Parsnip Nutrition Label

Parsnip Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100.00g
% Daily Value*
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Energy 64kcal (267 kj)
13%
Carbohydrates 10.31g
4%
Sugars 5.21g
Starch 5.10g
Sucrose 3.92g
Maltose 0.06g
Fructose 0.62g
Galactose 0.02g
Glucose 0.59g
Protein 1.10g
1%
Fat 0.57g
1%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.30g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated cis 0.03g
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.08g
Cholesterol (gc) 0.00mg
Sterols 27.00mg
Iron 0.39mg
2%
Vitamin d 0.00ug
0%
Calcium 31.00mg
3%
Chromium 1.00ug
4%
Sodium 1.40mg
0%
Iodine 1.00ug
1%
Copper 0.08mg
0%
Salt 3.57mg
0%
Selenium 10.00ug
18%
Vitamin e alphatocopherol 0.82mg
5%
Zinc 0.33mg
4%
Vitamin c (ascorbic acid) 15.20mg
20%
Vitamin b-12 (cobalamin) 0.00ug
0%
Vitamin a retinol activity equivalents 1.66ug
0%
Thiamin (vitamin b1) 0.13mg
12%
Riboflavine (vitamin b2) 0.09mg
8%
Vitamin b6 pyridoxine (hydrochloride) 0.13mg
10%
Manganese 0.40mg
22%
Magnesium 28.00mg
9%
Potassium 480.00mg
21%
Fluoride 0.01mg
0%
Phosphorus 58.00mg
8%
Vitamin k -
0%
Fibre, total 5.70g
1%
Fibre, dietary 4.50g
18%
Niacin equivalents, total 1.05mg
8%
Molybdenum 0.01mg
0%
Folate 87.00ug
22%
Alcohol 0.00g
0%
Polyols 0.00g
0%
Water 80.70g
3%

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.

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Common Questions about Parsnip

What is parsnip?

Parsnip is a root vegetable closely related to the carrot and parsley. It has a sweet, nutty flavor and is commonly used in culinary dishes for its versatility and nutritional benefits.

What are the health benefits of parsnips?

Parsnips are a great source of dietary fiber, which can aid in digestion and help maintain a healthy weight. They also contain a variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate, which are important for overall health. Additionally, parsnips are rich in antioxidants, such as polyacetylenes, which may help reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases.

Are there any health risks associated with eating parsnips?

Parsnips are generally safe to eat and are a good source of nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. However, some people may be allergic to parsnips, which could cause symptoms such as itching, redness, or swelling. Additionally, parsnips contain a type of natural compound called furanocoumarins, which can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight if consumed in very large quantities. As with any food, moderation is key, and individuals with known allergies or sensitivities should exercise caution when consuming parsnips.

How much parsnip should I eat per day?

The recommended serving size for parsnips is about 1/2 cup per day, which is roughly equivalent to one medium-sized parsnip. Consuming a variety of vegetables as part of a balanced diet allows for obtaining a wide range of nutrients and promotes good health.

Are parsnips a common allergen?

Parsnips are not considered a common allergen. However, individuals with a known allergy to other plants in the Apiaceae family, such as carrots or celery, may also be allergic to parsnips.

Parsnip Calorie Breakdown

The ratio of macro elements (protein, fat, carbs) in Parsnip

Fat 10%
Carbohydrates 81%
Protein 9%

Component Breakdown for Parsnip

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Minerals
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Amino acids
Carbo-hydrate
Data for Amino Acids is mapped from an external database. Use with caution only for informational purposes. Source: USDA

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