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Parsnip vs Seaweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Parsnip and Seaweed

  • Parsnip has more Manganese, Vitamin C, Fiber, and Potassium, however Seaweed is higher in Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, and Calcium.
  • Seaweed covers your daily need of Vitamin K 36% more than Parsnip.
  • Parsnip has 6 times more Vitamin C than Seaweed. While Parsnip has 17mg of Vitamin C, Seaweed has only 3mg.
  • Parsnip has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Parsnips, raw and Seaweed, kelp, 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 Potassium +321.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Contains more Iron +383.1%
Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +317.2%
Contains more Zinc +108.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.13
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Contains more Potassium +321.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Contains more Iron +383.1%
Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +317.2%
Contains more Zinc +108.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.13

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 +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4400%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +193.3%
Contains more Folate +168.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.642
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 10% 7% 18% 0% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 0% 166% 135%
Contains more Vitamin C +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4400%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +193.3%
Contains more Folate +168.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.642

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Seaweed Opinion
Calories 75kcal 43kcal Parsnip
Protein 1.2g 1.68g Seaweed
Fats 0.3g 0.56g Seaweed
Vitamin C 17mg 3mg Parsnip
Net carbs 13.09g 8.27g Parsnip
Carbs 17.99g 9.57g Parsnip
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.59mg 2.85mg Seaweed
Calcium 36mg 168mg Seaweed
Potassium 375mg 89mg Parsnip
Magnesium 29mg 121mg Seaweed
Sugar 4.8g 0.6g Seaweed
Fiber 4.9g 1.3g Parsnip
Copper 0.12mg 0.13mg Seaweed
Zinc 0.59mg 1.23mg Seaweed
Starch g g
Phosphorus 71mg 42mg Parsnip
Sodium 10mg 233mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 0IU 116IU Seaweed
Vitamin E 1.49mg 0.87mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.05mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.15mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.47mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.642mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.002mg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg 66µg Seaweed
Folate 67µg 180µg Seaweed
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.247g Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.098g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.047g
Tryptophan mg 0.048mg Seaweed
Threonine mg 0.055mg Seaweed
Isoleucine mg 0.076mg Seaweed
Leucine mg 0.083mg Seaweed
Lysine mg 0.082mg Seaweed
Methionine mg 0.025mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine mg 0.043mg Seaweed
Valine mg 0.072mg Seaweed
Histidine mg 0.024mg Seaweed
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Seaweed
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
36
Seaweed
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
47
Seaweed

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
10%
Seaweed
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
10%
Seaweed
Fats
1%
Parsnip
3%
Seaweed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 97)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 223mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.197g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/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.