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Fennel vs. Arrowroot — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Fennel and Arrowroot

  • Fennel is richer in Vitamin C, Fiber, and Vitamin A RAE, yet Arrowroot is richer in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Arrowroot is 78% higher.
  • Fennel contains 48 times more Vitamin A RAE than Arrowroot. Fennel contains 48µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Arrowroot contains 1µg.

Food types used in this article are Fennel, bulb, raw and Arrowroot, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +716.7%
Contains more Iron +204.1%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +96%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +215%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Equal in Potassium - 454
Equal in Manganese - 0.174
Equal in Selenium - 0.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22% 25% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41% 23% 4%
Contains more Calcium +716.7%
Contains more Iron +204.1%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +96%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +215%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Equal in Potassium - 454
Equal in Manganese - 0.174
Equal in Selenium - 0.7

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.
Fennel
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Contains more Vitamin A +4968.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +531.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1330%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +164.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +466%
Contains more Folate +1151.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 58% 12% 0% 40% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 21% 0% 8% 157%
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% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +4968.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +531.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1330%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +164.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +466%
Contains more Folate +1151.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +11.7%
Contains more Protein +241.9%
Contains more Carbs +83.4%
Contains more Other +35.2%
Equal in Fats - 0.2
7% 90%
Protein: 1.24 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 7.3 g
Water: 90.21 g
Other: 1.05 g
4% 13% 81%
Protein: 4.24 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 13.39 g
Water: 80.75 g
Other: 1.42 g
Contains more Water +11.7%
Contains more Protein +241.9%
Contains more Carbs +83.4%
Contains more Other +35.2%
Equal in Fats - 0.2

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1600%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +83.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.7%
28% 21% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.09 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.068 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.169 g
29% 3% 68%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.092 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1600%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +83.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Arrowroot Opinion
Net carbs 4.2g 12.09g Arrowroot
Protein 1.24g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 7.3g 13.39g Arrowroot
Calories 31kcal 65kcal Arrowroot
Sugar 3.93g Arrowroot
Fiber 3.1g 1.3g Fennel
Calcium 49mg 6mg Fennel
Iron 0.73mg 2.22mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 17mg 25mg Arrowroot
Phosphorus 50mg 98mg Arrowroot
Potassium 414mg 454mg Arrowroot
Sodium 52mg 26mg Arrowroot
Zinc 0.2mg 0.63mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.066mg 0.121mg Arrowroot
Manganese 0.191mg 0.174mg Fennel
Selenium 0.7µg 0.7µg
Vitamin A 963IU 19IU Fennel
Vitamin A RAE 48µg 1µg Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58mg Fennel
Vitamin C 12mg 1.9mg Fennel
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.143mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.059mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.64mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.232mg 0.292mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.047mg 0.266mg Arrowroot
Folate 27µg 338µg Arrowroot
Choline 13.2mg Fennel
Vitamin K 62.8µg Fennel
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0.039g Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068g 0.004g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 0.092g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fennel Arrowroot
Low Fats diet Equal
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
26%
Fennel
32%
Arrowroot
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Fennel
27%
Arrowroot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.93g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.051g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Fennel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169385/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.