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Seaweed vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Seaweed and Parsnip

  • Seaweed has more Vitamin K, Iron, Folate, Magnesium and Calcium, however Parsnip is higher in Manganese, Vitamin C, Fiber and Potassium.
  • Seaweed covers your daily need of Vitamin K 36% more than Parsnip.
  • Seaweed has 23 times more Sodium than Parsnip. While Seaweed has 233mg of Sodium, Parsnip has only 10mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Seaweed, kelp, 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 +383.1%
Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +317.2%
Contains more Zinc +108.5%
Contains more Potassium +321.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains more Iron +383.1%
Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +317.2%
Contains more Zinc +108.5%
Contains more Potassium +321.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
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 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +193.3%
Contains more Folate +168.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4400%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.6
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 7% 18% 0% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 0% 166% 135%
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 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +193.3%
Contains more Folate +168.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4400%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.6

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
36
Seaweed
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
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
10%
Seaweed
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
18%
Parsnip
Fats
3%
Seaweed
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.
Seaweed Parsnip
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Seaweed 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?
Seaweed
Seaweed contains less Sugars (difference - 4.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 97)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 223mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.197g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Seaweed Parsnip Opinion
Calories 43 75 Parsnip
Protein 1.68 1.2 Seaweed
Fats 0.56 0.3 Seaweed
Vitamin C 3 17 Parsnip
Carbs 9.57 17.99 Parsnip
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.85 0.59 Seaweed
Calcium 168 36 Seaweed
Potassium 89 375 Parsnip
Magnesium 121 29 Seaweed
Sugars 0.6 4.8 Seaweed
Fiber 1.3 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.13 0.12 Seaweed
Zinc 1.23 0.59 Seaweed
Starch
Phosphorus 42 71 Parsnip
Sodium 233 10 Parsnip
Vitamin A 116 0 Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.05 Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.7 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.6 Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 66 22.5 Seaweed
Folate 180 67 Seaweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.247 0.05 Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098 0.112 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.047
Tryptophan 0.048 Seaweed
Threonine 0.055 Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076 Seaweed
Leucine 0.083 Seaweed
Lysine 0.082 Seaweed
Methionine 0.025 Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043 Seaweed
Valine 0.072 Seaweed
Histidine 0.024 Seaweed
Fructose

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. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/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.