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Cucumber vs Fennel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cucumber and Fennel

  • Cucumber has less Vitamin K, Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium, and Iron.
  • Fennel's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 39% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Cucumber, with peel, 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 less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Calcium +206.3%
Contains more Iron +160.7%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.3%
Contains more Potassium +181.6%
Contains more Copper +61%
Equal in Zinc - 0.2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Calcium +206.3%
Contains more Iron +160.7%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.3%
Contains more Potassium +181.6%
Contains more Copper +61%
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 B1 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +817.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +553.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.5%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +282.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 41%
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 B1 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +817.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +553.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.5%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +282.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032

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.
Cucumber Fennel
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price 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 Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Fennel Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 4.2g Fennel
Protein 0.65g 1.24g Fennel
Fats 0.11g 0.2g Fennel
Carbs 3.63g 7.3g Fennel
Calories 15kcal 31kcal Fennel
Starch 0.83g g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g 3.93g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 3.1g Fennel
Calcium 16mg 49mg Fennel
Iron 0.28mg 0.73mg Fennel
Magnesium 13mg 17mg Fennel
Phosphorus 24mg 50mg Fennel
Potassium 147mg 414mg Fennel
Sodium 2mg 52mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.2mg
Copper 0.041mg 0.066mg Fennel
Vitamin A 105IU 963IU Fennel
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.58mg Fennel
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg 12mg Fennel
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.01mg Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.032mg Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.64mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.232mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.047mg Fennel
Folate 7µg 27µg Fennel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg 62.8µg Fennel
Tryptophan 0.005mg mg Cucumber
Threonine 0.019mg mg Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.021mg mg Cucumber
Leucine 0.029mg mg Cucumber
Lysine 0.029mg mg Cucumber
Methionine 0.006mg mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019mg mg Cucumber
Valine 0.022mg mg Cucumber
Histidine 0.01mg mg Cucumber
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.09g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.068g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.169g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cucumber 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
9
Cucumber
28
Fennel
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
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
4%
Cucumber
7%
Fennel
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
7%
Fennel
Fats
1%
Cucumber
1%
Fennel

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Fennel
Fennel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fennel
Fennel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.053g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.