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Fennel vs. Red cabbage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fennel and Red cabbage different?

  • Fennel is higher in Vitamin K, Copper, and Potassium, however, Red cabbage is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Red cabbage is 50% higher.
  • Fennel contains 4 times more Copper than Red cabbage. While Fennel contains 0.066mg of Copper, Red cabbage contains only 0.017mg.

Fennel, bulb, raw and Cabbage, red, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +70.4%
Contains more Copper +288.2%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -48.1%
Contains more Manganese +27.2%
Equal in Calcium - 45
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Magnesium - 16
Equal in Zinc - 0.22
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22% 25% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6% 32% 4%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +70.4%
Contains more Copper +288.2%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -48.1%
Contains more Manganese +27.2%
Equal in Calcium - 45
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Magnesium - 16
Equal in Zinc - 0.22

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Fennel
5
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Contains more Vitamin E +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +64.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +375%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +540%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +344.7%
Contains more Choline +29.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 58% 12% 0% 40% 3% 8% 12% 14% 11% 21% 0% 8% 157%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 10% 96%
Contains more Vitamin E +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +64.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +375%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +540%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +344.7%
Contains more Choline +29.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +25%
Contains more Other +61.5%
Contains more Protein +15.3%
Equal in Carbs - 7.37
Equal in Water - 90.39
7% 90%
Protein: 1.24 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 7.3 g
Water: 90.21 g
Other: 1.05 g
7% 90%
Protein: 1.43 g
Fats: 0.16 g
Carbs: 7.37 g
Water: 90.39 g
Other: 0.65 g
Contains more Fats +25%
Contains more Other +61.5%
Contains more Protein +15.3%
Equal in Carbs - 7.37
Equal in Water - 90.39

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +466.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +111.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.7%
28% 21% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.09 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.068 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.169 g
19% 11% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.012 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.08 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +466.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +111.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Fennel Red cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 4.2g 5.27g Red cabbage
Protein 1.24g 1.43g Red cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.16g Fennel
Carbs 7.3g 7.37g Red cabbage
Calories 31kcal 31kcal
Fructose 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 3.93g 3.83g Red cabbage
Fiber 3.1g 2.1g Fennel
Calcium 49mg 45mg Fennel
Iron 0.73mg 0.8mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 17mg 16mg Fennel
Phosphorus 50mg 30mg Fennel
Potassium 414mg 243mg Fennel
Sodium 52mg 27mg Red cabbage
Zinc 0.2mg 0.22mg Red cabbage
Copper 0.066mg 0.017mg Fennel
Manganese 0.191mg 0.243mg Red cabbage
Selenium 0.7µg 0.6µg Fennel
Vitamin A 963IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 48µg 56µg Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.58mg 0.11mg Fennel
Vitamin C 12mg 57mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.064mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.069mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.64mg 0.418mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232mg 0.147mg Fennel
Vitamin B6 0.047mg 0.209mg Red cabbage
Folate 27µg 18µg Fennel
Choline 13.2mg 17.1mg Red cabbage
Vitamin K 62.8µg 38.2µg Fennel
Tryptophan 0.012mg Red cabbage
Threonine 0.039mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.034mg Red cabbage
Leucine 0.046mg Red cabbage
Lysine 0.049mg Red cabbage
Methionine 0.014mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.036mg Red cabbage
Valine 0.048mg Red cabbage
Histidine 0.024mg Red cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068g 0.012g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 0.08g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Fennel Red cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Fennel
36%
Red cabbage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Fennel
14%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.069g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fennel
Fennel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Fennel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169385/nutrients
  2. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.