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Fennel vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Fennel and Ginger

  • Fennel has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE, however Ginger is higher in Copper, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.
  • Fennel covers your daily need of Vitamin K 52% more than Ginger.
  • Fennel has 10000000 times more Vitamin A RAE than Ginger. While Fennel has 48µg of Vitamin A RAE, Ginger has only 0µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fennel, bulb, raw and Ginger root, 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
Fennel
3
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5
Ginger
Contains more Calcium +206.3%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.1%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Copper +242.4%
Equal in Potassium - 415
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% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains more Calcium +206.3%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.1%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Copper +242.4%
Equal in Potassium - 415

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
6
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4
Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.3%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +62700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +240.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.034
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 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.3%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +62700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +240.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.034

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 4.2g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 1.24g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.2g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 7.3g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 31kcal 80kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.93g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 3.1g 2g Fennel
Calcium 49mg 16mg Fennel
Iron 0.73mg 0.6mg Fennel
Magnesium 17mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 50mg 34mg Fennel
Potassium 414mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 52mg 13mg Ginger
Zinc 0.2mg 0.34mg Ginger
Copper 0.066mg 0.226mg Ginger
Vitamin A 963IU 0IU Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58mg 0.26mg Fennel
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12mg 5mg Fennel
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.025mg Ginger
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.034mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.64mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.232mg 0.203mg Fennel
Vitamin B6 0.047mg 0.16mg Ginger
Folate 27µg 11µg Fennel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 62.8µg 0.1µg Fennel
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Ginger
Threonine mg 0.036mg Ginger
Isoleucine mg 0.051mg Ginger
Leucine mg 0.074mg Ginger
Lysine mg 0.057mg Ginger
Methionine mg 0.013mg Ginger
Phenylalanine mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine mg 0.03mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0.203g Fennel
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 0.154g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fennel Ginger
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
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
18%
Ginger
Fats
1%
Fennel
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.113g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.