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Parsnip vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Parsnip and Broccoli different?

  • Parsnip is richer in Manganese, Fiber, and Copper, while Broccoli is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2.
  • Broccoli covers your daily need of Vitamin C 80% more than Parsnip.
  • Parsnip contains 3 times more Manganese than Broccoli. Parsnip contains 0.56mg of Manganese, while Broccoli contains 0.21mg.

Parsnips, raw and Broccoli, 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 Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains less Sodium -69.7%
Contains more Zinc +43.9%
Contains more Copper +144.9%
Contains more Calcium +30.6%
Contains more Iron +23.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 66
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains less Sodium -69.7%
Contains more Zinc +43.9%
Contains more Copper +144.9%
Contains more Calcium +30.6%
Contains more Iron +23.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 66

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 E +91%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +424.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +134%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +351.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.573
Equal in Folate - 63
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 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin E +91%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +424.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +134%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +351.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.573
Equal in Folate - 63

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 4.04g Parsnip
Protein 1.2g 2.82g Broccoli
Fats 0.3g 0.37g Broccoli
Carbs 17.99g 6.64g Parsnip
Calories 75kcal 34kcal Parsnip
Starch g 0g Broccoli
Fructose g 0.68g Broccoli
Sugar 4.8g 1.7g Broccoli
Fiber 4.9g 2.6g Parsnip
Calcium 36mg 47mg Broccoli
Iron 0.59mg 0.73mg Broccoli
Magnesium 29mg 21mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 71mg 66mg Parsnip
Potassium 375mg 316mg Parsnip
Sodium 10mg 33mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.59mg 0.41mg Parsnip
Copper 0.12mg 0.049mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 0IU 623IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 1.49mg 0.78mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 89.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.071mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.639mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.573mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.175mg Broccoli
Folate 67µg 63µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg 101.6µg Broccoli
Tryptophan mg 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine mg 0.088mg Broccoli
Isoleucine mg 0.079mg Broccoli
Leucine mg 0.129mg Broccoli
Lysine mg 0.135mg Broccoli
Methionine mg 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Valine mg 0.125mg Broccoli
Histidine mg 0.059mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.039g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.011g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.038g Parsnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Broccoli
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
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
18
Broccoli

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
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Parsnip
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.