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Chicory vs. Fennel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chicory and Fennel different?

  • Fennel is higher than Chicory in Vitamin C, Iron, Potassium, and Vitamin A RAE.

Chicory, witloof, 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.
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Fennel
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Calcium +157.9%
Contains more Iron +204.2%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.3%
Contains more Potassium +96.2%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +29.4%
Contains more Manganese +91%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 9% 8% 12% 19% 1% 5% 17% 14% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22% 25% 4%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Calcium +157.9%
Contains more Iron +204.2%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.3%
Contains more Potassium +96.2%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +29.4%
Contains more Manganese +91%
Contains more Selenium +250%

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 +520%
Contains more Folate +37%
Contains more Vitamin A +3220.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 10% 16% 7% 3% 9% 10% 28% 0% 0% 0%
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 +520%
Contains more Folate +37%
Contains more Vitamin A +3220.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Fennel
Contains more Protein +37.8%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +82.5%
Contains more Other +118.8%
Equal in Water - 90.21
4% 95%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.48 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 +37.8%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +82.5%
Contains more Other +118.8%
Equal in Water - 90.21

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Fennel
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +3300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +284.1%
34% 3% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.024 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.044 g
28% 21% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.09 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.068 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.169 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +3300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +284.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chicory Fennel
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicory Fennel Opinion
Net carbs 0.9g 4.2g Fennel
Protein 0.9g 1.24g Fennel
Fats 0.1g 0.2g Fennel
Carbs 4g 7.3g Fennel
Calories 17kcal 31kcal Fennel
Sugar 3.93g Chicory
Fiber 3.1g 3.1g
Calcium 19mg 49mg Fennel
Iron 0.24mg 0.73mg Fennel
Magnesium 10mg 17mg Fennel
Phosphorus 26mg 50mg Fennel
Potassium 211mg 414mg Fennel
Sodium 2mg 52mg Chicory
Zinc 0.16mg 0.2mg Fennel
Copper 0.051mg 0.066mg Fennel
Manganese 0.1mg 0.191mg Fennel
Selenium 0.2µg 0.7µg Fennel
Vitamin A 29IU 963IU Fennel
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 48µg Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58mg Fennel
Vitamin C 2.8mg 12mg Fennel
Vitamin B1 0.062mg 0.01mg Chicory
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.032mg Fennel
Vitamin B3 0.16mg 0.64mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.145mg 0.232mg Fennel
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.047mg Fennel
Folate 37µg 27µg Chicory
Choline 13.2mg Fennel
Vitamin K 62.8µg Fennel
Tryptophan 0.016mg Chicory
Threonine 0.025mg Chicory
Isoleucine 0.054mg Chicory
Leucine 0.039mg Chicory
Lysine 0.035mg Chicory
Methionine 0.005mg Chicory
Phenylalanine 0.022mg Chicory
Valine 0.041mg Chicory
Histidine 0.015mg Chicory
Saturated Fat 0.024g 0.09g Chicory
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.068g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044g 0.169g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicory 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
6%
Chicory
26%
Fennel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Chicory
18%
Fennel

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Fennel
Fennel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fennel
Fennel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.93g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicory
Chicory contains less Sodium (difference - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.066g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicory
Chicory is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Chicory - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170404/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.