Brussels sprout
Folate 152µg 61µg Parsley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1640µg 177µg Parsley
Tryptophan 0.045mg 0.037mg Parsley
Threonine 0.122mg 0.12mg Parsley
Isoleucine 0.118mg 0.132mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.204mg 0.152mg Parsley
Lysine 0.181mg 0.154mg Parsley
Methionine 0.042mg 0.032mg Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.145mg 0.098mg Parsley
Valine 0.172mg 0.155mg Parsley
Histidine 0.061mg 0.076mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.132g 0.062g Brussels sprout
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.023g Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.124g 153g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Parsley Brussels sprout
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
441
Parsley
81
Brussels sprout
Mineral Summary Score
59
Parsley
23
Brussels sprout

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
18%
Parsley
20%
Brussels sprout
Carbohydrates
6%
Parsley
9%
Brussels sprout
Fats
4%
Parsley
1%
Brussels sprout

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.35g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.07g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/nutrients
  2. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.