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

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 C +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
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 Vitamin K +1630.8%
Contains more Folate +168%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 50% 1% 0% 0% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 0% 4% 19%
Contains more Vitamin C +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
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 Vitamin K +1630.8%
Contains more Folate +168%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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 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

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Parsnip Radish
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?
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.