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Parsnip vs Cassava - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Parsnip and Cassava

  • Cassava has less Vitamin K, Fiber, Folate, Vitamin B5, Vitamin E , Manganese, and Phosphorus.
  • Parsnip's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 17% more.
  • Parsnip has 8 times more Vitamin E than Cassava. Parsnip has 1.49mg of Vitamin E , while Cassava has 0.19mg.
  • Cassava is lower in Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Parsnips, raw and Cassava, 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
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Contains more Iron +118.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +38.4%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Copper +20%
Contains more Zinc +73.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +163%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 24% 15% 34% 10% 12% 2%
Contains more Iron +118.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +38.4%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Copper +20%
Contains more Zinc +73.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +163%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%

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 E +684.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +460.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1084.2%
Contains more Folate +148.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.087
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.048
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.088
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 69% 1% 4% 0% 22% 12% 17% 7% 21% 0% 5% 21%
Contains more Vitamin E +684.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +460.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1084.2%
Contains more Folate +148.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.087
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.048
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.088

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
14
Cassava
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
14
Cassava

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
8%
Cassava
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
38%
Cassava
Fats
1%
Parsnip
1%
Cassava

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

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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 - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 Sugar?
Cassava
Cassava is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cassava
Cassava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
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 Cassava Opinion
Calories 75 160 Cassava
Protein 1.2 1.36 Cassava
Fats 0.3 0.28 Parsnip
Vitamin C 17 20.6 Cassava
Carbs 17.99 38.06 Cassava
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.59 0.27 Parsnip
Calcium 36 16 Parsnip
Potassium 375 271 Parsnip
Magnesium 29 21 Parsnip
Sugar 4.8 1.7 Cassava
Fiber 4.9 1.8 Parsnip
Copper 0.12 0.1 Parsnip
Zinc 0.59 0.34 Parsnip
Starch
Phosphorus 71 27 Parsnip
Sodium 10 14 Parsnip
Vitamin A 0 13 Cassava
Vitamin E 1.49 0.19 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.087 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.048 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.854 Cassava
Vitamin B5 0.6 0.107 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.088 Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 1.9 Parsnip
Folate 67 27 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.074 Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112 0.075 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.048 Cassava
Tryptophan 0.019 Cassava
Threonine 0.028 Cassava
Isoleucine 0.027 Cassava
Leucine 0.039 Cassava
Lysine 0.044 Cassava
Methionine 0.011 Cassava
Phenylalanine 0.026 Cassava
Valine 0.035 Cassava
Histidine 0.02 Cassava
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. Cassava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169985/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.