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Parsnip vs Celeriac - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Parsnip and Celeriac different?

  • Parsnip is higher in Manganese, Folate, Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Copper, however Celeriac is richer in Vitamin K, Phosphorus and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Parsnip is 17% higher.
  • Parsnip contains 8 times more Folate than Celeriac. While Parsnip contains 67µg of Folate, Celeriac contains only 8µg.

Parsnips, raw and Celeriac, raw are the varieties 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
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Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains more Magnesium +45%
Contains more Copper +71.4%
Contains more Zinc +78.8%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Iron +18.6%
Contains more Calcium +19.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +62%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 13% 27% 15% 24% 10% 50% 14%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains more Magnesium +45%
Contains more Copper +71.4%
Contains more Zinc +78.8%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Iron +18.6%
Contains more Calcium +19.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +62%

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 +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +313.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.5%
Contains more Folate +737.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +82.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7
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 27% 0% 8% 0% 13% 14% 14% 22% 39% 0% 103% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +313.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.5%
Contains more Folate +737.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +82.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.7

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
25
Parsnip
20
Celeriac
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
22
Celeriac

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 the food
Protein
7%
Parsnip
9%
Celeriac
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
9%
Celeriac
Fats
1%
Parsnip
1%
Celeriac

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Parsnip Celeriac
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Celeriac
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
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 - 90mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Celeriac
Celeriac contains less Sugars (difference - 3.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Celeriac
Celeriac is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Parsnip Celeriac Opinion
Calories 75 42 Parsnip
Protein 1.2 1.5 Celeriac
Fats 0.3 0.3
Vitamin C 17 8 Parsnip
Carbs 17.99 9.2 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.59 0.7 Celeriac
Calcium 36 43 Celeriac
Potassium 375 300 Parsnip
Magnesium 29 20 Parsnip
Sugars 4.8 1.6 Celeriac
Fiber 4.9 1.8 Parsnip
Copper 0.12 0.07 Parsnip
Zinc 0.59 0.33 Parsnip
Starch
Phosphorus 71 115 Celeriac
Sodium 10 100 Parsnip
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 1.49 0.36 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.05 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.06 Celeriac
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.7
Vitamin B5 0.6 0.352 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.165 Celeriac
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 41 Celeriac
Folate 67 8 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.079 Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112 0.058 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.148 Celeriac
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Celeriac - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170400/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.