Cilantro vs Parsley: All Nutritional Differences

Where is more calories, protein, carbs - what is more healthy?

Cilantro - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Parsley - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Less Calories in Cilantro

At first glance, you can see that in cilantro is much less calories than in parsley.

Cilantro has 23 kcal per 100g and parsley 36 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 57%.

In cilantro and in parsley most calories came from carbs.

See tables below to compare cilantro with parsley in details.

Cilantro And Parsley Nutrition Difference

  • Calories:
    parsley - 57% more than cilantro
  • Carbohydrates:
    parsley - 72% more than cilantro
  • Fat:
    parsley - 54% more than cilantro
  • Dietary fiber:
    parsley - 18% more than cilantro
  • Protein:
    parsley - 39% more than cilantro

Parsley vs Cilantro: Vitamins and Minerals Comparison

per 100gCilantroParsley
Calories23 36
Carbohydrates3.67 g6.33 g
Fat0.52 g0.8 g
Dietary fiber2.8 g3.3 g
Protein2.13 g2.97 g
Calcium67 mg138 mg
Iron1.77 mg6.2 mg
Magnessium26 mg50 mg
Potassium521 mg554 mg
Sodium46 mg56 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.067 mg0.086 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.162 mg0.098 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)1.114 mg1.313 mg
Vitaminium B60.149 mg0.09 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)0.062 mg152 mg
Vitaminium C27 mg133 mg
Vitaminium E2.5 mg0.75 mg
Vitaminium K0.31 mg1640 mg

Less protein in cilantro

It is aslo easy to see see that in cilantro is less protein than in parsley.

There is 2.97g per 100g of parsley and 2.13g per 100g of cilantro so using simple math we can see that difference is about 39%.

Less carbohydrates in cilantro

In cilantro is less carbohydrates than in parsley.

There is 6.33g/100g of carbohydrates in parsley and 3.67g/100g in cilantro so let me do the math for you again - difference is about 72%.

Less fat in cilantro

In cilantro is less fats than in parsley.

The tables above show us that there is 0.8g/100g of fats in parsley and 0.52g/100g in cilantro. In this case difference is about 54%.


  • Calories23
  • Carbohydrates3.67 g
  • Fat0.52 g
  • Dietary fiber2.8 g
  • Protein2.13 g
Cilantro calories per:
| ounce | standard serving size | handfull | tablespoon | cup | half cup

Calories source

  • 53% CARBS.
  • 31% PROTEIN
  • 17% FAT


  • Calories36
  • Carbohydrates6.33 g
  • Fat0.8 g
  • Dietary fiber3.3 g
  • Protein2.97 g
Parsley calories per:
| ounce | handfull | tablespoon | bunch | chopped cup | spring

Calories source

  • 57% CARBS
  • 27% PROTEIN
  • 16% FAT

Vitamins: parsley vs cilantro

  • Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine):
    parsley - 28% more than cilantro
  • Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin):
    cilantro - 65% more than parsley
  • Vitaminium B3 (Niacin):
    parsley - 18% more than cilantro
  • Vitaminium B6:
    cilantro - 66% more than parsley
  • Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid):
    parsley - 245061% more than cilantro
  • Vitaminium C:
    parsley - 393% more than cilantro
  • Vitaminium E:
    cilantro - 233% more than parsley
  • Vitaminium K:
    parsley - 528932% more than cilantro

Minerals: cilantro vs parsley

  • Calcium:
    parsley - 106% more than cilantro
  • Iron:
    parsley - 250% more than cilantro
  • Magnessium:
    parsley - 92% more than cilantro
  • Potassium:
    parsley - 6% more than cilantro
  • Sodium:
    parsley - 22% more than cilantro
Marcin Piotrowicz
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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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