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Fennel vs Chinese cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Fennel and Chinese cabbage

  • Fennel has more Vitamin K, Fiber, and Copper, however Chinese cabbage is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Folate, and Calcium.
  • Chinese cabbage covers your daily need of Vitamin C 37% more than Fennel.
  • Fennel has 6 times more Vitamin E than Chinese cabbage. While Fennel has 0.58mg of Vitamin E , Chinese cabbage has only 0.09mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fennel, bulb, raw and Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), 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 Phosphorus +35.1%
Contains more Potassium +64.3%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +214.3%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Zinc - 0.19
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.1%
Contains more Potassium +64.3%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +214.3%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Zinc - 0.19

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 E +544.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +38%
Contains more Vitamin A +364%
Contains more Vitamin C +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +312.8%
Contains more Folate +144.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 58% 12% 0% 40% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 21% 0% 157%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 269% 2% 0% 150% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 50% 0% 114%
Contains more Vitamin E +544.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +38%
Contains more Vitamin A +364%
Contains more Vitamin C +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +312.8%
Contains more Folate +144.4%

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 Chinese cabbage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Chinese cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 4.2g 1.18g Fennel
Protein 1.24g 1.5g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 7.3g 2.18g Fennel
Calories 31kcal 13kcal Fennel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.93g 1.18g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 3.1g 1g Fennel
Calcium 49mg 105mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.73mg 0.8mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 17mg 19mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 50mg 37mg Fennel
Potassium 414mg 252mg Fennel
Sodium 52mg 65mg Fennel
Zinc 0.2mg 0.19mg Fennel
Copper 0.066mg 0.021mg Fennel
Vitamin A 963IU 4468IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.58mg 0.09mg Fennel
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12mg 45mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.04mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.07mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.64mg 0.5mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232mg 0.088mg Fennel
Vitamin B6 0.047mg 0.194mg Chinese cabbage
Folate 27µg 66µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 62.8µg 45.5µg Fennel
Tryptophan mg 0.015mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine mg 0.049mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine mg 0.085mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine mg 0.088mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine mg 0.089mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine mg 0.009mg Chinese cabbage
Phenylalanine mg 0.044mg Chinese cabbage
Valine mg 0.066mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine mg 0.026mg Chinese cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0.027g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068g 0.015g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 0.096g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fennel Chinese cabbage
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
56
Chinese cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
17
Chinese cabbage

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
9%
Chinese cabbage
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
2%
Chinese cabbage
Fats
1%
Fennel
1%
Chinese cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Fennel
Fennel contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.75g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.063g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
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.
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

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. Chinese cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170390/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.