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Parsnip vs Chives - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Parsnip and Chives

  • Parsnip is richer in Fiber, Vitamin E , Manganese, and Vitamin B5, yet Chives are richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Folate, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Chives is 159% higher.
  • Parsnip contains 7 times more Vitamin E than Chives. Parsnip contains 1.49mg of Vitamin E , while Chives contain 0.21mg.

Food types used in this article are Parsnips, raw and Chives, 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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Chives
Contains more Phosphorus +22.4%
Contains more Potassium +26.7%
Contains more Calcium +155.6%
Contains more Iron +171.2%
Contains more Magnesium +44.8%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Copper +30.8%
Equal in Zinc - 0.56
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 60% 30% 25% 27% 1% 16% 53%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.4%
Contains more Potassium +26.7%
Contains more Calcium +155.6%
Contains more Iron +171.2%
Contains more Magnesium +44.8%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Copper +30.8%
Equal in Zinc - 0.56

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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Chives
Contains more Vitamin E +609.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +241.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Folate +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +845.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.647
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 262% 5% 0% 194% 20% 27% 13% 20% 32% 79% 0% 532%
Contains more Vitamin E +609.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +241.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Folate +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +845.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.647

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 Chives
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Chives Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 1.85g Parsnip
Protein 1.2g 3.27g Chives
Fats 0.3g 0.73g Chives
Carbs 17.99g 4.35g Parsnip
Calories 75kcal 30kcal Parsnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.8g 1.85g Chives
Fiber 4.9g 2.5g Parsnip
Calcium 36mg 92mg Chives
Iron 0.59mg 1.6mg Chives
Magnesium 29mg 42mg Chives
Phosphorus 71mg 58mg Parsnip
Potassium 375mg 296mg Parsnip
Sodium 10mg 3mg Chives
Zinc 0.59mg 0.56mg Parsnip
Copper 0.12mg 0.157mg Chives
Vitamin A 0IU 4353IU Chives
Vitamin E 1.49mg 0.21mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 58.1mg Chives
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.078mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.115mg Chives
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.647mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.324mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.138mg Chives
Folate 67µg 105µg Chives
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg 212.7µg Chives
Tryptophan mg 0.037mg Chives
Threonine mg 0.128mg Chives
Isoleucine mg 0.139mg Chives
Leucine mg 0.195mg Chives
Lysine mg 0.163mg Chives
Methionine mg 0.036mg Chives
Phenylalanine mg 0.105mg Chives
Valine mg 0.145mg Chives
Histidine mg 0.057mg Chives
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.146g Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.095g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.267g Chives

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Chives
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
98
Chives
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
30
Chives

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%
Chives
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
4%
Chives
Fats
1%
Parsnip
3%
Chives

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.096g)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chives
Chives is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chives
Chives is lower in glycemic index (difference - 52)
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. Chives - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169994/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.