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Fennel vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fennel and Potato different?

  • Fennel is higher in Vitamin K, however Potato is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Fennel is 51% higher.
  • Fennel contains 58 times more Vitamin E than Potato. While Fennel contains 0.58mg of Vitamin E , Potato contains only 0.01mg.
  • Potato has less Sugar.

Fennel, bulb, raw and Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw are the varieties 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
Fennel
1
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7
Potato
Contains more Calcium +308.3%
Contains more Iron +11%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +14%
Contains less Sodium -88.5%
Equal in Potassium - 425
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Contains more Calcium +308.3%
Contains more Iron +11%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +14%
Contains less Sodium -88.5%
Equal in Potassium - 425

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
4
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5
Potato
Contains more Vitamin A +48050%
Contains more Vitamin E +5700%
Contains more Vitamin K +3040%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +710%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +534%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032
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 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +48050%
Contains more Vitamin E +5700%
Contains more Vitamin K +3040%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +710%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +534%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032

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
18
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
20
Potato

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
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
17%
Potato
Fats
1%
Fennel
0%
Potato

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

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Fennel Potato
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?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.11g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.065g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Potato Opinion
Calories 31 77 Potato
Protein 1.24 2.05 Potato
Fats 0.2 0.09 Fennel
Vitamin C 12 19.7 Potato
Carbs 7.3 17.49 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.81 Potato
Calcium 49 12 Fennel
Potassium 414 425 Potato
Magnesium 17 23 Potato
Sugar 3.93 0.82 Potato
Fiber 3.1 2.1 Fennel
Copper 0.066 0.11 Potato
Zinc 0.2 0.3 Potato
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 50 57 Potato
Sodium 52 6 Potato
Vitamin A 963 2 Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58 0.01 Fennel
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.01 0.081 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.032
Vitamin B3 0.64 1.061 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.232 0.295 Potato
Vitamin B6 0.047 0.298 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 62.8 2 Fennel
Folate 27 15 Fennel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.09 0.025 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068 0.002 Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169 0.042 Fennel
Tryptophan 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.067 Potato
Isoleucine 0.066 Potato
Leucine 0.098 Potato
Lysine 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081 Potato
Valine 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.035 Potato
Fructose 0.26 Potato

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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.