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Fennel vs Brussels sprout - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Fennel and Brussels sprout

  • Brussels sprout is higher than Fennel in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Folate, Iron, Manganese, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Brussels sprout covers your daily Vitamin K needs 95% more than Fennel.

Food varieties used in this article are Fennel, bulb, raw and Brussels sprouts, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +91.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains less Sodium -51.9%
Equal in Potassium - 389
Equal in Copper - 0.07
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +91.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains less Sodium -51.9%
Equal in Potassium - 389
Equal in Copper - 0.07

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 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +608.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +366%
Contains more Vitamin K +181.8%
Contains more Folate +125.9%
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 284% 46% 18% 0% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 0% 443% 46%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +608.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +366%
Contains more Vitamin K +181.8%
Contains more Folate +125.9%

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
81
Brussels sprout
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
23
Brussels sprout

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
20%
Brussels sprout
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
9%
Brussels sprout
Fats
1%
Fennel
1%
Brussels sprout

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 Brussels sprout
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Fennel Brussels sprout
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 lower in glycemic index?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.73g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout 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 Brussels sprout Opinion
Calories 31 43 Brussels sprout
Protein 1.24 3.38 Brussels sprout
Fats 0.2 0.3 Brussels sprout
Vitamin C 12 85 Brussels sprout
Net carbs 4.199999809265137 5.150000095367432 Brussels sprout
Carbs 7.3 8.95 Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 1.4 Brussels sprout
Calcium 49 42 Fennel
Potassium 414 389 Fennel
Magnesium 17 23 Brussels sprout
Sugar 3.93 2.2 Brussels sprout
Fiber 3.1 3.8 Brussels sprout
Copper 0.066 0.07 Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.2 0.42 Brussels sprout
Starch
Phosphorus 50 69 Brussels sprout
Sodium 52 25 Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 963 754 Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58 0.88 Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.01 0.139 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.09 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.64 0.745 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.232 0.309 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.047 0.219 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 62.8 177 Brussels sprout
Folate 27 61 Brussels sprout
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.09 0.062 Brussels sprout
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068 0.023 Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169 153 Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037 Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12 Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132 Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152 Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154 Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032 Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098 Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155 Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076 Brussels sprout
Fructose 0.93 Brussels sprout

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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.