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Parsnip vs Radish - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Parsnip and Radish?

  • Parsnip is higher in Manganese, Vitamin K, Fiber, Folate, Vitamin B5, Copper, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1, however Radish is richer in Vitamin E .
  • Parsnip's daily need coverage for Manganese is 21% more.
  • Radish contains 17 times less Vitamin K than Parsnip. Parsnip contains 22.5µg of Vitamin K, while Radish contains 1.3µg.

We used Parsnips, raw and Radishes, raw types in this article.

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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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Radish
Contains more Calcium +44%
Contains more Iron +73.5%
Contains more Magnesium +190%
Contains more Phosphorus +255%
Contains more Potassium +60.9%
Contains less Sodium -74.4%
Contains more Zinc +110.7%
Contains more Copper +140%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 13% 8% 9% 21% 6% 8% 17%
Contains more Calcium +44%
Contains more Iron +73.5%
Contains more Magnesium +190%
Contains more Phosphorus +255%
Contains more Potassium +60.9%
Contains less Sodium -74.4%
Contains more Zinc +110.7%
Contains more Copper +140%

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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Radish
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.8%
Contains more Folate +168%
Contains more Vitamin K +1630.8%
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 1% 0% 0% 50% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 19% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.8%
Contains more Folate +168%
Contains more Vitamin K +1630.8%
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 Radish
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Radish Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 1.8g Parsnip
Protein 1.2g 0.68g Parsnip
Fats 0.3g 0.1g Parsnip
Carbs 17.99g 3.4g Parsnip
Calories 75kcal 16kcal Parsnip
Starch g 0g Radish
Fructose g 0.71g Radish
Sugar 4.8g 1.86g Radish
Fiber 4.9g 1.6g Parsnip
Calcium 36mg 25mg Parsnip
Iron 0.59mg 0.34mg Parsnip
Magnesium 29mg 10mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 71mg 20mg Parsnip
Potassium 375mg 233mg Parsnip
Sodium 10mg 39mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.59mg 0.28mg Parsnip
Copper 0.12mg 0.05mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Radish
Vitamin E 1.49mg 0mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 14.8mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.012mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.039mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.254mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.165mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.071mg Parsnip
Folate 67µg 25µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg 1.3µg Parsnip
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Radish
Threonine mg 0.023mg Radish
Isoleucine mg 0.02mg Radish
Leucine mg 0.031mg Radish
Lysine mg 0.033mg Radish
Methionine mg 0.01mg Radish
Phenylalanine mg 0.036mg Radish
Valine mg 0.035mg Radish
Histidine mg 0.013mg Radish
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.032g Radish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.017g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.048g Radish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Radish
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
10
Radish
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
11
Radish

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%
Radish
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
3%
Radish
Fats
1%
Parsnip
0%
Radish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Radish
Radish is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.94g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Radish
Radish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Radish
Radish is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Radish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169276/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.