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Parsley vs Scallion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Parsley and Scallion different?

  • Parsley is higher than Scallion in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Potassium, Copper, Magnesium, Calcium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Parsley covers your daily need of Vitamin K 1194% more than Scallion.
  • Parsley contains 8 times more Vitamin A RAE than Scallion. Parsley contains 421µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Scallion contains 50µg.

Parsley, fresh and Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw types were used in this article.

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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 +91.7%
Contains more Iron +318.9%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.8%
Contains more Potassium +100.7%
Contains more Zinc +174.4%
Contains more Copper +79.5%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 56% 15% 16% 25% 3% 11% 28%
Contains more Calcium +91.7%
Contains more Iron +318.9%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.8%
Contains more Potassium +100.7%
Contains more Zinc +174.4%
Contains more Copper +79.5%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%

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
Parsley
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Contains more Vitamin A +744.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +607.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.5%
Contains more Folate +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +692.3%
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 60% 11% 0% 63% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 48% 0% 518%
Contains more Vitamin A +744.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +607.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.5%
Contains more Folate +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +692.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsley Scallion Opinion
Net carbs 3.03g 4.74g Scallion
Protein 2.97g 1.83g Parsley
Fats 0.79g 0.19g Parsley
Carbs 6.33g 7.34g Scallion
Calories 36kcal 32kcal Parsley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.85g 2.33g Parsley
Fiber 3.3g 2.6g Parsley
Calcium 138mg 72mg Parsley
Iron 6.2mg 1.48mg Parsley
Magnesium 50mg 20mg Parsley
Phosphorus 58mg 37mg Parsley
Potassium 554mg 276mg Parsley
Sodium 56mg 16mg Scallion
Zinc 1.07mg 0.39mg Parsley
Copper 0.149mg 0.083mg Parsley
Vitamin A 8424IU 997IU Parsley
Vitamin E 0.75mg 0.55mg Parsley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 133mg 18.8mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.086mg 0.055mg Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.098mg 0.08mg Parsley
Vitamin B3 1.313mg 0.525mg Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.075mg Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.061mg Parsley
Folate 152µg 64µg Parsley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1640µg 207µg Parsley
Tryptophan 0.045mg 0.02mg Parsley
Threonine 0.122mg 0.072mg Parsley
Isoleucine 0.118mg 0.077mg Parsley
Leucine 0.204mg 0.109mg Parsley
Lysine 0.181mg 0.091mg Parsley
Methionine 0.042mg 0.02mg Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.145mg 0.059mg Parsley
Valine 0.172mg 0.081mg Parsley
Histidine 0.061mg 0.032mg Parsley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.132g 0.032g Scallion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.027g Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.124g 0.074g Parsley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Parsley Scallion
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
63
Scallion
Mineral Summary Score
59
Parsley
21
Scallion

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%
Scallion
Carbohydrates
6%
Parsley
7%
Scallion
Fats
4%
Parsley
1%
Scallion

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Scallion
Scallion contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is cheaper?
Scallion
Scallion is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.48g)
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 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. Scallion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170005/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.