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Taro vs. Parsnip — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Taro and Parsnip?

  • Taro is richer in Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin E , and Copper, while Parsnip is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Manganese, and Vitamin B5.
  • Parsnip's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 18% higher.
  • Parsnip has 3 times less Vitamin B6 than Taro. Taro has 0.283mg of Vitamin B6, while Parsnip has 0.09mg.

We used Taro, raw and Parsnips, raw types in this comparison.

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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.
Taro
5
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Contains more Calcium +19.4%
Contains more Magnesium +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains more Potassium +57.6%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Contains more Zinc +156.5%
Contains more Manganese +46.2%
Contains more Selenium +157.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.59
Equal in Sodium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58% 50% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40% 74% 10%
Contains more Calcium +19.4%
Contains more Magnesium +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains more Potassium +57.6%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Contains more Zinc +156.5%
Contains more Manganese +46.2%
Contains more Selenium +157.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.59
Equal in Sodium - 10

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.
Taro
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +59.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +214.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +277.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98%
Contains more Folate +204.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2150%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 10% 3%
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 E +59.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +214.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +277.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98%
Contains more Folate +204.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2150%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Taro
3
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Contains more Protein +25%
Contains more Carbs +47.1%
Contains more Other +22.4%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Water +12.6%
26% 71%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 26.46 g
Water: 70.64 g
Other: 1.2 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 +25%
Contains more Carbs +47.1%
Contains more Other +22.4%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Water +12.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Taro
2
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Contains less Saturated Fat -18%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +600%
29% 11% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.083 g
24% 54% 22%
Saturated Fat: 0.05 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.112 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.047 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -18%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +600%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Taro Parsnip
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 13.09g Taro
Protein 1.5g 1.2g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.3g Parsnip
Carbs 26.46g 17.99g Taro
Calories 112kcal 75kcal Taro
Sugar 0.4g 4.8g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 4.9g Parsnip
Calcium 43mg 36mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Magnesium 33mg 29mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 71mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 375mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 10mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.23mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Copper 0.172mg 0.12mg Taro
Manganese 0.383mg 0.56mg Parsnip
Selenium 0.7µg 1.8µg Parsnip
Vitamin A 76IU 0IU Taro
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 0µg Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 1.49mg Taro
Vitamin C 4.5mg 17mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.09mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.05mg Parsnip
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.7mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.09mg Taro
Folate 22µg 67µg Parsnip
Choline 17.3mg Taro
Vitamin K 1µg 22.5µg Parsnip
Tryptophan 0.023mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg Taro
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.05g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.047g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro 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
17%
Taro
23%
Parsnip
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Taro
26%
Parsnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

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. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/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.