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Watercress vs Parsley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Watercress and Parsley different?

  • Parsley is higher than Watercress in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, Vitamin A, Fiber, Zinc, Copper, Vitamin B3, and Magnesium.
  • Parsley covers your daily need of Vitamin K 1158% more than Watercress.

Watercress, raw and Parsley, fresh types were used in this article.

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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
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Contains less Sodium -26.8%
Contains more Iron +3000%
Contains more Calcium +15%
Contains more Potassium +67.9%
Contains more Magnesium +138.1%
Contains more Copper +93.5%
Contains more Zinc +872.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 58
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 36% 30% 15% 26% 3% 26% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 233% 42% 49% 36% 50% 30% 25% 8%
Contains less Sodium -26.8%
Contains more Iron +3000%
Contains more Calcium +15%
Contains more Potassium +67.9%
Contains more Magnesium +138.1%
Contains more Copper +93.5%
Contains more Zinc +872.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 58

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 E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +209.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +164%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +556.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Contains more Vitamin K +556%
Contains more Folate +1588.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.086
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 144% 192% 20% 0% 23% 28% 4% 19% 30% 0% 625% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 444% 506% 15% 0% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 0% 4100% 114%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +209.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +164%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +556.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Contains more Vitamin K +556%
Contains more Folate +1588.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.086

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
91
Watercress
441
Parsley
Mineral Summary Score
18
Watercress
59
Parsley

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
14%
Watercress
18%
Parsley
Carbohydrates
1%
Watercress
6%
Parsley
Fats
0%
Watercress
4%
Parsley

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

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Watercress Parsley
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Watercress
Watercress is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Watercress
Watercress contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watercress
Watercress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.105g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watercress
Watercress is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
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 Watercress Parsley Opinion
Calories 11 36 Parsley
Protein 2.3 2.97 Parsley
Fats 0.1 0.79 Parsley
Vitamin C 43 133 Parsley
Carbs 1.29 6.33 Parsley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.2 6.2 Parsley
Calcium 120 138 Parsley
Potassium 330 554 Parsley
Magnesium 21 50 Parsley
Sugar 0.2 0.85 Watercress
Fiber 0.5 3.3 Parsley
Copper 0.077 0.149 Parsley
Zinc 0.11 1.07 Parsley
Starch
Phosphorus 60 58 Watercress
Sodium 41 56 Watercress
Vitamin A 3191 8424 Parsley
Vitamin E 1 0.75 Watercress
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.086 Watercress
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.098 Watercress
Vitamin B3 0.2 1.313 Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.31 0.4 Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.129 0.09 Watercress
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 250 1640 Parsley
Folate 9 152 Parsley
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.132 Watercress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008 0.295 Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035 0.124 Parsley
Tryptophan 0.03 0.045 Parsley
Threonine 0.133 0.122 Watercress
Isoleucine 0.093 0.118 Parsley
Leucine 0.166 0.204 Parsley
Lysine 0.134 0.181 Parsley
Methionine 0.02 0.042 Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.114 0.145 Parsley
Valine 0.137 0.172 Parsley
Histidine 0.04 0.061 Parsley
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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. Watercress - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170068/nutrients
  2. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/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.