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Fennel vs. Broccoli — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Fennel and Broccoli?

  • Broccoli is richer than Fennel in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 86% more.
  • Fennel has 2 times more Sugar than Broccoli. While Fennel has 3.93g of Sugar, Broccoli has only 1.7g.

We used Fennel, bulb, raw and Broccoli, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Potassium +31%
Contains more Copper +34.7%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +32%
Contains less Sodium -36.5%
Contains more Zinc +105%
Contains more Selenium +257.1%
Equal in Calcium - 47
Equal in Iron - 0.73
Equal in Manganese - 0.21
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 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17% 28% 14%
Contains more Potassium +31%
Contains more Copper +34.7%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +32%
Contains less Sodium -36.5%
Contains more Zinc +105%
Contains more Selenium +257.1%
Equal in Calcium - 47
Equal in Iron - 0.73
Equal in Manganese - 0.21

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 +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +643.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +610%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +272.3%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Choline +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +61.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639
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 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 11% 254%
Contains more Vitamin A +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +643.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +610%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +272.3%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Choline +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +61.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +20.7%
Contains more Protein +127.4%
Contains more Fats +85%
Equal in Carbs - 6.64
Equal in Water - 89.3
7% 90%
Protein: 1.24 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 7.3 g
Water: 90.21 g
Other: 1.05 g
3% 7% 89%
Protein: 2.82 g
Fats: 0.37 g
Carbs: 6.64 g
Water: 89.3 g
Other: 0.87 g
Contains more Other +20.7%
Contains more Protein +127.4%
Contains more Fats +85%
Equal in Carbs - 6.64
Equal in Water - 89.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +518.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +344.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.7%
28% 21% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.09 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.068 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.169 g
44% 13% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.038 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +518.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +344.7%
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 Broccoli
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 4.2g 4.04g Fennel
Protein 1.24g 2.82g Broccoli
Fats 0.2g 0.37g Broccoli
Carbs 7.3g 6.64g Fennel
Calories 31kcal 34kcal Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g Broccoli
Sugar 3.93g 1.7g Broccoli
Fiber 3.1g 2.6g Fennel
Calcium 49mg 47mg Fennel
Iron 0.73mg 0.73mg
Magnesium 17mg 21mg Broccoli
Phosphorus 50mg 66mg Broccoli
Potassium 414mg 316mg Fennel
Sodium 52mg 33mg Broccoli
Zinc 0.2mg 0.41mg Broccoli
Copper 0.066mg 0.049mg Fennel
Manganese 0.191mg 0.21mg Broccoli
Selenium 0.7µg 2.5µg Broccoli
Vitamin A 963IU 623IU Fennel
Vitamin A RAE 48µg 31µg Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58mg 0.78mg Broccoli
Vitamin C 12mg 89.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.071mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.64mg 0.639mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.047mg 0.175mg Broccoli
Folate 27µg 63µg Broccoli
Choline 13.2mg 18.7mg Broccoli
Vitamin K 62.8µg 101.6µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg Broccoli
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0.039g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068g 0.011g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 0.038g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Fennel Broccoli
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
26%
Fennel
61%
Broccoli
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Fennel
19%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.051g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.