Parsnip Nutrition

Parsnip Nutrition

Parsnip nutrition contains a mixed bag of nutrients in good amounts, including potassium, fibre and manganese.

  • Parsnips contain good amounts of potassium which helps the nerves and muscles to function properly and also maintains the bodies' acid balance. Potassium also helps to lower the risk of high blood pressure.

  • Parsnip nutrition contains a good amount of fibre which helps with bowel regularity, thereby helping to prevent bowel cancer. Fibre also helps to maintain normal blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

  • Parsnips also provide a good amount of niacin (vitamin B3) which helps to lower cholesterol levels and also stabilises the blood sugar.

  • Providing a good amount of vitamin K, parsnip nutrition canhelp with blood clotting and also help to prevent postmenopausal bone loss. Vitamin K also provides possible protection against liver and prostate cancer.

  • One cup of parsnips provides around 100 calories.


    THE FULL NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF PARSNIPS:

    Parsnips, raw

    Refuse: 15%  (Parings)
    Scientific Name:  Pastinaca sativa
    NDB No: 11298 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

    NutrientUnits1.00 X 1 cup slices
    -------
    133g
    Proximates
    Water
    g
    105.77
    Energy
    kcal
    100
    Energy
    kJ
    418
    Protein
    g
    1.60
    Total lipid (fat)
    g
    0.40
    Ash
    g
    1.30
    Carbohydrate, by difference
    g
    23.93
    Fiber, total dietary
    g
    6.5
    Sugars, total
    g
    6.38
    Minerals
    Calcium, Ca
    mg
    48
    Iron, Fe
    mg
    0.78
    Magnesium, Mg
    mg
    39
    Phosphorus, P
    mg
    94
    Potassium, K
    mg
    499
    Sodium, Na
    mg
    13
    Zinc, Zn
    mg
    0.78
    Copper, Cu
    mg
    0.160
    Manganese, Mn
    mg
    0.745
    Selenium, Se
    mcg
    2.4
    Vitamins
    Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
    mg
    22.6
    Thiamin
    mg
    0.120
    Riboflavin
    mg
    0.067
    Niacin
    mg
    0.931
    Pantothenic acid
    mg
    0.798
    Vitamin B-6
    mg
    0.120
    Folate, total
    mcg
    89
    Folic acid
    mcg
    0
    Folate, food
    mcg
    89
    Folate, DFE
    mcg_DFE
    89
    Vitamin B-12
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin A, RAE
    mcg_RAE
    0
    Retinol
    mcg
    0
    Carotene, beta
    mcg
    0
    Carotene, alpha
    mcg
    0
    Cryptoxanthin, beta
    mcg
    0
    Vitamin A, IU
    IU
    0
    Lycopene
    mcg
    0
    Lutein + zeaxanthin
    mcg
    0
    Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
    mg
    1.98
    Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
    mcg
    0.0
    Vitamin D
    IU
    0
    Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
    mcg
    29.9
    Lipids
    Fatty acids, total saturated
    g
    0.067
    14:0
    g
    0.004
    16:0
    g
    0.040
    18:0
    g
    0.019
    Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
    g
    0.149
    16:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.004
    18:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.136
    Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
    g
    0.063
    18:2 undifferentiated
    g
    0.055
    18:3 undifferentiated
    g
    0.004
    Cholesterol
    mg
    0
    Other
    Caffeine
    mg
    0
    Theobromine
    mg
    0
    USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)

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