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Sweet potato vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Sweet potato and Parsnip

  • Sweet potato is higher in Vitamin B6, yet Parsnip is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin E , and Fiber.
  • Sweet potato covers your daily Vitamin A needs 79% more than Parsnip.
  • Sweet potato contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Parsnip. While Sweet potato contains 0.209mg of Vitamin B6, Parsnip contains only 0.09mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Sweet potato, raw, unprepared 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 Copper +25.8%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +11.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains more Zinc +96.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.59
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains more Copper +25.8%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +11.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains more Zinc +96.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.59

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 +22%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +608.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +473.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1150%
Contains more Folate +509.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
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 +22%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +608.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +473.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1150%
Contains more Folate +509.1%

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
85
Sweet potato
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet 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 food.
Protein
9%
Sweet potato
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
18%
Parsnip
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
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.
Sweet potato Parsnip
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Sweet 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 is lower in Sugar?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.62g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 45mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Parsnip Opinion
Calories 86 75 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 1.2 Sweet potato
Fats 0.05 0.3 Parsnip
Vitamin C 2.4 17 Parsnip
Net carbs 17.1200008392334 13.09000015258789 Sweet potato
Carbs 20.12 17.99 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 0.59 Sweet potato
Calcium 30 36 Parsnip
Potassium 337 375 Parsnip
Magnesium 25 29 Parsnip
Sugar 4.18 4.8 Sweet potato
Fiber 3 4.9 Parsnip
Copper 0.151 0.12 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3 0.59 Parsnip
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 71 Parsnip
Sodium 55 10 Parsnip
Vitamin A 14187 0 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 1.49 Parsnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.09 Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.05 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557 0.7 Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.6 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.09 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 22.5 Parsnip
Folate 11 67 Parsnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 0.05 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0.112 Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 0.047 Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.031 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7 Sweet potato

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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.