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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 Calcium +260%
Contains more Iron +118.5%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +195.8%
Contains more Potassium +58.2%
Contains more Zinc +247.1%
Contains more Copper +103.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Iron +118.5%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +195.8%
Contains more Potassium +58.2%
Contains more Zinc +247.1%
Contains more Copper +103.4%
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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1
Tomato
Contains more Vitamin E +175.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +24.1%
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 Folate +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +184.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
Contains more Vitamin E +175.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +24.1%
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 Folate +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +184.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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 Tomato
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Tomato Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 2.69g Parsnip
Protein 1.2g 0.88g Parsnip
Fats 0.3g 0.2g Parsnip
Carbs 17.99g 3.89g Parsnip
Calories 75kcal 18kcal Parsnip
Starch g 0g Tomato
Fructose g 1.37g Tomato
Sugar 4.8g 2.63g Tomato
Fiber 4.9g 1.2g Parsnip
Calcium 36mg 10mg Parsnip
Iron 0.59mg 0.27mg Parsnip
Magnesium 29mg 11mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 71mg 24mg Parsnip
Potassium 375mg 237mg Parsnip
Sodium 10mg 5mg Tomato
Zinc 0.59mg 0.17mg Parsnip
Copper 0.12mg 0.059mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 0IU 833IU Tomato
Vitamin E 1.49mg 0.54mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 13.7mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.037mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.019mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.594mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.089mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.08mg Parsnip
Folate 67µg 15µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg 7.9µg Parsnip
Tryptophan mg 0.006mg Tomato
Threonine mg 0.027mg Tomato
Isoleucine mg 0.018mg Tomato
Leucine mg 0.025mg Tomato
Lysine mg 0.027mg Tomato
Methionine mg 0.006mg Tomato
Phenylalanine mg 0.027mg Tomato
Valine mg 0.018mg Tomato
Histidine mg 0.014mg Tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.028g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.031g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.083g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Tomato
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
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 food.
Protein
7%
Parsnip
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
4%
Tomato
Fats
1%
Parsnip
1%
Tomato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (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 - 74)
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)

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. 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.