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Potato vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Potato and Parsnip

  • Potato has more Vitamin B6, however Parsnip is richer in Vitamin K, Manganese, Folate, Fiber, Vitamin E and Vitamin B5.
  • Parsnip covers your daily Vitamin K needs 17% more than Potato.
  • Parsnip has 3 times less Vitamin B6 than Potato. Potato has 0.298mg of Vitamin B6, while Parsnip has 0.09mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Potatoes, flesh and skin, 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
Potato
3
:
Contains more Iron +37.3%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Zinc +96.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains more Iron +37.3%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Zinc +96.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.12

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
Potato
4
:
Contains more Vitamin C +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +14800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1025%
Contains more Folate +346.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +14800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1025%
Contains more Folate +346.7%

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
18
Potato
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
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 the food
Protein
12%
Potato
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
18%
Parsnip
Fats
0%
Potato
1%
Parsnip

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.
Potato Parsnip
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index 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
Potato Parsnip
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?
Potato
Potato contains less Sugars (difference - 3.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Potato
Potato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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?
?
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 Potato Parsnip Opinion
Calories 77 75 Potato
Protein 2.05 1.2 Potato
Fats 0.09 0.3 Parsnip
Vitamin C 19.7 17 Potato
Carbs 17.49 17.99 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.81 0.59 Potato
Calcium 12 36 Parsnip
Potassium 425 375 Potato
Magnesium 23 29 Parsnip
Sugars 0.82 4.8 Potato
Fiber 2.1 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.11 0.12 Parsnip
Zinc 0.3 0.59 Parsnip
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 57 71 Parsnip
Sodium 6 10 Potato
Vitamin A 2 0 Potato
Vitamin E 0.01 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.081 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.05 Parsnip
Vitamin B3 1.061 0.7 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295 0.6 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.298 0.09 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 22.5 Parsnip
Folate 15 67 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 0.05 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 0.112 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042 0.047 Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.067 Potato
Isoleucine 0.066 Potato
Leucine 0.098 Potato
Lysine 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081 Potato
Valine 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.035 Potato
Fructose 0.26 Potato

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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.