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Pumpkin vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Pumpkin and Parsnip

  • The amount of Vitamin A, Manganese, Vitamin K, Fiber, Folate, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B5 in Parsnip is higher than in Pumpkin.
  • Pumpkin covers your daily Vitamin A needs 47% more than Parsnip.
  • Pumpkin contains less Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Pumpkin, 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
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Contains more Iron +35.6%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Zinc +84.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 7% 30% 9% 43% 9% 19% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains more Iron +35.6%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Zinc +84.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.4%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1945.5%
Contains more Folate +318.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 30% 511% 22% 0% 13% 26% 12% 18% 15% 0% 3% 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1945.5%
Contains more Folate +318.8%

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
55
Pumpkin
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
18
Pumpkin
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
6%
Pumpkin
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
7%
Pumpkin
18%
Parsnip
Fats
0%
Pumpkin
1%
Parsnip

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.
Pumpkin Parsnip
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Pumpkin 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 is lower in Sugar?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pumpkin Parsnip Opinion
Calories 26 75 Parsnip
Protein 1 1.2 Parsnip
Fats 0.1 0.3 Parsnip
Vitamin C 9 17 Parsnip
Carbs 6.5 17.99 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.59 Pumpkin
Calcium 21 36 Parsnip
Potassium 340 375 Parsnip
Magnesium 12 29 Parsnip
Sugar 2.76 4.8 Pumpkin
Fiber 0.5 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.127 0.12 Pumpkin
Zinc 0.32 0.59 Parsnip
Starch
Phosphorus 44 71 Parsnip
Sodium 1 10 Pumpkin
Vitamin A 8513 0 Pumpkin
Vitamin E 1.06 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.05 Pumpkin
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.7 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.298 0.6 Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.061 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.1 22.5 Parsnip
Folate 16 67 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.052 0.05 Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.112 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.005 0.047 Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.012 Pumpkin
Threonine 0.029 Pumpkin
Isoleucine 0.031 Pumpkin
Leucine 0.046 Pumpkin
Lysine 0.054 Pumpkin
Methionine 0.011 Pumpkin
Phenylalanine 0.032 Pumpkin
Valine 0.035 Pumpkin
Histidine 0.016 Pumpkin
Fructose

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. Pumpkin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168448/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.