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Parsley vs Chard - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Parsley and Chard

  • Parsley is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, and Calcium, yet Chard is richer in Manganese, Vitamin E , and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Parsley is 675% higher.
  • Parsley contains 11 times more Folate than Chard. Parsley contains 152µg of Folate, while Chard contains 14µg.
  • Parsley contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Parsley, fresh and Chard, swiss, 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
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Chard
Contains more Calcium +170.6%
Contains more Iron +244.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains more Potassium +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -73.7%
Contains more Zinc +197.2%
Contains more Magnesium +62%
Contains more Copper +20.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 16% 68% 58% 20% 34% 28% 10% 60%
Contains more Calcium +170.6%
Contains more Iron +244.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains more Potassium +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -73.7%
Contains more Zinc +197.2%
Contains more Magnesium +62%
Contains more Copper +20.1%

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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Chard
Contains more Vitamin A +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +343.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +228.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +132.6%
Contains more Folate +985.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +97.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +152%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.09
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.099
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 367% 38% 0% 100% 10% 21% 8% 11% 23% 11% 0% 2075%
Contains more Vitamin A +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +343.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +228.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +132.6%
Contains more Folate +985.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +97.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +152%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.09
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.099

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 Chard
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsley Chard Opinion
Net carbs 3.03g 2.14g Parsley
Protein 2.97g 1.8g Parsley
Fats 0.79g 0.2g Parsley
Carbs 6.33g 3.74g Parsley
Calories 36kcal 19kcal Parsley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.85g 1.1g Parsley
Fiber 3.3g 1.6g Parsley
Calcium 138mg 51mg Parsley
Iron 6.2mg 1.8mg Parsley
Magnesium 50mg 81mg Chard
Phosphorus 58mg 46mg Parsley
Potassium 554mg 379mg Parsley
Sodium 56mg 213mg Parsley
Zinc 1.07mg 0.36mg Parsley
Copper 0.149mg 0.179mg Chard
Vitamin A 8424IU 6116IU Parsley
Vitamin E 0.75mg 1.89mg Chard
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 133mg 30mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.086mg 0.04mg Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.098mg 0.09mg Parsley
Vitamin B3 1.313mg 0.4mg Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.172mg Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.099mg Chard
Folate 152µg 14µg Parsley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1640µg 830µg Parsley
Tryptophan 0.045mg 0.017mg Parsley
Threonine 0.122mg 0.083mg Parsley
Isoleucine 0.118mg 0.147mg Chard
Leucine 0.204mg 0.13mg Parsley
Lysine 0.181mg 0.099mg Parsley
Methionine 0.042mg 0.019mg Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.145mg 0.11mg Parsley
Valine 0.172mg 0.11mg Parsley
Histidine 0.061mg 0.036mg Parsley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.132g 0.03g Chard
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.04g Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.124g 0.07g Parsley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Parsley Chard
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
441
Parsley
222
Chard
Mineral Summary Score
59
Parsley
36
Chard

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
11%
Chard
Carbohydrates
6%
Parsley
4%
Chard
Fats
4%
Parsley
1%
Chard

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsley
Parsley contains less Sodium (difference - 157mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chard
Chard is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.102g)
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)
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. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/nutrients
  2. Chard - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169991/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.