Butternut Squash vs Parsnips: All Nutritional Differences

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

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Butternut squash - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Parsnips - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Butternut squash vs parsnips - where is more calories?

At first glance, you can see that in butternut squash is much less calories than in parsnips.

Butternut squash has 45 kcal per 100g and parsnips 75 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 67 %.

In butternut squash and in parsnips most calories came from carbs.

butternut squash or parsnips - where is more nutrients?

Butternut squash vs parsnips: detailed nutrition, vitamins and minerals comparison

per 100gButternut squashParsnips
Calories45 75
Carbohydrates11.69 g17.99 g
Fat0.1 g0.3 g
Dietary fiber2 g4.9 g
Protein1 g1.2 g
Calcium48 mg36 mg
Iron0.7 mg0.59 mg
Magnessium34 mg29 mg
Phosphorus33 mg71 mg
Potassium352 mg375 mg
Sodium4 mg10 mg
Zink0.15 mg0.59 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg0.09 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.02 mg0.05 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)1.2 mg0.7 mg
Vitaminium B50.4 mg0.6 mg
Vitaminium B60.154 mg0.9 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)27 mg67 mg
Vitaminium C21 mg17 mg
Vitaminium K1.1 mg22.5 mg

Where is more protein?

It is aslo easy to see see that in butternut squash is less protein than in parsnips.

There is 1.2g per 100g of parsnips and 1g per 100g of butternut squash so using simple math we can see that difference is about 20 %.

Where is more carbs?

In butternut squash is less carbohydrates than in parsnips.

There is 17.99g/100g of carbohydrates in parsnips and 11.69g/100g in butternut squash so let me do the math for you again - difference is about 54 %.

Where is more fats?

In butternut squash is less fats than in parsnips.

Tables below show us that there is 0.3g/100g of fats in parsnips and 0.1g/100g in butternut squash. In this case difference is about 200 %.

See tables below to compare butternut squash with parsnips in details.

Butternut squash

  • Calories45
  • Carbohydrates11.69 g
  • Fat0.1 g
  • Dietary fiber2 g
  • Protein1 g
Butternut squash calories per:
100g | ounce | single piece | cup | half cup | cup | mashed

Energy content

  • 91% CARBS.
  • 8% PROTEIN
  • 2% FAT


  • Calories75
  • Carbohydrates17.99 g
  • Fat0.3 g
  • Dietary fiber4.9 g
  • Protein1.2 g
Parsnips calories per:
100g | ounce | single piece | cup | half cup

Energy content

  • 91% CARBS
  • 6% PROTEIN
  • 3% FAT

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Marcin Piotrowicz
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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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