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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 Calcium +206.3%
Contains more Iron +160.7%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.3%
Contains more Potassium +181.6%
Contains more Copper +61%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Equal in Zinc - 0.2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Calcium +206.3%
Contains more Iron +160.7%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.3%
Contains more Potassium +181.6%
Contains more Copper +61%
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 A +817.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +553.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.5%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +282.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.033
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 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 41%
Contains more Vitamin A +817.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +553.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.5%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +282.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.033

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 4.2g 3.13g Fennel
Protein 1.24g 0.65g Fennel
Fats 0.2g 0.11g Fennel
Carbs 7.3g 3.63g Fennel
Calories 31kcal 15kcal Fennel
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 3.93g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 3.1g 0.5g Fennel
Calcium 49mg 16mg Fennel
Iron 0.73mg 0.28mg Fennel
Magnesium 17mg 13mg Fennel
Phosphorus 50mg 24mg Fennel
Potassium 414mg 147mg Fennel
Sodium 52mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.2mg
Copper 0.066mg 0.041mg Fennel
Vitamin A 963IU 105IU Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58mg 0.03mg Fennel
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12mg 2.8mg Fennel
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.027mg Cucumber
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.033mg Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.64mg 0.098mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232mg 0.259mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.047mg 0.04mg Fennel
Folate 27µg 7µg Fennel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 62.8µg 16.4µg Fennel
Tryptophan mg 0.005mg Cucumber
Threonine mg 0.019mg Cucumber
Isoleucine mg 0.021mg Cucumber
Leucine mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Lysine mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Methionine mg 0.006mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine mg 0.019mg Cucumber
Valine mg 0.022mg Cucumber
Histidine mg 0.01mg Cucumber
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0.037g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068g 0.005g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 0.032g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Fennel Cucumber
Low Fats diet ok
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
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

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)

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.