Black Salsify (Scorzonera): Nutrition Facts


Nutrition facts

Black salsify (also known as Spanish salsify or scorzonera hispanica) is very low in calories, with a 100-gram serving of raw black salsify providing only 73 kilocalories (kcal). Black salsify is a concentrated source of nutrients like iron, potassium, thiamin (vitamin B1), phosphorus and inulin, a type of prebiotic fiber. A 100-gram portion of raw black salsify delivers almost a fifth of the daily value for iron, 10% of the daily value for potassium and 9% of the daily value for thiamin. Black salsify is also a good source of vitamin C, folate, copper and magnesium.


Raw Black Salsify: Nutrient Profile

Serving Size: 100 grams (3.5 ounces)

  • Kilocalories (kcal): 73
  • Protein: 1.9 g
  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates (incl. fiber): 25.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.3 g (mostly insoluble fiber)
  • Moisture: 77 g
Amount (per 100 g)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 0.12 mg
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 0.05 mg
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 0.35 mg
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): 0.08 mg
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): 0 mcg
  • Folate: 31 mcg
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): 3.5 mg
  • Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol): 0.45 mg
  • Calcium: 53 mg
  • Copper: 0.12 mg
  • Iron: 3.3 mg
  • Magnesium: 27.6 mg
  • Phosphorus: 85 mg
  • Potassium : 353.5 mg
  • Sodium: 4.8 mg
% Daily Value (per 100 g)
  • Thiamin: 8.5%
  • Riboflavin: 1.8%
  • Niacin: 1.7%
  • Vitamin B6: 3%
  • Vitamin B12: 0%
  • Folate: 7.6%
  • Vitamin C: 6.1%
  • Vitamin E: 2.3%
  • Calcium: 3.8%
  • Copper: 6%
  • Iron: 18.4%
  • Magnesium: 6.5%
  • Phosphorus: 8.7%
  • Potassium : 9.9%
  • Sodium: 0.2%

Methodology for calculating nutrition facts for black salsify:

The above amounts are average values calculated by HealWithFood.org based on data provided by a number of sources. In cases where one of the sources reported a value that was significantly different from the equivalent values provided by all the other sources, the outlier was excluded from the calculation. The main data sources used for calculating the data included: Danish Food Composition Databank, Revision 7, provided by the Department of Nutrition, National Food Institute, of the Technical University of Denmark (2008), and the Fineli Food Composition Database, Release 14, provided by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (2011).

The Percent Daily Values (% DV) shown were calculated by HealWithFood.org using the Daily Values for Nutrients provided by USDA. The values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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