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Parsley vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Parsley and Parsnip

  • Parsley is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, Calcium, Potassium, and Magnesium, yet Parsnip is higher in Vitamin A, Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Parsley covers your daily Vitamin K needs 1348% more than Parsnip.
  • Parsley contains 11 times more Iron than Parsnip. While Parsley contains 6.2mg of Iron, Parsnip contains only 0.59mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Parsley, fresh and Parsnips, 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 +950.8%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Potassium +47.7%
Contains more Magnesium +72.4%
Contains more Copper +24.2%
Contains more Zinc +81.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.4%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 233% 42% 49% 36% 50% 30% 25% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains more Iron +950.8%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Potassium +47.7%
Contains more Magnesium +72.4%
Contains more Copper +24.2%
Contains more Zinc +81.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.4%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +682.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +7188.9%
Contains more Folate +126.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +98.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09
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 57% 0% 30% 0% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 0% 57% 51%
Contains more Vitamin C +682.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +7188.9%
Contains more Folate +126.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +98.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09
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
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
59
Parsley
22
Parsnip

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
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
6%
Parsley
18%
Parsnip
Fats
4%
Parsley
1%
Parsnip

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Parsley Parsnip
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.082g)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.95g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsley Parsnip Opinion
Calories 36 75 Parsnip
Protein 2.97 1.2 Parsley
Fats 0.79 0.3 Parsley
Vitamin C 133 17 Parsley
Carbs 6.33 17.99 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.2 0.59 Parsley
Calcium 138 36 Parsley
Potassium 554 375 Parsley
Magnesium 50 29 Parsley
Sugar 0.85 4.8 Parsley
Fiber 3.3 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.149 0.12 Parsley
Zinc 1.07 0.59 Parsley
Starch
Phosphorus 58 71 Parsnip
Sodium 56 10 Parsnip
Vitamin A 8424 0 Parsley
Vitamin E 0.75 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.086 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.098 0.05 Parsley
Vitamin B3 1.313 0.7 Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.4 0.6 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.09
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1640 22.5 Parsley
Folate 152 67 Parsley
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.132 0.05 Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.112 Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.124 0.047 Parsley
Tryptophan 0.045 Parsley
Threonine 0.122 Parsley
Isoleucine 0.118 Parsley
Leucine 0.204 Parsley
Lysine 0.181 Parsley
Methionine 0.042 Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.145 Parsley
Valine 0.172 Parsley
Histidine 0.061 Parsley
Fructose

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. Parsnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170417/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.