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Parsnip vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Parsnip and Beetroot different?

  • Parsnip is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Manganese, Vitamin E , Vitamin B5, and Fiber, while Beetroot is higher in Folate.
  • Parsnip covers your daily need of Vitamin K 19% more than Beetroot.
  • Parsnip contains 37 times more Vitamin E than Beetroot. Parsnip contains 1.49mg of Vitamin E , while Beetroot contains 0.04mg.

Parsnips, raw and Beets, 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 +125%
Contains more Potassium +15.4%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Copper +60%
Contains more Zinc +68.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.5%
Contains less Sodium -87.2%
Contains more Iron +35.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +15.4%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Copper +60%
Contains more Zinc +68.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.5%
Contains less Sodium -87.2%
Contains more Iron +35.6%

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 +246.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +3625%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +287.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +11150%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +62.7%
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 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Contains more Vitamin C +246.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +3625%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +287.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +11150%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +62.7%

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
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
18
Beetroot

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
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
10%
Beetroot
Fats
1%
Parsnip
1%
Beetroot

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

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Parsnip Beetroot
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 is lower in Sugar?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 68mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Beetroot Opinion
Calories 75 43 Parsnip
Protein 1.2 1.61 Beetroot
Fats 0.3 0.17 Parsnip
Vitamin C 17 4.9 Parsnip
Net carbs 13.09000015258789 6.760000228881836 Parsnip
Carbs 17.99 9.56 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.59 0.8 Beetroot
Calcium 36 16 Parsnip
Potassium 375 325 Parsnip
Magnesium 29 23 Parsnip
Sugar 4.8 6.76 Parsnip
Fiber 4.9 2.8 Parsnip
Copper 0.12 0.075 Parsnip
Zinc 0.59 0.35 Parsnip
Starch
Phosphorus 71 40 Parsnip
Sodium 10 78 Parsnip
Vitamin A 0 33 Beetroot
Vitamin E 1.49 0.04 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.031 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.04 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.334 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6 0.155 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.067 Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 0.2 Parsnip
Folate 67 109 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.027 Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112 0.032 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.06 Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.019 Beetroot
Threonine 0.047 Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048 Beetroot
Leucine 0.068 Beetroot
Lysine 0.058 Beetroot
Methionine 0.018 Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046 Beetroot
Valine 0.056 Beetroot
Histidine 0.021 Beetroot
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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.