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Parsley vs Garden cress - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Parsley and Garden cress

  • Parsley has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, Fiber, Vitamin A RAE, and Zinc, however Garden cress is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6.
  • Parsley covers your daily Vitamin K needs 915% more than Garden cress.
  • Garden cress has 5 times less Iron than Parsley. Parsley has 6.2mg of Iron, while Garden cress has 1.3mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Parsley, fresh and Cress, garden, 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 +70.4%
Contains more Iron +376.9%
Contains more Magnesium +31.6%
Contains more Zinc +365.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +31%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Copper +14.1%
Equal in Potassium - 606
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 25% 49% 28% 33% 54% 2% 7% 57%
Contains more Calcium +70.4%
Contains more Iron +376.9%
Contains more Magnesium +31.6%
Contains more Zinc +365.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +31%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Copper +14.1%
Equal in Potassium - 606

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 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.3%
Contains more Folate +90%
Contains more Vitamin K +202.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +165.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +174.4%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.7
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.08
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 416% 14% 0% 230% 20% 60% 19% 15% 57% 60% 0% 1355%
Contains more Vitamin A +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.3%
Contains more Folate +90%
Contains more Vitamin K +202.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +165.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +174.4%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.7
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.08

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsley Garden cress Opinion
Net carbs 3.03g 4.4g Garden cress
Protein 2.97g 2.6g Parsley
Fats 0.79g 0.7g Parsley
Carbs 6.33g 5.5g Parsley
Calories 36kcal 32kcal Parsley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.85g 4.4g Parsley
Fiber 3.3g 1.1g Parsley
Calcium 138mg 81mg Parsley
Iron 6.2mg 1.3mg Parsley
Magnesium 50mg 38mg Parsley
Phosphorus 58mg 76mg Garden cress
Potassium 554mg 606mg Garden cress
Sodium 56mg 14mg Garden cress
Zinc 1.07mg 0.23mg Parsley
Copper 0.149mg 0.17mg Garden cress
Vitamin A 8424IU 6917IU Parsley
Vitamin E 0.75mg 0.7mg Parsley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 133mg 69mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.086mg 0.08mg Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.098mg 0.26mg Garden cress
Vitamin B3 1.313mg 1mg Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.242mg Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.247mg Garden cress
Folate 152µg 80µg Parsley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1640µg 541.9µg Parsley
Tryptophan 0.045mg mg Parsley
Threonine 0.122mg mg Parsley
Isoleucine 0.118mg mg Parsley
Leucine 0.204mg mg Parsley
Lysine 0.181mg mg Parsley
Methionine 0.042mg mg Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.145mg mg Parsley
Valine 0.172mg mg Parsley
Histidine 0.061mg mg Parsley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.132g 0.023g Garden cress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.239g Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.124g 0.228g Garden cress

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Parsley Garden cress
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
187
Garden cress
Mineral Summary Score
59
Parsley
31
Garden cress

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
16%
Garden cress
Carbohydrates
6%
Parsley
6%
Garden cress
Fats
4%
Parsley
3%
Garden cress

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.55g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden cress
Garden cress contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden cress
Garden cress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.109g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden cress
Garden cress is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Garden cress
Garden cress is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/nutrients
  2. Garden cress - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168407/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.