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Alfalfa seeds vs. Fennel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Alfalfa seeds and Fennel different?

  • Alfalfa seeds are richer in Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Zinc, and Vitamin B1, while Fennel is higher in Vitamin K, and Potassium.
  • Fennel covers your daily need of Vitamin K 27% more than Alfalfa seeds.
  • Alfalfa seeds contain 8 times more Vitamin B1 than Fennel. Alfalfa seeds contain 0.076mg of Vitamin B1, while Fennel contains 0.01mg.

Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, raw and Fennel, bulb, raw types were used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +31.5%
Contains more Magnesium +58.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains less Sodium -88.5%
Contains more Zinc +360%
Contains more Copper +137.9%
Contains more Calcium +53.1%
Contains more Potassium +424.1%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Equal in Manganese - 0.191
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 36% 20% 30% 7% 1% 26% 53% 25% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22% 25% 4%
Contains more Iron +31.5%
Contains more Magnesium +58.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains less Sodium -88.5%
Contains more Zinc +360%
Contains more Copper +137.9%
Contains more Calcium +53.1%
Contains more Potassium +424.1%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Equal in Manganese - 0.191

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Fennel
Contains more Vitamin B1 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +293.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +142.7%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +521.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +2800%
Contains more Vitamin C +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +105.9%
Equal in Choline - 13.2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 1% 0% 28% 19% 30% 10% 34% 8% 27% 0% 8% 77%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 58% 12% 0% 40% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 21% 0% 8% 157%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +293.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +142.7%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +521.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +2800%
Contains more Vitamin C +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +105.9%
Equal in Choline - 13.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +221.8%
Contains more Fats +245%
Contains more Carbs +247.6%
Contains more Other +162.5%
Equal in Water - 90.21
4% 2% 93%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 0.69 g
Carbs: 2.1 g
Water: 92.82 g
Other: 0.4 g
7% 90%
Protein: 1.24 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 7.3 g
Water: 90.21 g
Other: 1.05 g
Contains more Protein +221.8%
Contains more Fats +245%
Contains more Carbs +247.6%
Contains more Other +162.5%
Equal in Water - 90.21

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -23.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +142%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +21.4%
13% 10% 77%
Saturated Fat: 0.069 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.056 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.409 g
28% 21% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.09 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.068 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.169 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -23.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +142%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +21.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Alfalfa seeds Fennel
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alfalfa seeds Fennel Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 4.2g Fennel
Protein 3.99g 1.24g Alfalfa seeds
Fats 0.69g 0.2g Alfalfa seeds
Carbs 2.1g 7.3g Fennel
Calories 23kcal 31kcal Fennel
Fructose 0.12g Alfalfa seeds
Sugar 0.2g 3.93g Alfalfa seeds
Fiber 1.9g 3.1g Fennel
Calcium 32mg 49mg Fennel
Iron 0.96mg 0.73mg Alfalfa seeds
Magnesium 27mg 17mg Alfalfa seeds
Phosphorus 70mg 50mg Alfalfa seeds
Potassium 79mg 414mg Fennel
Sodium 6mg 52mg Alfalfa seeds
Zinc 0.92mg 0.2mg Alfalfa seeds
Copper 0.157mg 0.066mg Alfalfa seeds
Manganese 0.188mg 0.191mg Fennel
Selenium 0.6µg 0.7µg Fennel
Vitamin A 155IU 963IU Fennel
Vitamin A RAE 8µg 48µg Fennel
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.58mg Fennel
Vitamin C 8.2mg 12mg Fennel
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.01mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B2 0.126mg 0.032mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B3 0.481mg 0.64mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.563mg 0.232mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B6 0.034mg 0.047mg Fennel
Folate 36µg 27µg Alfalfa seeds
Choline 14.4mg 13.2mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin K 30.5µg 62.8µg Fennel
Threonine 0.134mg Alfalfa seeds
Isoleucine 0.143mg Alfalfa seeds
Leucine 0.267mg Alfalfa seeds
Lysine 0.214mg Alfalfa seeds
Valine 0.145mg Alfalfa seeds
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.09g Alfalfa seeds
Monounsaturated Fat 0.056g 0.068g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.409g 0.169g Alfalfa seeds

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Alfalfa seeds Fennel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Alfalfa seeds
26%
Fennel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Alfalfa seeds
18%
Fennel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.73g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Alfalfa seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168384/nutrients
  2. Fennel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169385/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.