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Parsnip vs Summer squash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Parsnip and Summer squash different?

  • Parsnip is higher in Manganese, Vitamin K, Fiber, Folate, Vitamin E , Vitamin B5 and Copper, however Summer squash is richer in Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Parsnip is 17% higher.
  • Parsnip contains 12 times more Vitamin E than Summer squash. While Parsnip contains 1.49mg of Vitamin E , Summer squash contains only 0.12mg.

Parsnips, raw and Squash, summer, all varieties, raw are the varieties used 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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Contains more Iron +68.6%
Contains more Calcium +140%
Contains more Potassium +43.1%
Contains more Magnesium +70.6%
Contains more Copper +135.3%
Contains more Zinc +103.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +86.8%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Contains more Iron +68.6%
Contains more Calcium +140%
Contains more Potassium +43.1%
Contains more Magnesium +70.6%
Contains more Copper +135.3%
Contains more Zinc +103.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +86.8%
Contains less Sodium -80%

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 +1141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +287.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +650%
Contains more Folate +131%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +184%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.2%
Equal in Vitamin C - 17
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 57% 12% 3% 0% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 0% 8% 22%
Contains more Vitamin E +1141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +287.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +650%
Contains more Folate +131%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +184%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.2%
Equal in Vitamin C - 17

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
18
Summer squash
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
12
Summer squash

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
7%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
3%
Summer squash
Fats
1%
Parsnip
1%
Summer squash

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 Summer squash
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Summer squash
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 contains less Sugars?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sugars (difference - 2.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 84)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Summer squash Opinion
Calories 75 16 Parsnip
Protein 1.2 1.21 Summer squash
Fats 0.3 0.18 Parsnip
Vitamin C 17 17
Carbs 17.99 3.35 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.59 0.35 Parsnip
Calcium 36 15 Parsnip
Potassium 375 262 Parsnip
Magnesium 29 17 Parsnip
Sugars 4.8 2.2 Summer squash
Fiber 4.9 1.1 Parsnip
Copper 0.12 0.051 Parsnip
Zinc 0.59 0.29 Parsnip
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Phosphorus 71 38 Parsnip
Sodium 10 2 Summer squash
Vitamin A 0 200 Summer squash
Vitamin E 1.49 0.12 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.048 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.142 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.487 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6 0.155 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.218 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 3 Parsnip
Folate 67 29 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.044 Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112 0.016 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.089 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011 Summer squash
Threonine 0.028 Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.042 Summer squash
Leucine 0.069 Summer squash
Lysine 0.065 Summer squash
Methionine 0.017 Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041 Summer squash
Valine 0.053 Summer squash
Histidine 0.025 Summer squash
Fructose 0.95 Summer squash

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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.