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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
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Iron +620.9%
Contains more Magnesium +284.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +185.6%
Contains more Zinc +494.4%
Contains more Copper +413.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 33% 10% 13% 18% 4% 5% 10%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Iron +620.9%
Contains more Magnesium +284.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +185.6%
Contains more Zinc +494.4%
Contains more Copper +413.8%
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 A +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +240.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +1345.7%
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 Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +1198.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 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 445% 5% 0% 31% 18% 19% 8% 9% 21% 29% 0% 316%
Contains more Vitamin A +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +240.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +1345.7%
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 Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +1198.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 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 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsley Lettuce Opinion
Net carbs 3.03g 1.57g Parsley
Protein 2.97g 1.36g Parsley
Fats 0.79g 0.15g Parsley
Carbs 6.33g 2.87g Parsley
Calories 36kcal 15kcal Parsley
Starch g 0g Lettuce
Fructose g 0.43g Lettuce
Sugar 0.85g 0.78g Lettuce
Fiber 3.3g 1.3g Parsley
Calcium 138mg 36mg Parsley
Iron 6.2mg 0.86mg Parsley
Magnesium 50mg 13mg Parsley
Phosphorus 58mg 29mg Parsley
Potassium 554mg 194mg Parsley
Sodium 56mg 28mg Lettuce
Zinc 1.07mg 0.18mg Parsley
Copper 0.149mg 0.029mg Parsley
Vitamin A 8424IU 7405IU Parsley
Vitamin E 0.75mg 0.22mg Parsley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 133mg 9.2mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.086mg 0.07mg Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.098mg 0.08mg Parsley
Vitamin B3 1.313mg 0.375mg Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.134mg Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.09mg
Folate 152µg 38µg Parsley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1640µg 126.3µg Parsley
Tryptophan 0.045mg 0.009mg Parsley
Threonine 0.122mg 0.059mg Parsley
Isoleucine 0.118mg 0.084mg Parsley
Leucine 0.204mg 0.079mg Parsley
Lysine 0.181mg 0.084mg Parsley
Methionine 0.042mg 0.016mg Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.145mg 0.055mg Parsley
Valine 0.172mg 0.07mg Parsley
Histidine 0.061mg 0.022mg Parsley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.132g 0.02g Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.006g Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.124g 0.082g Parsley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsley Lettuce
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
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

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)

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.