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Shallot vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Shallot and Parsnip

  • Shallot is higher in Vitamin B6, and Iron, yet Parsnip is higher in Vitamin K, Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Folate, Fiber, and Vitamin B5.
  • Shallot covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 20% more than Parsnip.
  • Shallot contains 2 times more Iron than Parsnip. While Shallot contains 1.2mg of Iron, Parsnip contains only 0.59mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Shallots, 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
Contains more Iron +103.4%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Zinc +47.5%
Contains more Copper +36.4%
Equal in Calcium - 36
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Contains more Iron +103.4%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Zinc +47.5%
Contains more Copper +36.4%
Equal in Calcium - 36

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 B6 +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +3625%
Contains more Vitamin C +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.9%
Contains more Folate +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +2712.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 2%
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 B6 +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +3625%
Contains more Vitamin C +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.9%
Contains more Folate +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +2712.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shallot Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 13.6g 13.09g Shallot
Protein 2.5g 1.2g Shallot
Fats 0.1g 0.3g Parsnip
Carbs 16.8g 17.99g Parsnip
Calories 72kcal 75kcal Parsnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 7.87g 4.8g Parsnip
Fiber 3.2g 4.9g Parsnip
Calcium 37mg 36mg Shallot
Iron 1.2mg 0.59mg Shallot
Magnesium 21mg 29mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 60mg 71mg Parsnip
Potassium 334mg 375mg Parsnip
Sodium 12mg 10mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.4mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Copper 0.088mg 0.12mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 4IU 0IU Shallot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8mg 17mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.05mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.7mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.29mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.345mg 0.09mg Shallot
Folate 34µg 67µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.8µg 22.5µg Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.028mg mg Shallot
Threonine 0.098mg mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106mg mg Shallot
Leucine 0.149mg mg Shallot
Lysine 0.125mg mg Shallot
Methionine 0.027mg mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081mg mg Shallot
Valine 0.11mg mg Shallot
Histidine 0.043mg mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.05g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.047g Parsnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shallot 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
15
Shallot
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
21
Shallot
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
15%
Shallot
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
18%
Parsnip
Fats
0%
Shallot
1%
Parsnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 67)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.07g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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)
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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.