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Parsnip vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Parsnip and Cucumber

  • Cucumber has less Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin E , Copper, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Vitamin B1 than Parsnip.
  • Parsnip covers your daily need of Manganese 21% more than Cucumber.
  • Parsnip has 50 times more Vitamin E than Cucumber. While Parsnip has 1.49mg of Vitamin E , Cucumber has only 0.03mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Parsnips, raw and Cucumber, with peel, 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
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +110.7%
Contains more Magnesium +123.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +195.8%
Contains more Potassium +155.1%
Contains more Zinc +195%
Contains more Copper +192.7%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +110.7%
Contains more Magnesium +123.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +195.8%
Contains more Potassium +155.1%
Contains more Zinc +195%
Contains more Copper +192.7%
Contains less Sodium -80%

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 +4866.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +507.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +131.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Contains more Folate +857.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +37.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 41%
Contains more Vitamin E +4866.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +507.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +131.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Contains more Folate +857.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +37.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 3.13g Parsnip
Protein 1.2g 0.65g Parsnip
Fats 0.3g 0.11g Parsnip
Carbs 17.99g 3.63g Parsnip
Calories 75kcal 15kcal Parsnip
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 4.8g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 4.9g 0.5g Parsnip
Calcium 36mg 16mg Parsnip
Iron 0.59mg 0.28mg Parsnip
Magnesium 29mg 13mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 71mg 24mg Parsnip
Potassium 375mg 147mg Parsnip
Sodium 10mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.59mg 0.2mg Parsnip
Copper 0.12mg 0.041mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 0IU 105IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 1.49mg 0.03mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 2.8mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.027mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.033mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.098mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.259mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.04mg Parsnip
Folate 67µg 7µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg 16.4µg Parsnip
Tryptophan mg 0.005mg Cucumber
Threonine mg 0.019mg Cucumber
Isoleucine mg 0.021mg Cucumber
Leucine mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Lysine mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Methionine mg 0.006mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine mg 0.019mg Cucumber
Valine mg 0.022mg Cucumber
Histidine mg 0.01mg Cucumber
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.037g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.005g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.032g Parsnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Cucumber
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
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
8
Cucumber

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
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Parsnip
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 76)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.