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Parsnip vs Brussels sprout - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Parsnip and Brussels sprout?

  • Parsnip is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B5, and Copper, while Brussels sprout is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, and Vitamin B6.
  • Brussels sprout's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 129% higher.
  • Brussels sprout has 2 times less Vitamin B5 than Parsnip. Parsnip has 0.6mg of Vitamin B5, while Brussels sprout has 0.309mg.

We used Parsnips, raw and Brussels sprouts, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +40.5%
Contains more Copper +71.4%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +137.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 69
Equal in Potassium - 389
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +40.5%
Contains more Copper +71.4%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +137.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 69
Equal in Potassium - 389

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 +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +686.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.745
Equal in Folate - 61
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 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 443%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +686.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.745
Equal in Folate - 61

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Brussels sprout Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 5.15g Parsnip
Protein 1.2g 3.38g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3g 0.3g
Carbs 17.99g 8.95g Parsnip
Calories 75kcal 43kcal Parsnip
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.93g Brussels sprout
Sugar 4.8g 2.2g Brussels sprout
Fiber 4.9g 3.8g Parsnip
Calcium 36mg 42mg Brussels sprout
Iron 0.59mg 1.4mg Brussels sprout
Magnesium 29mg 23mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 71mg 69mg Parsnip
Potassium 375mg 389mg Brussels sprout
Sodium 10mg 25mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.59mg 0.42mg Parsnip
Copper 0.12mg 0.07mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 0IU 754IU Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 1.49mg 0.88mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 85mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.139mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.09mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.745mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.309mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.219mg Brussels sprout
Folate 67µg 61µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg 177µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan mg 0.037mg Brussels sprout
Threonine mg 0.12mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine mg 0.132mg Brussels sprout
Leucine mg 0.152mg Brussels sprout
Lysine mg 0.154mg Brussels sprout
Methionine mg 0.032mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine mg 0.098mg Brussels sprout
Valine mg 0.155mg Brussels sprout
Histidine mg 0.076mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.062g Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.023g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 153g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Brussels sprout
Low Fats diet Equal
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
81
Brussels sprout
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
23
Brussels sprout

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
20%
Brussels sprout
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
9%
Brussels sprout
Fats
1%
Parsnip
1%
Brussels sprout

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in glycemic index (difference - 97)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.6g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.