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Alfalfa seeds vs. Fennel seeds — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Alfalfa seeds and Fennel seeds different?

  • Fennel seeds have more Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6 than Alfalfa seeds.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fennel seeds is 276% higher.

Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, raw and Spices, fennel seed are the varieties 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 less Sodium -93.2%
Contains more Calcium +3637.5%
Contains more Iron +1831.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1325.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +595.7%
Contains more Potassium +2044.3%
Contains more Zinc +302.2%
Contains more Copper +579.6%
Contains more Manganese +3375%
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 359% 696% 275% 209% 150% 12% 101% 356% 853% 0%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Contains more Calcium +3637.5%
Contains more Iron +1831.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1325.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +595.7%
Contains more Potassium +2044.3%
Contains more Zinc +302.2%
Contains more Copper +579.6%
Contains more Manganese +3375%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +156.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +436.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1157.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1282.4%
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 9% 0% 0% 70% 102% 82% 114% 0% 109% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +156.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +436.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1157.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1282.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +953.6%
Contains more Protein +296%
Contains more Fats +2055.1%
Contains more Carbs +2390%
Contains more Other +1957.5%
4% 2% 93%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 0.69 g
Carbs: 2.1 g
Water: 92.82 g
Other: 0.4 g
16% 15% 52% 9% 8%
Protein: 15.8 g
Fats: 14.87 g
Carbs: 52.29 g
Water: 8.81 g
Other: 8.23 g
Contains more Water +953.6%
Contains more Protein +296%
Contains more Fats +2055.1%
Contains more Carbs +2390%
Contains more Other +1957.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +17596.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +313.2%
13% 10% 77%
Saturated Fat: 0.069 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.056 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.409 g
4% 82% 14%
Saturated Fat: 0.48 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.91 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.69 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +17596.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +313.2%

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 seeds
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alfalfa seeds Fennel seeds Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 12.49g Fennel seeds
Protein 3.99g 15.8g Fennel seeds
Fats 0.69g 14.87g Fennel seeds
Carbs 2.1g 52.29g Fennel seeds
Calories 23kcal 345kcal Fennel seeds
Fructose 0.12g Alfalfa seeds
Sugar 0.2g Fennel seeds
Fiber 1.9g 39.8g Fennel seeds
Calcium 32mg 1196mg Fennel seeds
Iron 0.96mg 18.54mg Fennel seeds
Magnesium 27mg 385mg Fennel seeds
Phosphorus 70mg 487mg Fennel seeds
Potassium 79mg 1694mg Fennel seeds
Sodium 6mg 88mg Alfalfa seeds
Zinc 0.92mg 3.7mg Fennel seeds
Copper 0.157mg 1.067mg Fennel seeds
Manganese 0.188mg 6.533mg Fennel seeds
Selenium 0.6µg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin A 155IU 135IU Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin A RAE 8µg 7µg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin E 0.02mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin C 8.2mg 21mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.408mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B2 0.126mg 0.353mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B3 0.481mg 6.05mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B5 0.563mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B6 0.034mg 0.47mg Fennel seeds
Folate 36µg Alfalfa seeds
Choline 14.4mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin K 30.5µg Alfalfa seeds
Tryptophan 0.253mg Fennel seeds
Threonine 0.134mg 0.602mg Fennel seeds
Isoleucine 0.143mg 0.695mg Fennel seeds
Leucine 0.267mg 0.996mg Fennel seeds
Lysine 0.214mg 0.758mg Fennel seeds
Methionine 0.301mg Fennel seeds
Phenylalanine 0.647mg Fennel seeds
Valine 0.145mg 0.915mg Fennel seeds
Histidine 0.331mg Fennel seeds
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.48g Alfalfa seeds
Monounsaturated Fat 0.056g 9.91g Fennel seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 0.409g 1.69g Fennel seeds

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
37%
Fennel seeds
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Alfalfa seeds
301%
Fennel seeds

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds contains less Sodium (difference - 82mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.411g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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 seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171323/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.