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Chinese cabbage vs Fennel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chinese cabbage and Fennel

  • Chinese cabbage has more Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Folate, and Calcium, however Fennel is higher in Vitamin K, Fiber, and Copper.
  • Chinese cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin C 37% more than Fennel.
  • Chinese cabbage has 5 times more Vitamin A RAE than Fennel. While Chinese cabbage has 223µg of Vitamin A RAE, Fennel has only 48µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), 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 Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.1%
Contains more Potassium +64.3%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +214.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.73
Equal in Zinc - 0.2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.1%
Contains more Potassium +64.3%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +214.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.73
Equal in Zinc - 0.2

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 A +364%
Contains more Vitamin C +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +312.8%
Contains more Folate +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +544.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +38%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 269% 2% 0% 150% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 50% 0% 114%
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 A +364%
Contains more Vitamin C +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +312.8%
Contains more Folate +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +544.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +38%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cabbage Fennel Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 4.2g Fennel
Protein 1.5g 1.24g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 2.18g 7.3g Fennel
Calories 13kcal 31kcal Fennel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.18g 3.93g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1g 3.1g Fennel
Calcium 105mg 49mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.73mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 19mg 17mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 37mg 50mg Fennel
Potassium 252mg 414mg Fennel
Sodium 65mg 52mg Fennel
Zinc 0.19mg 0.2mg Fennel
Copper 0.021mg 0.066mg Fennel
Vitamin A 4468IU 963IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.58mg Fennel
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 45mg 12mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.01mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.032mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.64mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.088mg 0.232mg Fennel
Vitamin B6 0.194mg 0.047mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 66µg 27µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 45.5µg 62.8µg Fennel
Tryptophan 0.015mg mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049mg mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085mg mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089mg mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009mg mg Chinese cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.044mg mg Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066mg mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026mg mg Chinese cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.09g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.068g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g 0.169g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese cabbage Fennel
Low Fats diet Equal
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
56
Chinese cabbage
28
Fennel
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
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
9%
Chinese cabbage
7%
Fennel
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
7%
Fennel
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
1%
Fennel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Fennel
Fennel contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.75g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.063g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
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

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. Chinese cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170390/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.