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Brussels sprout vs Fennel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Brussels sprout and Fennel

  • Brussels sprout is higher than Fennel in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Folate, Iron, Manganese, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Brussels sprout covers your daily Vitamin K needs 95% more than Fennel.
  • Brussels sprout contains 905 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Fennel. While Brussels sprout contains 153g of Polyunsaturated fat, Fennel contains only 0.169g.

Food varieties used in this article are Brussels sprouts, raw and Fennel, bulb, raw.

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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 Iron +91.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains less Sodium -51.9%
Contains more Zinc +110%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Equal in Potassium - 414
Equal in Copper - 0.066
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22%
Contains more Iron +91.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains less Sodium -51.9%
Contains more Zinc +110%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Equal in Potassium - 414
Equal in Copper - 0.066

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 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +608.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +366%
Contains more Folate +125.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 443%
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 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +608.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +366%
Contains more Folate +125.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.7%

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.
Brussels sprout Fennel
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Fennel Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 4.2g Brussels sprout
Protein 3.38g 1.24g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3g 0.2g Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95g 7.3g Brussels sprout
Calories 43kcal 31kcal Brussels sprout
Starch g g
Fructose 0.93g g Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2g 3.93g Brussels sprout
Fiber 3.8g 3.1g Brussels sprout
Calcium 42mg 49mg Fennel
Iron 1.4mg 0.73mg Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23mg 17mg Brussels sprout
Phosphorus 69mg 50mg Brussels sprout
Potassium 389mg 414mg Fennel
Sodium 25mg 52mg Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.42mg 0.2mg Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07mg 0.066mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 754IU 963IU Fennel
Vitamin E 0.88mg 0.58mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 85mg 12mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.01mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.032mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 0.64mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.232mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.047mg Brussels sprout
Folate 61µg 27µg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 177µg 62.8µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg mg Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12mg mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132mg mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152mg mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154mg mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032mg mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098mg mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155mg mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076mg mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.062g 0.09g Brussels sprout
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.068g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 153g 0.169g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brussels sprout 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
81
Brussels sprout
28
Fennel
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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
20%
Brussels sprout
7%
Fennel
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
7%
Fennel
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
1%
Fennel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.73g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout 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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.