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Fennel vs. Cabbage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Fennel and Cabbage?

  • Fennel is richer in Potassium, and Copper, while Cabbage is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B6.
  • Cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 27% higher.
  • Cabbage has 3 times less Copper than Fennel. Fennel has 0.066mg of Copper, while Cabbage has 0.019mg.

We used Fennel, bulb, raw and Cabbage, raw types in this comparison.

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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.
Fennel
9
:
Contains more Calcium +22.5%
Contains more Iron +55.3%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.3%
Contains more Potassium +143.5%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Copper +247.4%
Contains more Manganese +19.4%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -65.4%
Equal in Zinc - 0.18
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 12% 18% 9% 12% 15% 3% 5% 7% 21% 2%
Contains more Calcium +22.5%
Contains more Iron +55.3%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.3%
Contains more Potassium +143.5%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Copper +247.4%
Contains more Manganese +19.4%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -65.4%
Equal in Zinc - 0.18

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin A +882.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +286.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +173.5%
Contains more Choline +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +205%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +510%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +163.8%
Contains more Folate +59.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +21%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.212
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 6% 3% 0% 122% 16% 10% 5% 13% 29% 33% 0% 6% 190%
Contains more Vitamin A +882.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +286.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +173.5%
Contains more Choline +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +205%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +510%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +163.8%
Contains more Folate +59.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +21%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.212

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Fennel
3
:
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +25.9%
Contains more Other +64.1%
Equal in Protein - 1.28
Equal in Water - 92.18
7% 90%
Protein: 1.24 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 7.3 g
Water: 90.21 g
Other: 1.05 g
6% 92%
Protein: 1.28 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 5.8 g
Water: 92.18 g
Other: 0.64 g
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +25.9%
Contains more Other +64.1%
Equal in Protein - 1.28
Equal in Water - 92.18

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Fennel
2
:
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +894.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.2%
28% 21% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.09 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.068 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.169 g
50% 25% 25%
Saturated Fat: 0.034 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.017 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.017 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +894.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 4.2g 3.3g Fennel
Protein 1.24g 1.28g Cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Fennel
Carbs 7.3g 5.8g Fennel
Calories 31kcal 25kcal Fennel
Fructose 1.45g Cabbage
Sugar 3.93g 3.2g Cabbage
Fiber 3.1g 2.5g Fennel
Calcium 49mg 40mg Fennel
Iron 0.73mg 0.47mg Fennel
Magnesium 17mg 12mg Fennel
Phosphorus 50mg 26mg Fennel
Potassium 414mg 170mg Fennel
Sodium 52mg 18mg Cabbage
Zinc 0.2mg 0.18mg Fennel
Copper 0.066mg 0.019mg Fennel
Manganese 0.191mg 0.16mg Fennel
Selenium 0.7µg 0.3µg Fennel
Vitamin A 963IU 98IU Fennel
Vitamin A RAE 48µg 5µg Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58mg 0.15mg Fennel
Vitamin C 12mg 36.6mg Cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.061mg Cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.04mg Cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.64mg 0.234mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232mg 0.212mg Fennel
Vitamin B6 0.047mg 0.124mg Cabbage
Folate 27µg 43µg Cabbage
Choline 13.2mg 10.7mg Fennel
Vitamin K 62.8µg 76µg Cabbage
Tryptophan 0.011mg Cabbage
Threonine 0.035mg Cabbage
Isoleucine 0.03mg Cabbage
Leucine 0.041mg Cabbage
Lysine 0.044mg Cabbage
Methionine 0.012mg Cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.032mg Cabbage
Valine 0.042mg Cabbage
Histidine 0.022mg Cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0.034g Cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068g 0.017g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 0.017g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Fennel Cabbage
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
33%
Cabbage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Fennel
10%
Cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Fennel
Fennel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.73g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cabbage
Cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cabbage
Cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)
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. Cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169975/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.