Capers vs. Parsley

Nutrition comparison of Capers and Parsley


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of capers versus parsley (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in capers and parsley:

  • Both parsley and capers are high in dietary fiber.
  • Parsley has more thiamin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Parsley is an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, calcium, iron and potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of capers and parsley is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Capers (Capers, canned) and Parsley (Parsley, fresh) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Parsley and capers contain similar amounts of calories - parsley has 36 calories per 100 grams and caper has 23 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, capers is lighter in carbs, heavier in fat and similar to parsley for protein. Capers has a macronutrient ratio of 24:49:27 and for parsley, 27:57:17 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Capers Parsley
Protein 24% 27%
Carbohydrates 49% 57%
Fat 27% 17%
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carbohydrates

Parsley and capers contain similar amounts carbs - parsley has 6.3g of total carbs per 100 grams and caper has 4.9g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both parsley and capers are high in dietary fiber. Parsley is very similar to caper for dietary fiber - parsley has 3.3g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and caper has 3.2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Parsley and capers contain similar amounts of sugar - parsley has 0.85g of sugar per 100 grams and caper has 0.41g of sugar.



Protein

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Parsley and capers contain similar amounts of protein - parsley has 3g of protein per 100 grams and caper has 2.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both parsley and capers are low in saturated fat - parsley has 0.13g of saturated fat per 100 grams and caper has 0.23g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Parsley is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 29 times more Vitamin C than caper - parsley has 133mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and caper has 4.3mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Parsley is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 59 times more Vitamin A than caper - parsley has 421ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and caper has 7ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Parsley and capers contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - parsley has 0.75mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and caper has 0.88mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Parsley is an excellent source of Vitamin K and it has 65 times more Vitamin K than caper - parsley has 1640ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and caper has 24.6ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Parsley has more thiamin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate. Both capers and parsley contain significant amounts of riboflavin and niacin.

Capers Parsley
Thiamin 0.018 MG 0.086 MG
Riboflavin 0.139 MG 0.098 MG
Niacin 0.652 MG 1.313 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.027 MG 0.4 MG
Vitamin B6 0.023 MG 0.09 MG
Folate 23 UG 152 UG

Minerals

calcium

Parsley is an excellent source of calcium and it has 245% more calcium than caper - parsley has 138mg of calcium per 100 grams and caper has 40mg of calcium.

iron

Parsley is an excellent source of iron and it has 271% more iron than caper - parsley has 6.2mg of iron per 100 grams and caper has 1.7mg of iron.

potassium

Parsley is an excellent source of potassium and it has 12 times more potassium than caper - parsley has 554mg of potassium per 100 grams and caper has 40mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]

For specific flavonoid compounds, caper has more kaempferol and quercetin than parsley per 100 grams, however, parsley contains more apigenin, luteolin and myricetin than caper per 100 grams.

Capers Parsley
kaempferol 131.34 mg 1.49 mg
Quercetin 172.55 mg 0.28 mg
apigenin ~ 215.46 mg
luteolin ~ 1.09 mg
myricetin ~ 14.84 mg

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Capers Parsley
beta-carotene 83 UG 5054 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 5561 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, caper has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than parsley per 100 grams.

Capers Parsley
alpha linoleic acid 0.183 G 0.008 G
DPA 0.001 G ~
Total 0.184 G 0.008 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both capers and parsley contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Capers Parsley
linoleic acid 0.111 G 0.115 G
other omega 6 0.002 G ~
Total 0.113 G 0.115 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Capers (Capers, canned) and Parsley (Parsley, fresh) .

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