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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 Potassium +21.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Equal in Copper - 0.121
Equal in Zinc - 0.63
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains less Sodium -61.5%
Contains more Iron +276.3%
Contains more Potassium +21.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Equal in Copper - 0.121
Equal in Zinc - 0.63

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 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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
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 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 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

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Parsnip Arrowroot
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 - 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 - 83)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Arrowroot Opinion
Calories 75 65 Parsnip
Protein 1.2 4.24 Arrowroot
Fats 0.3 0.2 Parsnip
Vitamin C 17 1.9 Parsnip
Net carbs 13.09000015258789 12.09000015258789 Parsnip
Carbs 17.99 13.39 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.59 2.22 Arrowroot
Calcium 36 6 Parsnip
Potassium 375 454 Arrowroot
Magnesium 29 25 Parsnip
Sugar 4.8 Arrowroot
Fiber 4.9 1.3 Parsnip
Copper 0.12 0.121 Arrowroot
Zinc 0.59 0.63 Arrowroot
Starch
Phosphorus 71 98 Arrowroot
Sodium 10 26 Parsnip
Vitamin A 0 19 Arrowroot
Vitamin E 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.143 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.059 Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.7 1.693 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.6 0.292 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.266 Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 Parsnip
Folate 67 338 Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.039 Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112 0.004 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.092 Arrowroot
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
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Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
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. 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.