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Parsnip vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Parsnip and Potato

  • Parsnip has more Vitamin K, Manganese, Folate, Fiber, Vitamin E , and Vitamin B5, however Potato is richer in Vitamin B6.
  • Parsnip covers your daily Vitamin K needs 17% more than Potato.
  • Potato has 149 times less Vitamin E than Parsnip. Parsnip has 1.49mg of Vitamin E , while Potato has 0.01mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Parsnips, raw and Potatoes, flesh and skin, 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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Potato
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Zinc +96.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.6%
Contains more Iron +37.3%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Equal in Copper - 0.11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Zinc +96.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.6%
Contains more Iron +37.3%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Equal in Copper - 0.11

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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4
Potato
Contains more Vitamin E +14800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1025%
Contains more Folate +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.081
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 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
Contains more Vitamin E +14800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1025%
Contains more Folate +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.081

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
18
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
20
Potato

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%
Potato
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
17%
Potato
Fats
1%
Parsnip
0%
Potato

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

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Parsnip Potato
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 lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Potato
Potato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Potato Opinion
Calories 75 77 Potato
Protein 1.2 2.05 Potato
Fats 0.3 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin C 17 19.7 Potato
Carbs 17.99 17.49 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.59 0.81 Potato
Calcium 36 12 Parsnip
Potassium 375 425 Potato
Magnesium 29 23 Parsnip
Sugar 4.8 0.82 Potato
Fiber 4.9 2.1 Parsnip
Copper 0.12 0.11 Parsnip
Zinc 0.59 0.3 Parsnip
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 71 57 Parsnip
Sodium 10 6 Potato
Vitamin A 0 2 Potato
Vitamin E 1.49 0.01 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.081 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.032 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7 1.061 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.6 0.295 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.298 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 2 Parsnip
Folate 67 15 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.025 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112 0.002 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.042 Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.067 Potato
Isoleucine 0.066 Potato
Leucine 0.098 Potato
Lysine 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081 Potato
Valine 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.035 Potato
Fructose 0.26 Potato

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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.