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Parsnip vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Parsnip and Zucchini

  • Parsnip is higher in Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin E , Vitamin B5, and Copper, yet Zucchini is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Parsnip covers your daily Manganese needs 17% more than Zucchini.
  • Parsnip contains 12 times more Vitamin E than Zucchini. While Parsnip contains 1.49mg of Vitamin E , Zucchini contains only 0.12mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Parsnips, raw and Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, 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 +125%
Contains more Iron +59.5%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +86.8%
Contains more Potassium +43.7%
Contains more Zinc +84.4%
Contains more Copper +126.4%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +59.5%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +86.8%
Contains more Potassium +43.7%
Contains more Zinc +84.4%
Contains more Copper +126.4%
Contains less Sodium -20%

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 E +1141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.1%
Contains more Folate +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +423.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.1%
Equal in Vitamin C - 17.9
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 12% 3% 0% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin E +1141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.1%
Contains more Folate +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +423.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.1%
Equal in Vitamin C - 17.9

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsnip Zucchini Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 2.11g Parsnip
Protein 1.2g 1.21g Zucchini
Fats 0.3g 0.32g Zucchini
Carbs 17.99g 3.11g Parsnip
Calories 75kcal 17kcal Parsnip
Starch g 0g Zucchini
Fructose g 1.38g Zucchini
Sugar 4.8g 2.5g Zucchini
Fiber 4.9g 1g Parsnip
Calcium 36mg 16mg Parsnip
Iron 0.59mg 0.37mg Parsnip
Magnesium 29mg 18mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 71mg 38mg Parsnip
Potassium 375mg 261mg Parsnip
Sodium 10mg 8mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.59mg 0.32mg Parsnip
Copper 0.12mg 0.053mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 0IU 200IU Zucchini
Vitamin E 1.49mg 0.12mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 17.9mg Zucchini
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.045mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.094mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.451mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.204mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.163mg Zucchini
Folate 67µg 24µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg 4.3µg Parsnip
Tryptophan mg 0.01mg Zucchini
Threonine mg 0.029mg Zucchini
Isoleucine mg 0.044mg Zucchini
Leucine mg 0.071mg Zucchini
Lysine mg 0.067mg Zucchini
Methionine mg 0.018mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine mg 0.043mg Zucchini
Valine mg 0.054mg Zucchini
Histidine mg 0.026mg Zucchini
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.084g Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.112g 0.011g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.091g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Parsnip Zucchini
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
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
22
Parsnip
12
Zucchini

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
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
18%
Parsnip
3%
Zucchini
Fats
1%
Parsnip
1%
Zucchini

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 82)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
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 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 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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.