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Parsnip vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Parsnip and Jerusalem artichoke

  • Parsnip is richer in Manganese, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Fiber, and Vitamin E , yet Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Jerusalem artichoke is 35% higher.
  • Parsnip contains 225 times more Vitamin K than Jerusalem artichoke. Parsnip contains 22.5µg of Vitamin K, while Jerusalem artichoke contains 0.1µg.

Food types used in this article are Parsnips, raw and Jerusalem-artichokes, 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 +157.1%
Contains more Magnesium +70.6%
Contains more Zinc +391.7%
Contains more Iron +476.3%
Contains more Potassium +14.4%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Equal in Phosphorus - 78
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Magnesium +70.6%
Contains more Zinc +391.7%
Contains more Iron +476.3%
Contains more Potassium +14.4%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Equal in Phosphorus - 78

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 +325%
Contains more Vitamin E +684.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +22400%
Contains more Folate +415.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +85.7%
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 14% 2% 4% 0% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 0% 1% 10%
Contains more Vitamin C +325%
Contains more Vitamin E +684.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +22400%
Contains more Folate +415.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +85.7%

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 Jerusalem artichoke
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 75kcal 73kcal Parsnip
Protein 1.2g 2g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.3g 0.01g Parsnip
Vitamin C 17mg 4mg Parsnip
Net carbs 13.09g 15.84g Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 17.99g 17.44g Parsnip
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.59mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 36mg 14mg Parsnip
Potassium 375mg 429mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 29mg 17mg Parsnip
Sugar 4.8g 9.6g Parsnip
Fiber 4.9g 1.6g Parsnip
Copper 0.12mg 0.14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.59mg 0.12mg Parsnip
Starch g g
Phosphorus 71mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 10mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 0IU 20IU Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 1.49mg 0.19mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.06mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 1.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.397mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.077mg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg 0.1µg Parsnip
Folate 67µg 13µg Parsnip
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.004g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.001g Parsnip
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Fructose g g

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Parsnip Jerusalem artichoke
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
33
Jerusalem artichoke

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
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
1%
Parsnip
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
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. Jerusalem artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169236/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.