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Parsnip vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Parsnip and Taro?

  • Parsnip is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Manganese, and Vitamin B5, while Taro is higher in Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin E , and Copper.
  • Parsnip's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 18% higher.
  • Taro has 4 times less Vitamin C than Parsnip. Parsnip has 17mg of Vitamin C, while Taro has 4.5mg.

We used Parsnips, raw and Taro, raw types in this comparison.

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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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Taro
Contains more Zinc +156.5%
Contains more Calcium +19.4%
Contains more Magnesium +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains more Potassium +57.6%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.55
Equal in Sodium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Zinc +156.5%
Contains more Calcium +19.4%
Contains more Magnesium +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains more Potassium +57.6%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.55
Equal in Sodium - 11

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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Taro
Contains more Vitamin C +277.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98%
Contains more Folate +204.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2150%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +59.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +214.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.095
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 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +277.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98%
Contains more Folate +204.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2150%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +59.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +214.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.095

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Taro Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 22.36g Taro
Protein 1.2g 1.5g Taro
Fats 0.3g 0.2g Parsnip
Carbs 17.99g 26.46g Taro
Calories 75kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.8g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 4.9g 4.1g Parsnip
Calcium 36mg 43mg Taro
Iron 0.59mg 0.55mg Parsnip
Magnesium 29mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 71mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 375mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 10mg 11mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.59mg 0.23mg Parsnip
Copper 0.12mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 0IU 76IU Taro
Vitamin E 1.49mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 4.5mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.025mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.303mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 67µg 22µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg 1µg Parsnip
Tryptophan mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine mg 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine mg 0.054mg Taro
Leucine mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine mg 0.067mg Taro
Methionine mg 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine mg 0.082mg Taro
Histidine mg 0.034mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.016g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.083g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Taro
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
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
26
Taro

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
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Parsnip
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
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. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/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.