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Dill seeds vs. Fennel seeds — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Dill seeds and Fennel seeds

  • Dill seeds are richer in Calcium, yet Fennel seeds are richer in Manganese, Fiber, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fennel seeds is 204% higher.

Food types used in this article are Spices, dill seed and Spices, fennel seed.

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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.
Contains more Calcium +26.8%
Contains less Sodium -77.3%
Contains more Zinc +40.5%
Contains more Iron +13.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.8%
Contains more Potassium +42.8%
Contains more Copper +36.8%
Contains more Manganese +256.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 455% 613% 183% 119% 105% 3% 142% 260% 240% 66%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 359% 696% 275% 209% 150% 12% 101% 356% 853% 0%
Contains more Calcium +26.8%
Contains less Sodium -77.3%
Contains more Zinc +40.5%
Contains more Iron +13.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.8%
Contains more Potassium +42.8%
Contains more Copper +36.8%
Contains more Manganese +256.4%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +154.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88%
Equal in Vitamin C - 21
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.408
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 70% 105% 66% 53% 0% 58% 8% 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 9% 0% 0% 70% 102% 82% 114% 0% 109% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +154.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88%
Equal in Vitamin C - 21
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.408

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +14.4%
Contains more Other +24.5%
Equal in Protein - 15.8
Equal in Fats - 14.87
Equal in Carbs - 52.29
16% 15% 55% 8% 7%
Protein: 15.98 g
Fats: 14.54 g
Carbs: 55.17 g
Water: 7.7 g
Other: 6.61 g
16% 15% 52% 9% 8%
Protein: 15.8 g
Fats: 14.87 g
Carbs: 52.29 g
Water: 8.81 g
Other: 8.23 g
Contains more Water +14.4%
Contains more Other +24.5%
Equal in Protein - 15.8
Equal in Fats - 14.87
Equal in Carbs - 52.29

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +67.3%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 9.91
7% 84% 9%
Saturated Fat: 0.73 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.41 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.01 g
4% 82% 14%
Saturated Fat: 0.48 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.91 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.69 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +67.3%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 9.91

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Dill seeds Fennel seeds
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dill seeds Fennel seeds Opinion
Net carbs 34.07g 12.49g Dill seeds
Protein 15.98g 15.8g Dill seeds
Fats 14.54g 14.87g Fennel seeds
Carbs 55.17g 52.29g Dill seeds
Calories 305kcal 345kcal Fennel seeds
Fiber 21.1g 39.8g Fennel seeds
Calcium 1516mg 1196mg Dill seeds
Iron 16.33mg 18.54mg Fennel seeds
Magnesium 256mg 385mg Fennel seeds
Phosphorus 277mg 487mg Fennel seeds
Potassium 1186mg 1694mg Fennel seeds
Sodium 20mg 88mg Dill seeds
Zinc 5.2mg 3.7mg Dill seeds
Copper 0.78mg 1.067mg Fennel seeds
Manganese 1.833mg 6.533mg Fennel seeds
Selenium 12.1µg Dill seeds
Vitamin A 53IU 135IU Fennel seeds
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 7µg Fennel seeds
Vitamin C 21mg 21mg
Vitamin B1 0.418mg 0.408mg Dill seeds
Vitamin B2 0.284mg 0.353mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B3 2.807mg 6.05mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.47mg Fennel seeds
Folate 10µg Dill seeds
Tryptophan 0.253mg Fennel seeds
Threonine 0.575mg 0.602mg Fennel seeds
Isoleucine 0.767mg 0.695mg Dill seeds
Leucine 0.925mg 0.996mg Fennel seeds
Lysine 1.038mg 0.758mg Dill seeds
Methionine 0.143mg 0.301mg Fennel seeds
Phenylalanine 0.67mg 0.647mg Dill seeds
Valine 1.12mg 0.915mg Dill seeds
Histidine 0.32mg 0.331mg Fennel seeds
Saturated Fat 0.73g 0.48g Fennel seeds
Monounsaturated Fat 9.41g 9.91g Fennel seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 1.01g 1.69g Fennel seeds

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Dill seeds Fennel seeds
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
28%
Dill seeds
37%
Fennel seeds
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
218%
Dill seeds
301%
Fennel seeds

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Dill seeds
Dill seeds contains less Sodium (difference - 68mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

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. Dill seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170925/nutrients
  2. Fennel seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171323/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.