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Parsnip nutrition: calories, carbs, GI, protein, fiber, fats

Parsnips, raw
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams
Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan by Victoria Mazmanyan | Last updated on September 02, 2023
Medically reviewed by Ani Harutyunyan Article author photo Ani Harutyunyan

Carbs in Parsnip

Parsnip is a root vegetable related to carrots. 100g of this food contains 18g of carbs. This quantity covers 6% of the daily carbohydrate needs.

Carbs per serving size

The serving size for this vegetable is one cup slices (133g). This amount of Parsnip provides 23.9g of carbs.

Macronutrients chart

2% 18% 78%
Daily Value: 2%
1.2 g of 50 g
Daily Value: 0%
0.3 g of 65 g
Daily Value: 6%
17.99 g of 300 g
Daily Value: 4%
79.53 g of 2,000 g
0.98 g

Carbohydrate type breakdown

The chart below shows that in 100g of Parsnip, there are 4.8g sugars and 4.9g fiber. Parsnip provides 20% of dietary fiber daily needs.

Soluble or insoluble fiber

The majority of fiber in this food is soluble, though some are insoluble fiber. Therefore, Parsnip can promote cardiovascular health.

Fiber content ratio for Parsnip

27% 27% 46%
Sugar: 4.8 g
Fiber: 4.9 g
Other: 8.29 g

Parsnip net carbs

We can calculate the net carbs of parsnip by subtracting the fiber content from the total carbs.

Parsnip contains 18g of carbs, 4.9g of which is fiber. Therefore, this vegetable provides 13.1 g of net carbs per 100g.

Parsnip calories

Calories per 100g

Parsnip is a low-calorie food. It provides 75 calories per 100g. These calories come from 18g of carbs and 1.2g of protein. 100g of Parsnip covers 4% of the daily calorie requirement.

Calories per serving size

The serving size of Parsnip is one cup slices (133 g). This quantity contains 99.8 calories.


Parsnip is lower in calories than 79% of foods.

Parsnip is higher in calories than Turnip. It is also higher in calories than Carrots and Celery.

You can compare the calorie content of Parsnip with that of other foods with the help of the table below.

FoodCalories per 100g

Burning estimates

The table below illustrates how long it takes to burn 133 calories (1 cup slices of Parsnip) and what type of activity is required. This period was evaluated using the MET technique (Metabolic Equivalent of a Task) (1) (2).

 1 cup slices - 70kg person1 cup slices - 100 kg person
Walking33 min23 min
Running17 min12 min
Cycling15 min11 min

Parsnip glycemic index

Like most root vegetables, parsnip is high in carbohydrates, particularly starch. A 100-gram serving of parsnips contains 18g of carbohydrates, half of which consists of sugars. However, parsnips are also rich in dietary fiber.

The glycemic index of a parsnip can significantly vary depending on its growing conditions, variety, and cooking method. Most parsnips have moderate to high glycemic index values.

According to The International Tables of Glycemic Index Values, the GI of parsnips from Canada falls in the range of 97±19. At the same time, peeled and boiled parsnips from Australia have a GI of 52±5 (3).

People with diabetic or prediabetic conditions are advised to limit their parsnip intake due to the high starch content. When consumed, dishes containing peeled and boiled parsnips are preferred over fried parsnips with peel.

Please visit our glycemic index chart page for more GI values of other foods. 


  2. 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities
Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Last updated: September 02, 2023
Medically reviewed by Ani Harutyunyan

Important nutritional characteristics for Parsnip

Glycemic index ⓘ Source:
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
97 (high)
Glycemic load 17 (medium)
Calories ⓘ Calories per 100-gram serving 75
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols 13.09 grams
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs) 1 cup slices (133 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral. -5.9 (alkaline)
Oxalates ⓘ 40mg
TOP 19% Fiber ⓘHigher in Fiber content than 81% of foods
TOP 20% Vitamin C ⓘHigher in Vitamin C content than 80% of foods
TOP 21% Potassium ⓘHigher in Potassium content than 79% of foods
TOP 26% Folate, food ⓘHigher in Folate, food content than 74% of foods
TOP 30% Folate ⓘHigher in Folate content than 70% of foods

Parsnip calories (kcal)

Serving Size Calories Weight
Calories in 100 grams 75
Calories in 1 cup slices 100 133 g

Parsnip Glycemic index (GI)

Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.

