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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" chart 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 Zinc +105%
Contains more Phosphorus +32%
Contains less Sodium -36.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.73
Equal in Calcium - 47
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Contains more Potassium +31%
Contains more Copper +34.7%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Zinc +105%
Contains more Phosphorus +32%
Contains less Sodium -36.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.73
Equal in Calcium - 47

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

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
28
Fennel
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
18
Broccoli

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
7%
Fennel
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Fennel
2%
Broccoli

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.
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

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Fennel Broccoli
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Broccoli Opinion
Calories 31 34 Broccoli
Protein 1.24 2.82 Broccoli
Fats 0.2 0.37 Broccoli
Vitamin C 12 89.2 Broccoli
Carbs 7.3 6.64 Fennel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.73
Calcium 49 47 Fennel
Potassium 414 316 Fennel
Magnesium 17 21 Broccoli
Sugar 3.93 1.7 Broccoli
Fiber 3.1 2.6 Fennel
Copper 0.066 0.049 Fennel
Zinc 0.2 0.41 Broccoli
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 50 66 Broccoli
Sodium 52 33 Broccoli
Vitamin A 963 623 Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58 0.78 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.01 0.071 Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.117 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.64 0.639 Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232 0.573 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.047 0.175 Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 62.8 101.6 Broccoli
Folate 27 63 Broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.09 0.039 Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068 0.011 Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169 0.038 Fennel
Tryptophan 0.033 Broccoli
Threonine 0.088 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079 Broccoli
Leucine 0.129 Broccoli
Lysine 0.135 Broccoli
Methionine 0.038 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117 Broccoli
Valine 0.125 Broccoli
Histidine 0.059 Broccoli
Fructose 0.68 Broccoli

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. 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.