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Parsnip vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Parsnip and Tomato?

  • The amount of Manganese, Fiber, Folate, Vitamin K, Vitamin B5, Copper, Phosphorus and Vitamin E in Parsnip is higher than in Tomato.
  • Parsnip's daily need coverage for Manganese is 19% more.
  • Tomato contains 7 times less Vitamin B5 than Parsnip. Parsnip contains 0.6mg of Vitamin B5, while Tomato contains 0.089mg.

We used Parsnips, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average types 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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1
Tomato
Contains more Iron +118.5%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Potassium +58.2%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Copper +103.4%
Contains more Zinc +247.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +195.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +118.5%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Potassium +58.2%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Copper +103.4%
Contains more Zinc +247.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +195.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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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Tomato
Contains more Vitamin C +24.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +175.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +143.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +574.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +184.8%
Contains more Folate +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +24.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +175.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +143.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +574.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +184.8%
Contains more Folate +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
10
Tomato

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
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
4%
Tomato
Fats
1%
Parsnip
1%
Tomato

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Tomato
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?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sugars (difference - 2.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 59)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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 Tomato Opinion
Calories 75 18 Parsnip
Protein 1.2 0.88 Parsnip
Fats 0.3 0.2 Parsnip
Vitamin C 17 13.7 Parsnip
Carbs 17.99 3.89 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.59 0.27 Parsnip
Calcium 36 10 Parsnip
Potassium 375 237 Parsnip
Magnesium 29 11 Parsnip
Sugars 4.8 2.63 Tomato
Fiber 4.9 1.2 Parsnip
Copper 0.12 0.059 Parsnip
Zinc 0.59 0.17 Parsnip
Starch 0 Tomato
Phosphorus 71 24 Parsnip
Sodium 10 5 Tomato
Vitamin A 0 833 Tomato
Vitamin E 1.49 0.54 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.037 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.019 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.594 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6 0.089 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.08 Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 7.9 Parsnip
Folate 67 15 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.028 Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112 0.031 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.083 Tomato
Tryptophan 0.006 Tomato
Threonine 0.027 Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018 Tomato
Leucine 0.025 Tomato
Lysine 0.027 Tomato
Methionine 0.006 Tomato
Phenylalanine 0.027 Tomato
Valine 0.018 Tomato
Histidine 0.014 Tomato
Fructose 1.37 Tomato

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.