Parsnip Glycemic load (GL)


Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40% 74% 10% 0%
Calcium: 36 mg of 1,000 mg 4%
Iron: 0.59 mg of 8 mg 7%
Magnesium: 29 mg of 420 mg 7%
Phosphorus: 71 mg of 700 mg 10%
Potassium: 375 mg of 3,400 mg 11%
Sodium: 10 mg of 2,300 mg 0%
Zinc: 0.59 mg of 11 mg 5%
Copper: 0.12 mg of 1 mg 13%
Manganese: 0.56 mg of 2 mg 24%
Selenium: 1.8 µg of 55 µg 3%
Choline: 0 mg of 550 mg 0%

Mineral chart - relative view

375 mg
TOP 21%
29 mg
TOP 34%
0.56 mg
TOP 36%
36 mg
TOP 40%
0.12 mg
TOP 45%
0.59 mg
TOP 66%
71 mg
TOP 71%
0.59 mg
TOP 74%
1.8 µg
TOP 78%
10 mg
TOP 85%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 30% 0% 57% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 51% 0% 57%
Vitamin A: 0 IU of 5,000 IU 0%
Vitamin E : 1.49 mg of 15 mg 10%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 17 mg of 90 mg 19%
Vitamin B1: 0.09 mg of 1 mg 8%
Vitamin B2: 0.05 mg of 1 mg 4%
Vitamin B3: 0.7 mg of 16 mg 4%
Vitamin B5: 0.6 mg of 5 mg 12%
Vitamin B6: 0.09 mg of 1 mg 7%
Folate: 67 µg of 400 µg 17%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Vitamin K: 22.5 µg of 120 µg 19%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin C
17 mg
TOP 20%
67 µg
TOP 30%
Vitamin E
1.49 mg
TOP 42%
Vitamin K
22.5 µg
TOP 47%
Vitamin B1
0.09 mg
TOP 52%
Vitamin B5
0.6 mg
TOP 52%
Vitamin B6
0.09 mg
TOP 67%
Vitamin B3
0.7 mg
TOP 74%
Vitamin B2
0.05 mg
TOP 81%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin A
0 IU
TOP 100%

Fat type information

24% 54% 22%
Saturated Fat: 0.05 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.112 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.047 g

All nutrients for Parsnip per 100g

Nutrient Value DV% In TOP % of foods Comparison
Calories 75kcal 4% 79% 1.6 times more than OrangeOrange
Protein 1.2g 3% 84% 2.4 times less than BroccoliBroccoli
Fats 0.3g 0% 85% 111 times less than Cheddar CheeseCheddar Cheese
Vitamin C 17mg 19% 20% 3.1 times less than LemonLemon
Net carbs 13.09g N/A 40% 4.1 times less than ChocolateChocolate
Carbs 17.99g 6% 37% 1.6 times less than RiceRice
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 100% N/AEgg
Vitamin D 0µg 0% 100% N/AEgg
Iron 0.59mg 7% 74% 4.4 times less than BeefBeef
Calcium 36mg 4% 40% 3.5 times less than MilkMilk
Potassium 375mg 11% 21% 2.6 times more than CucumberCucumber
Magnesium 29mg 7% 34% 4.8 times less than AlmondAlmond
Sugar 4.8g N/A 48% 1.9 times less than Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
Fiber 4.9g 20% 19% 2 times more than OrangeOrange
Copper 0.12mg 13% 45% 1.2 times less than ShiitakeShiitake
Zinc 0.59mg 5% 66% 10.7 times less than BeefBeef
Phosphorus 71mg 10% 71% 2.6 times less than Chicken meatChicken meat
Sodium 10mg 0% 85% 49 times less than White BreadWhite Bread
Vitamin A 0IU 0% 100% N/ACarrot
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 0% 100%
Vitamin E 1.49mg 10% 42% Equal to KiwifruitKiwifruit
Selenium 1.8µg 3% 78%
Manganese 0.56mg 24% 36%
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 8% 52% 3 times less than Pea rawPea raw
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 4% 81% 2.6 times less than AvocadoAvocado
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 4% 74% 13.7 times less than Turkey meatTurkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 12% 52% 1.9 times less than Sunflower seedSunflower seed
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 7% 67% 1.3 times less than OatOat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0% 100% N/APork
Vitamin K 22.5µg 19% 47% 4.5 times less than BroccoliBroccoli
Folate 67µg 17% 30% 1.1 times more than Brussels sproutBrussels sprout
Trans Fat 0g N/A 100% N/AMargarine
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0% 86% 117.9 times less than BeefBeef
Monounsaturated Fat 0.11g N/A 81% 87.5 times less than AvocadoAvocado
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g N/A 90% 1003.7 times less than WalnutWalnut

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Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 10mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 1g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 36mg 4%

Iron 1mg 13%

Potassium 375mg 11%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
 ⓘ Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
No Trans Fats
 ⓘ Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
Low in Saturated Fats
 ⓘ Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
Low in Sodium
 ⓘ Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
Low in Sugars
 ⓘ While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.

Parsnip nutrition infographic

Parsnip nutrition infographic
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