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Fennel vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Fennel and Cucumber

  • Cucumber has less Vitamin K, Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium, and Iron.
  • Fennel's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 39% more.
  • Fennel has 19 times more Vitamin E than Cucumber. Fennel has 0.58mg of Vitamin E , while Cucumber has 0.03mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fennel, bulb, raw and Cucumber, with peel, 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 Iron +160.7%
Contains more Calcium +206.3%
Contains more Potassium +181.6%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +61%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.3%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Equal in Zinc - 0.2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +160.7%
Contains more Calcium +206.3%
Contains more Potassium +181.6%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +61%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.3%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Equal in Zinc - 0.2

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +817.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +553.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +282.9%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.033
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 10% 7% 1% 0% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 0% 41% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +817.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +553.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +282.9%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.033

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
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
8
Cucumber

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
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Fennel
1%
Cucumber

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

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Fennel Cucumber
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 richer in minerals?
Fennel
Fennel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fennel
Fennel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.053g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Cucumber Opinion
Calories 31 15 Fennel
Protein 1.24 0.65 Fennel
Fats 0.2 0.11 Fennel
Vitamin C 12 2.8 Fennel
Net carbs 4.199999809265137 3.130000114440918 Fennel
Carbs 7.3 3.63 Fennel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.28 Fennel
Calcium 49 16 Fennel
Potassium 414 147 Fennel
Magnesium 17 13 Fennel
Sugar 3.93 1.67 Cucumber
Fiber 3.1 0.5 Fennel
Copper 0.066 0.041 Fennel
Zinc 0.2 0.2
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 50 24 Fennel
Sodium 52 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 963 105 Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58 0.03 Fennel
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.01 0.027 Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.033 Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.64 0.098 Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.047 0.04 Fennel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 62.8 16.4 Fennel
Folate 27 7 Fennel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.09 0.037 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068 0.005 Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169 0.032 Fennel
Tryptophan 0.005 Cucumber
Threonine 0.019 Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.021 Cucumber
Leucine 0.029 Cucumber
Lysine 0.029 Cucumber
Methionine 0.006 Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019 Cucumber
Valine 0.022 Cucumber
Histidine 0.01 Cucumber
Fructose 0.87 Cucumber

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.