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Broccoli vs Fennel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Broccoli and Fennel?

  • Broccoli is richer than Fennel in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 86% more.
  • Broccoli has 7 times more Vitamin B1 than Fennel. While Broccoli has 0.071mg of Vitamin B1, Fennel has only 0.01mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Broccoli is lower.

We used Broccoli, raw and Fennel, bulb, raw types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +32%
Contains less Sodium -36.5%
Contains more Zinc +105%
Contains more Potassium +31%
Contains more Copper +34.7%
Equal in Calcium - 49
Equal in Iron - 0.73
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +32%
Contains less Sodium -36.5%
Contains more Zinc +105%
Contains more Potassium +31%
Contains more Copper +34.7%
Equal in Calcium - 49
Equal in Iron - 0.73

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart 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 E +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +643.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +610%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +272.3%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +54.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.64
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 58% 12% 0% 40% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 21% 0% 157%
Contains more Vitamin E +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +643.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +610%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +272.3%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +54.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.64

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Broccoli Fennel
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Fennel Opinion
Net carbs 4.04g 4.2g Fennel
Protein 2.82g 1.24g Broccoli
Fats 0.37g 0.2g Broccoli
Carbs 6.64g 7.3g Fennel
Calories 34kcal 31kcal Broccoli
Starch 0g g Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g g Broccoli
Sugar 1.7g 3.93g Broccoli
Fiber 2.6g 3.1g Fennel
Calcium 47mg 49mg Fennel
Iron 0.73mg 0.73mg
Magnesium 21mg 17mg Broccoli
Phosphorus 66mg 50mg Broccoli
Potassium 316mg 414mg Fennel
Sodium 33mg 52mg Broccoli
Zinc 0.41mg 0.2mg Broccoli
Copper 0.049mg 0.066mg Fennel
Vitamin A 623IU 963IU Fennel
Vitamin E 0.78mg 0.58mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 89.2mg 12mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.01mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.032mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.64mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.232mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.047mg Broccoli
Folate 63µg 27µg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 101.6µg 62.8µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.09g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.068g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.169g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Broccoli Fennel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
65
Broccoli
28
Fennel
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
18
Fennel

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
17%
Broccoli
7%
Fennel
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
7%
Fennel
Fats
2%
Broccoli
1%
Fennel

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.051g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.