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Pea vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pea and Parsnip

  • Pea has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Iron, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Copper, and Vitamin B6, however Parsnip has more Vitamin B5, Vitamin E , and Manganese.
  • Pea's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 26% more.
  • Pea has 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Parsnip. Pea has 2.09mg of Vitamin B3, while Parsnip has 0.7mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Peas, green, raw and Parsnips, 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
Pea
6
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Contains more Iron +149.2%
Contains more Magnesium +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +110.2%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains more Calcium +44%
Contains more Potassium +53.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 56% 24% 47% 22% 1% 34% 59%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Contains more Iron +149.2%
Contains more Magnesium +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +110.2%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains more Calcium +44%
Contains more Potassium +53.7%

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
Pea
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +195.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +164%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +198.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +87.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +10.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +1046.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +476.9%
Equal in Folate - 67
Equal in Vitamin K - 22.5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 3% 0% 134% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 49% 0% 62%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +195.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +164%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +198.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +87.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +10.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +1046.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +476.9%
Equal in Folate - 67
Equal in Vitamin K - 22.5

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.
Pea Parsnip
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pea Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 8.75g 13.09g Parsnip
Protein 5.42g 1.2g Pea
Fats 0.4g 0.3g Pea
Carbs 14.45g 17.99g Parsnip
Calories 81kcal 75kcal Pea
Starch g g
Fructose 0.39g g Pea
Sugar 5.67g 4.8g Parsnip
Fiber 5.7g 4.9g Pea
Calcium 25mg 36mg Parsnip
Iron 1.47mg 0.59mg Pea
Magnesium 33mg 29mg Pea
Phosphorus 108mg 71mg Pea
Potassium 244mg 375mg Parsnip
Sodium 5mg 10mg Pea
Zinc 1.24mg 0.59mg Pea
Copper 0.176mg 0.12mg Pea
Vitamin A 765IU 0IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.13mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 40mg 17mg Pea
Vitamin B1 0.266mg 0.09mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.132mg 0.05mg Pea
Vitamin B3 2.09mg 0.7mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.104mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.169mg 0.09mg Pea
Folate 65µg 67µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 24.8µg 22.5µg Pea
Tryptophan 0.037mg mg Pea
Threonine 0.203mg mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.195mg mg Pea
Leucine 0.323mg mg Pea
Lysine 0.317mg mg Pea
Methionine 0.082mg mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.2mg mg Pea
Valine 0.235mg mg Pea
Histidine 0.107mg mg Pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.071g 0.05g Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.035g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.187g 0.047g Pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pea Parsnip
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
39
Pea
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
31
Pea
22
Parsnip

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
33%
Pea
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
18%
Parsnip
Fats
2%
Pea
1%
Parsnip

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pea
Pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.87g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/nutrients
  2. Parsnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170417/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.