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Parsnip vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Parsnip and Ginger

  • Parsnip is richer in Vitamin K, Manganese, Folate, Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin E , Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B1, yet Ginger is richer in Copper, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Parsnip is 19% higher.
  • Parsnip contains 6 times more Folate than Ginger. Parsnip contains 67µg of Folate, while Ginger contains 11µg.

Food types used in this article are Parsnips, raw and Ginger root, 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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Ginger
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.8%
Contains less Sodium -23.1%
Contains more Zinc +73.5%
Contains more Magnesium +48.3%
Contains more Potassium +10.7%
Contains more Copper +88.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
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% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.8%
Contains less Sodium -23.1%
Contains more Zinc +73.5%
Contains more Magnesium +48.3%
Contains more Potassium +10.7%
Contains more Copper +88.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.6

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin E +473.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +240%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +195.6%
Contains more Folate +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +22400%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.75
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 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +473.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +240%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +195.6%
Contains more Folate +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +22400%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.75

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 1.2g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.3g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 17.99g 17.77g Parsnip
Calories 75kcal 80kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.8g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 4.9g 2g Parsnip
Calcium 36mg 16mg Parsnip
Iron 0.59mg 0.6mg Ginger
Magnesium 29mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 71mg 34mg Parsnip
Potassium 375mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 10mg 13mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.59mg 0.34mg Parsnip
Copper 0.12mg 0.226mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 1.49mg 0.26mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 5mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.025mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.034mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.203mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.16mg Ginger
Folate 67µg 11µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg 0.1µg Parsnip
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Ginger
Threonine mg 0.036mg Ginger
Isoleucine mg 0.051mg Ginger
Leucine mg 0.074mg Ginger
Lysine mg 0.057mg Ginger
Methionine mg 0.013mg Ginger
Phenylalanine mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine mg 0.03mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.203g Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Ginger
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
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
18%
Ginger
Fats
1%
Parsnip
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.153g)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 87)
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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.