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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" charts 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%
Contains more Manganese +91.8%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Equal in Calcium - 36
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30% 39% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40% 74% 10%
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%
Contains more Manganese +91.8%
Contains more Selenium +50%
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" charts 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 Choline Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 7% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 30% 0% 57% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 51% 0% 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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +108.3%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Other +22.5%
Equal in Carbs - 17.99
Equal in Water - 79.53
3% 17% 80%
Protein: 2.5 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 16.8 g
Water: 79.8 g
Other: 0.8 g
18% 80%
Protein: 1.2 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 17.99 g
Water: 79.53 g
Other: 0.98 g
Contains more Protein +108.3%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Other +22.5%
Equal in Carbs - 17.99
Equal in Water - 79.53

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -66%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +700%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +20.5%
24% 20% 56%
Saturated Fat: 0.017 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
24% 54% 22%
Saturated Fat: 0.05 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.112 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.047 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -66%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +700%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +20.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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 minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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
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
Manganese 0.292mg 0.56mg Parsnip
Selenium 1.2µg 1.8µg Parsnip
Vitamin A 4IU 0IU Shallot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 1.49mg Parsnip
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
Choline 11.3mg Shallot
Vitamin K 0.8µg 22.5µg Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.028mg Shallot
Threonine 0.098mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106mg Shallot
Leucine 0.149mg Shallot
Lysine 0.125mg Shallot
Methionine 0.027mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081mg Shallot
Valine 0.11mg Shallot
Histidine 0.043mg Shallot
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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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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Shallot
23%
Parsnip
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Shallot
26%
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 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)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.