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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
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Zinc +47.5%
Contains more Copper +36.4%
Contains more Iron +103.4%
Equal in Calcium - 37
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Zinc +47.5%
Contains more Copper +36.4%
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 E +3625%
Contains more Vitamin C +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.9%
Contains more Folate +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +2712.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +283.3%
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% 1% 0% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin E +3625%
Contains more Vitamin C +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.9%
Contains more Folate +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +2712.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +283.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Shallot Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 13.6g Shallot
Protein 1.2g 2.5g Shallot
Fats 0.3g 0.1g Parsnip
Carbs 17.99g 16.8g Parsnip
Calories 75kcal 72kcal Parsnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.8g 7.87g Parsnip
Fiber 4.9g 3.2g Parsnip
Calcium 36mg 37mg Shallot
Iron 0.59mg 1.2mg Shallot
Magnesium 29mg 21mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 71mg 60mg Parsnip
Potassium 375mg 334mg Parsnip
Sodium 10mg 12mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.59mg 0.4mg Parsnip
Copper 0.12mg 0.088mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 0IU 4IU Shallot
Vitamin E 1.49mg 0.04mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 8mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.06mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.02mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.2mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.29mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.345mg Shallot
Folate 67µg 34µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg 0.8µg Parsnip
Tryptophan mg 0.028mg Shallot
Threonine mg 0.098mg Shallot
Isoleucine mg 0.106mg Shallot
Leucine mg 0.149mg Shallot
Lysine mg 0.125mg Shallot
Methionine mg 0.027mg Shallot
Phenylalanine mg 0.081mg Shallot
Valine mg 0.11mg Shallot
Histidine mg 0.043mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.017g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.014g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.039g Parsnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Shallot
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
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 food.
Protein
7%
Parsnip
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
17%
Shallot
Fats
1%
Parsnip
0%
Shallot

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 is lower in Sugar?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.