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Parsnip vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Parsnip and Onion

  • The amount of Manganese, Vitamin K, Fiber, Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin B5, Copper, Potassium, and Phosphorus in Parsnip is higher than in Onion.
  • Parsnip covers your daily Manganese needs 19% more than Onion.
  • Onion has 75 times less Vitamin E than Parsnip. Parsnip has 1.49mg of Vitamin E , while Onion has 0.02mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Parsnips, raw and Onions, 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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1
Onion
Contains more Iron +181%
Contains more Calcium +56.5%
Contains more Potassium +156.8%
Contains more Magnesium +190%
Contains more Copper +207.7%
Contains more Zinc +247.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.8%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Contains more Iron +181%
Contains more Calcium +56.5%
Contains more Potassium +156.8%
Contains more Magnesium +190%
Contains more Copper +207.7%
Contains more Zinc +247.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.8%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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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Onion
Contains more Vitamin C +129.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +7350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +387.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +5525%
Contains more Folate +252.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
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 25% 1% 1% 0% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 0% 1% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +129.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +7350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +387.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +5525%
Contains more Folate +252.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%

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
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
8
Onion

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
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Parsnip
0%
Onion

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 Onion
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

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Parsnip Onion
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Onion
Onion is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.56g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion
Onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 82)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Onion Opinion
Calories 75 40 Parsnip
Protein 1.2 1.1 Parsnip
Fats 0.3 0.1 Parsnip
Vitamin C 17 7.4 Parsnip
Net carbs 13.09000015258789 7.639999866485596 Parsnip
Carbs 17.99 9.34 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.59 0.21 Parsnip
Calcium 36 23 Parsnip
Potassium 375 146 Parsnip
Magnesium 29 10 Parsnip
Sugar 4.8 4.24 Onion
Fiber 4.9 1.7 Parsnip
Copper 0.12 0.039 Parsnip
Zinc 0.59 0.17 Parsnip
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 71 29 Parsnip
Sodium 10 4 Onion
Vitamin A 0 2 Onion
Vitamin E 1.49 0.02 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.046 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.027 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.116 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6 0.123 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.12 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 0.4 Parsnip
Folate 67 19 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.042 Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112 0.013 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.017 Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.021 Onion
Isoleucine 0.014 Onion
Leucine 0.025 Onion
Lysine 0.039 Onion
Methionine 0.002 Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025 Onion
Valine 0.021 Onion
Histidine 0.014 Onion
Fructose 1.29 Onion

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. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.