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Parsnip vs Winter melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Parsnip and Winter melon

  • Winter melon contains less Manganese, Folate, Potassium, Copper, Vitamin B5, Fiber, and Phosphorus than Parsnip.
  • Parsnip's daily need coverage for Manganese is 22% higher.
  • Winter melon contains 63 times less Potassium than Parsnip. Parsnip contains 375mg of Potassium, while Winter melon contains 6mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Parsnip is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Parsnips, raw and Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw.

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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
Contains more Calcium +89.5%
Contains more Iron +47.5%
Contains more Magnesium +190%
Contains more Phosphorus +273.7%
Contains more Potassium +6150%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Copper +421.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.61
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8%
Contains more Calcium +89.5%
Contains more Iron +47.5%
Contains more Magnesium +190%
Contains more Phosphorus +273.7%
Contains more Potassium +6150%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Copper +421.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.61

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 +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +351.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +157.1%
Contains more Folate +1240%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%
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 0% 0% 0% 44% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 4% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +351.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +157.1%
Contains more Folate +1240%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Winter melon Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 0.1g Parsnip
Protein 1.2g 0.4g Parsnip
Fats 0.3g 0.2g Parsnip
Carbs 17.99g 3g Parsnip
Calories 75kcal 13kcal Parsnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.8g g Winter melon
Fiber 4.9g 2.9g Parsnip
Calcium 36mg 19mg Parsnip
Iron 0.59mg 0.4mg Parsnip
Magnesium 29mg 10mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 71mg 19mg Parsnip
Potassium 375mg 6mg Parsnip
Sodium 10mg 111mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.59mg 0.61mg Winter melon
Copper 0.12mg 0.023mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 1.49mg mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 13mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.04mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.11mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.4mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.133mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.035mg Parsnip
Folate 67µg 5µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg µg Parsnip
Tryptophan mg 0.002mg Winter melon
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg 0.009mg Winter melon
Methionine mg 0.003mg Winter melon
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.016g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.037g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.087g Winter melon

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Parsnip Winter melon
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
9
Winter melon
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
9
Winter melon

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
2%
Winter melon
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
3%
Winter melon
Fats
1%
Parsnip
1%
Winter melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 97)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 101mg)
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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.