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Fennel vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Fennel and Beetroot?

  • Fennel is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C and Vitamin A, yet Beetroot is higher in Folate and Manganese.
  • Fennel's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 52% more.
  • Fennel has 24 times more Vitamin A than Beetroot. While Fennel has 48µg of Vitamin A, Beetroot has only 2µg.

We used Fennel, bulb, raw and Beets, raw types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Fennel
4
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Contains more Calcium +206.3%
Contains more Potassium +27.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Copper +13.6%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Contains more Calcium +206.3%
Contains more Potassium +27.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Copper +13.6%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Equal in Iron - 0.8

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
Fennel
6
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Contains more Vitamin C +144.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +2818.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +31300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +210%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.6%
Contains more Folate +303.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 40% 58% 12% 0% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 0% 157% 21%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Contains more Vitamin C +144.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +2818.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +31300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +210%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.6%
Contains more Folate +303.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
28
Fennel
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
18
Beetroot

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 the food
Protein
7%
Fennel
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
10%
Beetroot
Fats
1%
Fennel
1%
Beetroot

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Fennel Beetroot
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Fennel Beetroot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Fennel
Fennel contains less Sugars (difference - 2.83g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fennel
Fennel contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.063g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Fennel Beetroot Opinion
Calories 31 43 Beetroot
Protein 1.24 1.61 Beetroot
Fats 0.2 0.17 Fennel
Vitamin C 12 4.9 Fennel
Carbs 7.3 9.56 Beetroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.8 Beetroot
Calcium 49 16 Fennel
Potassium 414 325 Fennel
Magnesium 17 23 Beetroot
Sugars 3.93 6.76 Fennel
Fiber 3.1 2.8 Fennel
Copper 0.066 0.075 Beetroot
Zinc 0.2 0.35 Beetroot
Starch
Phosphorus 50 40 Fennel
Sodium 52 78 Fennel
Vitamin A 963 33 Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58 0.04 Fennel
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.01 0.031 Beetroot
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.04 Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.64 0.334 Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232 0.155 Fennel
Vitamin B6 0.047 0.067 Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 62.8 0.2 Fennel
Folate 27 109 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.09 0.027 Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068 0.032 Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169 0.06 Fennel
Tryptophan 0.019 Beetroot
Threonine 0.047 Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048 Beetroot
Leucine 0.068 Beetroot
Lysine 0.058 Beetroot
Methionine 0.018 Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046 Beetroot
Valine 0.056 Beetroot
Histidine 0.021 Beetroot
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Fennel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169385/nutrients
  2. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.