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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" chart 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 Potassium +57.6%
Contains more Magnesium +13.8%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains more Zinc +156.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.59
Equal in Sodium - 10
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 11% 34% 21% 40% 17% 31% 2%
Contains more Calcium +19.4%
Contains more Potassium +57.6%
Contains more Magnesium +13.8%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains more Zinc +156.5%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Taro
4
:
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 Vitamin K +2150%
Contains more Folate +204.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 5% 48% 0% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 0% 3% 17%
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 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 Vitamin K +2150%
Contains more Folate +204.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Parsnip Opinion
Calories 112kcal 75kcal Taro
Protein 1.5g 1.2g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.3g Parsnip
Vitamin C 4.5mg 17mg Parsnip
Net carbs 22.36g 13.09g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 17.99g Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.55mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Calcium 43mg 36mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 375mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 29mg Taro
Sugar 0.4g 4.8g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 4.9g Parsnip
Copper 0.172mg 0.12mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Starch g g
Phosphorus 84mg 71mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 10mg Parsnip
Vitamin A 76IU 0IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 1.49mg Taro
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 22.5µg Parsnip
Folate 22µg 67µg Parsnip
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.05g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.047g Taro
Tryptophan 0.023mg mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg mg Taro
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Parsnip
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
18
Taro
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
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%
Taro
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
18%
Parsnip
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
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 - 44)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
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 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

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. 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.