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Fennel vs Garden asparagus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fennel and Garden asparagus different?

  • Fennel is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Potassium, while Garden asparagus is higher in Iron, Copper, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Folate.
  • Fennel covers your daily need of Vitamin K 18% more than Garden asparagus.
  • Fennel contains 2 times more Vitamin C than Garden asparagus. Fennel contains 12mg of Vitamin C, while Garden asparagus contains 5.6mg.

Fennel, bulb, raw and Asparagus, raw types were used in this article.

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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 +104.2%
Contains more Potassium +105%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Iron +193.2%
Contains more Copper +186.4%
Contains more Zinc +170%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 52
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 81% 8% 18% 10% 63% 15% 23% 1%
Contains more Calcium +104.2%
Contains more Potassium +105%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Iron +193.2%
Contains more Copper +186.4%
Contains more Zinc +170%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 52

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 C +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +51%
Contains more Vitamin E +94.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1330%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +340.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.6%
Contains more Folate +92.6%
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 19% 46% 23% 0% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 0% 105% 39%
Contains more Vitamin C +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +51%
Contains more Vitamin E +94.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1330%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +340.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.6%
Contains more Folate +92.6%

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
29
Garden asparagus
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
27
Garden asparagus

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
13%
Garden asparagus
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
4%
Garden asparagus
Fats
1%
Fennel
1%
Garden asparagus

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fennel Garden asparagus
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 Sugar?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.05g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $3.8)
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 Garden asparagus Opinion
Calories 31 20 Fennel
Protein 1.24 2.2 Garden asparagus
Fats 0.2 0.12 Fennel
Vitamin C 12 5.6 Fennel
Net carbs 4.199999809265137 1.7799999713897705 Fennel
Carbs 7.3 3.88 Fennel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 2.14 Garden asparagus
Calcium 49 24 Fennel
Potassium 414 202 Fennel
Magnesium 17 14 Fennel
Sugar 3.93 1.88 Garden asparagus
Fiber 3.1 2.1 Fennel
Copper 0.066 0.189 Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.2 0.54 Garden asparagus
Starch
Phosphorus 50 52 Garden asparagus
Sodium 52 2 Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 963 756 Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58 1.13 Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.01 0.143 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.141 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.64 0.978 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.232 0.274 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B6 0.047 0.091 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 62.8 41.6 Fennel
Folate 27 52 Garden asparagus
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.09 0.04 Garden asparagus
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068 0 Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169 0.05 Fennel
Tryptophan 0.027 Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.084 Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.075 Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.128 Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.104 Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.031 Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.075 Garden asparagus
Valine 0.115 Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.049 Garden asparagus
Fructose 1 Garden asparagus

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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/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.