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Parsnip vs Vegetable - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Parsnip and Vegetable

  • Parsnip has more Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B5, Manganese, Vitamin E and Potassium, however Vegetable has more Vitamin A and Vitamin B2.
  • Vegetable's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 24% more.
  • Parsnip has 5 times more Vitamin C than Vegetable. Parsnip has 17mg of Vitamin C, while Vegetable has 3.2mg.
  • Vegetable is lower in Sugars.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Parsnips, raw and Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt.

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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 Calcium +44%
Contains more Potassium +121.9%
Contains more Magnesium +31.8%
Contains more Copper +44.6%
Contains more Zinc +20.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.2%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +39%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 8% 15% 16% 28% 14% 22% 5%
Contains more Calcium +44%
Contains more Potassium +121.9%
Contains more Magnesium +31.8%
Contains more Copper +44.6%
Contains more Zinc +20.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.2%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +39%

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 C +431.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +292.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%
Contains more Folate +252.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.6%
Equal in Vitamin K - 23.5
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 11% 257% 8% 0% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 0% 59% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +431.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +292.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%
Contains more Folate +252.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.6%
Equal in Vitamin K - 23.5

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
36
Vegetable
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
17
Vegetable

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
17%
Vegetable
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
13%
Vegetable
Fats
1%
Parsnip
1%
Vegetable

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Parsnip Vegetable
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?
Vegetable
Vegetable contains less Sugars (difference - 1.68g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in glycemic index (difference - 52)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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 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 Vegetable Opinion
Calories 75 65 Parsnip
Protein 1.2 2.86 Vegetable
Fats 0.3 0.15 Parsnip
Vitamin C 17 3.2 Parsnip
Carbs 17.99 13.09 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.59 0.82 Vegetable
Calcium 36 25 Parsnip
Potassium 375 169 Parsnip
Magnesium 29 22 Parsnip
Sugars 4.8 3.12 Vegetable
Fiber 4.9 4.4 Parsnip
Copper 0.12 0.083 Parsnip
Zinc 0.59 0.49 Parsnip
Starch
Phosphorus 71 51 Parsnip
Sodium 10 35 Parsnip
Vitamin A 0 4277 Vegetable
Vitamin E 1.49 0.38 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.071 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.12 Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.851 Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.6 0.151 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.074 Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 23.5 Vegetable
Folate 67 19 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.031 Vegetable
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112 0.01 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.072 Vegetable
Tryptophan 0.029 Vegetable
Threonine 0.115 Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.139 Vegetable
Leucine 0.19 Vegetable
Lysine 0.17 Vegetable
Methionine 0.034 Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.12 Vegetable
Valine 0.149 Vegetable
Histidine 0.073 Vegetable
Fructose

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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.