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Welsh onion vs. Parsnip — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Welsh onion and Parsnip

  • Welsh onion has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Iron, while Parsnip has more Manganese, Folate, Fiber, Vitamin B5, Vitamin E , and Copper.
  • Welsh onion's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 142% higher.
  • Parsnip contains 2 times less Iron than Welsh onion. Welsh onion contains 1.22mg of Iron, while Parsnip contains 0.59mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Onions, welsh, 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 +106.8%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.9%
Contains more Potassium +76.9%
Contains less Sodium -41.2%
Contains more Zinc +13.5%
Contains more Copper +71.4%
Contains more Manganese +308.8%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 46% 17% 22% 19% 3% 15% 24% 18% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40% 74% 10%
Contains more Iron +106.8%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.9%
Contains more Potassium +76.9%
Contains less Sodium -41.2%
Contains more Zinc +13.5%
Contains more Copper +71.4%
Contains more Manganese +308.8%
Contains more Selenium +200%

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 C +58.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +759.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +192.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +318.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 70% 11% 0% 90% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 12% 0% 3% 484%
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 C +58.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +759.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +192.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +318.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +58.3%
Contains more Fats +33.3%
Contains more Water +13.8%
Contains more Carbs +176.8%
Contains more Other +40%
2% 7% 91%
Protein: 1.9 g
Fats: 0.4 g
Carbs: 6.5 g
Water: 90.5 g
Other: 0.7 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 +58.3%
Contains more Fats +33.3%
Contains more Water +13.8%
Contains more Carbs +176.8%
Contains more Other +40%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +231.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -25.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +100%
24% 20% 56%
Saturated Fat: 0.067 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.056 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.156 g
24% 54% 22%
Saturated Fat: 0.05 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.112 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.047 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +231.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -25.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +100%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Welsh onion Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 4.1g 13.09g Parsnip
Protein 1.9g 1.2g Welsh onion
Fats 0.4g 0.3g Welsh onion
Carbs 6.5g 17.99g Parsnip
Calories 34kcal 75kcal Parsnip
Sugar 2.18g 4.8g Welsh onion
Fiber 2.4g 4.9g Parsnip
Calcium 18mg 36mg Parsnip
Iron 1.22mg 0.59mg Welsh onion
Magnesium 23mg 29mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 49mg 71mg Parsnip
Potassium 212mg 375mg Parsnip
Sodium 17mg 10mg Parsnip
Zinc 0.52mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Copper 0.07mg 0.12mg Parsnip
Manganese 0.137mg 0.56mg Parsnip
Selenium 0.6µg 1.8µg Parsnip
Vitamin A 1160IU 0IU Welsh onion
Vitamin E 0.51mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin C 27mg 17mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.05mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.7mg Parsnip
Vitamin B5 0.169mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.072mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Folate 16µg 67µg Parsnip
Choline 5.3mg Welsh onion
Vitamin K 193.4µg 22.5µg Welsh onion
Tryptophan 0.021mg Welsh onion
Threonine 0.074mg Welsh onion
Isoleucine 0.081mg Welsh onion
Leucine 0.113mg Welsh onion
Lysine 0.095mg Welsh onion
Methionine 0.021mg Welsh onion
Phenylalanine 0.061mg Welsh onion
Valine 0.084mg Welsh onion
Histidine 0.033mg Welsh onion
Saturated Fat 0.067g 0.05g Parsnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.056g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.156g 0.047g Welsh onion

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Welsh onion 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
57%
Welsh onion
23%
Parsnip
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
17%
Welsh onion
26%
Parsnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.62g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Parsnip
Parsnip contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsnip
Parsnip 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 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. Welsh onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170007/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.