United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  11297, Parsley, fresh
Food Group: Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Scientific Name:  Petroselinum crispum
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.57   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 2.44   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
Refuse: 5%   Refuse Description:   Tough stems
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup chopped 60 g

tbsp 3.8 g

sprigs 10 g
Proximates Water g 87.71 11 0.660 52.63 3.33 8.77
Proximates Energy kcal 36 -- -- 22 1 4
Proximates Energy kJ 151 -- -- 91 6 15
Proximates Protein g 2.97 3 0.420 1.78 0.11 0.30
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 0.79 3 0.260 0.47 0.03 0.08
Proximates Ash g 2.20 2 -- 1.32 0.08 0.22
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 6.33 -- -- 3.80 0.24 0.63
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 3.3 -- -- 2.0 0.1 0.3
Proximates Sugars, total g 0.85 -- -- 0.51 0.03 0.09
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 138 4 6.000 83 5 14
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 6.20 1 -- 3.72 0.24 0.62
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 50 4 10.000 30 2 5
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 58 4 8.000 35 2 6
Minerals Potassium, K mg 554 7 77.000 332 21 55
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 56 7 19.000 34 2 6
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 1.07 3 0.390 0.64 0.04 0.11
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.149 3 0.013 0.089 0.006 0.015
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 0.160 1 -- 0.096 0.006 0.016
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 0.1 -- -- 0.1 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 133.0 3 30.900 79.8 5.1 13.3
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.086 3 0.015 0.052 0.003 0.009
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.098 3 0.007 0.059 0.004 0.010
Vitamins Niacin mg 1.313 3 0.334 0.788 0.050 0.131
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 0.400 2 -- 0.240 0.015 0.040
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 mg 0.090 2 -- 0.054 0.003 0.009
Vitamins Folate, total µg 152 5 21.000 91 6 15
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 152 5 21.000 91 6 15
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 152 -- -- 91 6 15
Vitamins Choline, total mg 12.8 -- -- 7.7 0.5 1.3
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 421 -- -- 253 16 42
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1, 2, 3 µg 5054 7 310.000 3032 192 505
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 1 µg 0 1 -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 1 µg 0 1 -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 8424 -- -- 5054 320 842
Vitamins Lycopene 1 µg 0 1 -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin 1, 2, 3 µg 5561 7 2753.000 3337 211 556
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.75 1 -- 0.45 0.03 0.07
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma mg 0.53 1 -- 0.32 0.02 0.05
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, delta mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 1640.0 4 0.000 984.0 62.3 164.0
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.132 -- -- 0.079 0.005 0.013
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 g 0.008 1 -- 0.005 0.000 0.001
Lipids 16:0 g 0.084 1 -- 0.050 0.003 0.008
Lipids 18:0 g 0.039 1 -- 0.023 0.001 0.004
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.295 -- -- 0.177 0.011 0.029
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.008 1 -- 0.005 0.000 0.001
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.287 1 -- 0.172 0.011 0.029
Lipids 20:1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.124 -- -- 0.074 0.005 0.012
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.115 1 -- 0.069 0.004 0.012
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.008 1 -- 0.005 0.000 0.001
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Lipids Phytosterols mg 5 1 -- 3 0 0
Amino Acids Tryptophan g 0.045 -- -- 0.027 0.002 0.004
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.122 -- -- 0.073 0.005 0.012
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 0.118 -- -- 0.071 0.004 0.012
Amino Acids Leucine g 0.204 -- -- 0.122 0.008 0.020
Amino Acids Lysine g 0.181 -- -- 0.109 0.007 0.018
Amino Acids Methionine g 0.042 -- -- 0.025 0.002 0.004
Amino Acids Cystine g 0.014 -- -- 0.008 0.001 0.001
Amino Acids Phenylalanine g 0.145 -- -- 0.087 0.006 0.014
Amino Acids Tyrosine g 0.082 -- -- 0.049 0.003 0.008
Amino Acids Valine g 0.172 -- -- 0.103 0.007 0.017
Amino Acids Arginine g 0.122 -- -- 0.073 0.005 0.012
Amino Acids Histidine g 0.061 -- -- 0.037 0.002 0.006
Amino Acids Alanine g 0.195 -- -- 0.117 0.007 0.020
Amino Acids Aspartic acid g 0.294 -- -- 0.176 0.011 0.029
Amino Acids Glutamic acid g 0.249 -- -- 0.149 0.009 0.025
Amino Acids Glycine g 0.145 -- -- 0.087 0.006 0.014
Amino Acids Proline g 0.213 -- -- 0.128 0.008 0.021
Amino Acids Serine g 0.136 -- -- 0.082 0.005 0.014
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Flavanones Hesperetin 4 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavones Apigenin 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 mg 215.5 13 36.08 129.3 8.2 21.5
Flavones Luteolin 4, 6, 7, 9 mg 1.1 6 0.58 0.7 0.0 0.1
Flavonols Isorhamnetin 4 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Kaempferol 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 mg 1.5 14 0.09 0.9 0.1 0.1
Flavonols Myricetin 7, 9 mg 14.8 2 -- 8.9 0.6 1.5
Flavonols Quercetin 4, 5, 7, 9 mg 0.3 6 0.18 0.2 0.0 0.0

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Langual Code(s)

  • A0113 SPICE OR HERB (US CFR)
  • A1281 1100 VEGETABLES AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS (USDA SR)
  • B1550 PARSLEY
  • C0144 PLANT ABOVE SURFACE, EXCLUDING FRUIT AND SEED
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0003 NO TREATMENT APPLIED
  • J0001 PRESERVATION METHOD NOT KNOWN
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION