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Parsnip vs Shallot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Parsnip and Shallot

  • Parsnip is higher in Vitamin K, Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Folate, Fiber and Vitamin B5, yet Shallot is higher in Vitamin B6 and Iron.
  • Shallot covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 20% more than Parsnip.
  • Parsnip contains 37 times more Vitamin E than Shallot. While Parsnip contains 1.49mg of Vitamin E , Shallot contains only 0.04mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Parsnips, raw and Shallots, 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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Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Copper +36.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Iron +103.4%
Equal in Calcium - 37
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 12% 30% 15% 30% 11% 26% 2%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Copper +36.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Iron +103.4%
Equal in Calcium - 37

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 +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +3625%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +2712.5%
Contains more Folate +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +283.3%
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 27% 1% 1% 0% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 0% 2% 26%
Contains more Vitamin C +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +3625%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +2712.5%
Contains more Folate +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +283.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
25
Parsnip
15
Shallot
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
21
Shallot

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 the food
Protein
7%
Parsnip
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
17%
Shallot
Fats
1%
Parsnip
0%
Shallot

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Parsnip Shallot
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Shallot
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 Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 67)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sugars (difference - 3.07g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Parsnip Shallot Opinion
Calories 75 72 Parsnip
Protein 1.2 2.5 Shallot
Fats 0.3 0.1 Parsnip
Vitamin C 17 8 Parsnip
Carbs 17.99 16.8 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.59 1.2 Shallot
Calcium 36 37 Shallot
Potassium 375 334 Parsnip
Magnesium 29 21 Parsnip
Sugars 4.8 7.87 Parsnip
Fiber 4.9 3.2 Parsnip
Copper 0.12 0.088 Parsnip
Zinc 0.59 0.4 Parsnip
Starch
Phosphorus 71 60 Parsnip
Sodium 10 12 Parsnip
Vitamin A 0 4 Shallot
Vitamin E 1.49 0.04 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.06 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.02 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.2 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6 0.29 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.345 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 0.8 Parsnip
Folate 67 34 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.017 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112 0.014 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.039 Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.028 Shallot
Threonine 0.098 Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106 Shallot
Leucine 0.149 Shallot
Lysine 0.125 Shallot
Methionine 0.027 Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081 Shallot
Valine 0.11 Shallot
Histidine 0.043 Shallot
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.