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Parsnip vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Parsnip and Arrowroot

  • Parsnip is higher in Manganese, Vitamin C, Fiber, and Vitamin B5, yet Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Arrowroot covers your daily Folate needs 68% more than Parsnip.
  • Parsnip contains 9 times more Vitamin C than Arrowroot. While Parsnip contains 17mg of Vitamin C, Arrowroot contains only 1.9mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Parsnips, raw and Arrowroot, 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 +500%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains less Sodium -61.5%
Contains more Iron +276.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains more Potassium +21.1%
Equal in Zinc - 0.63
Equal in Copper - 0.121
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains less Sodium -61.5%
Contains more Iron +276.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains more Potassium +21.1%
Equal in Zinc - 0.63
Equal in Copper - 0.121

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 +794.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +141.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +195.6%
Contains more Folate +404.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 30% 0% 57% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 51% 0% 57%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +794.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +141.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +195.6%
Contains more Folate +404.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Arrowroot Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 12.09g Parsnip
Protein 1.2g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fats 0.3g 0.2g Parsnip
Carbs 17.99g 13.39g Parsnip
Calories 75kcal 65kcal Parsnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.8g g Arrowroot
Fiber 4.9g 1.3g Parsnip
Calcium 36mg 6mg Parsnip
Iron 0.59mg 2.22mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 29mg 25mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 71mg 98mg Arrowroot
Potassium 375mg 454mg Arrowroot
Sodium 10mg 26mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.59mg 0.63mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.12mg 0.121mg Arrowroot
Vitamin A 0IU 19IU Arrowroot
Vitamin E 1.49mg mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 1.9mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.143mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.059mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.292mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.266mg Arrowroot
Folate 67µg 338µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg µg Parsnip
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.039g Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.004g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.092g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Parsnip Arrowroot
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
25
Parsnip
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
31
Arrowroot

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
7%
Parsnip
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
1%
Parsnip
1%
Arrowroot

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot 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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

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. Parsnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170417/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.