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Parsley vs Lettuce - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Parsley and Lettuce

  • 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.
  • Lettuce has 14 times less Vitamin C than Parsley. Parsley has 133mg of Vitamin C, while Lettuce has 9.2mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Parsley, fresh and Lettuce, green leaf, 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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Contains more Iron +620.9%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Potassium +185.6%
Contains more Magnesium +284.6%
Contains more Copper +413.8%
Contains more Zinc +494.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 233% 42% 49% 36% 50% 30% 25% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 11% 18% 10% 10% 5% 13% 4%
Contains more Iron +620.9%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Potassium +185.6%
Contains more Magnesium +284.6%
Contains more Copper +413.8%
Contains more Zinc +494.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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

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
75
Lettuce
Mineral Summary Score
59
Parsley
13
Lettuce

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

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 Lettuce
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

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Parsley Lettuce
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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