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Fennel vs Seaweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Fennel and Seaweed

  • Fennel has more Vitamin C, and Potassium, however Seaweed has more Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5.
  • Seaweed's daily need coverage for Folate is 38% more.
  • Fennel has 5 times more Potassium than Seaweed. Fennel has 414mg of Potassium, while Seaweed has 89mg.
  • Fennel is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fennel, bulb, raw and Seaweed, kelp, 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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Contains more Phosphorus +19%
Contains more Potassium +365.2%
Contains less Sodium -77.7%
Contains more Calcium +242.9%
Contains more Iron +290.4%
Contains more Magnesium +611.8%
Contains more Zinc +515%
Contains more Copper +97%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Contains more Phosphorus +19%
Contains more Potassium +365.2%
Contains less Sodium -77.7%
Contains more Calcium +242.9%
Contains more Iron +290.4%
Contains more Magnesium +611.8%
Contains more Zinc +515%
Contains more Copper +97%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +730.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2250%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +176.7%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin K - 66
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% 18% 0% 10% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 135% 0% 166%
Contains more Vitamin A +730.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2250%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +176.7%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin K - 66

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Seaweed Opinion
Net carbs 4.2g 8.27g Seaweed
Protein 1.24g 1.68g Seaweed
Fats 0.2g 0.56g Seaweed
Carbs 7.3g 9.57g Seaweed
Calories 31kcal 43kcal Seaweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.93g 0.6g Seaweed
Fiber 3.1g 1.3g Fennel
Calcium 49mg 168mg Seaweed
Iron 0.73mg 2.85mg Seaweed
Magnesium 17mg 121mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 50mg 42mg Fennel
Potassium 414mg 89mg Fennel
Sodium 52mg 233mg Fennel
Zinc 0.2mg 1.23mg Seaweed
Copper 0.066mg 0.13mg Seaweed
Vitamin A 963IU 116IU Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58mg 0.87mg Seaweed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12mg 3mg Fennel
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.05mg Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.15mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.64mg 0.47mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232mg 0.642mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.047mg 0.002mg Fennel
Folate 27µg 180µg Seaweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 62.8µg 66µg Seaweed
Tryptophan mg 0.048mg Seaweed
Threonine mg 0.055mg Seaweed
Isoleucine mg 0.076mg Seaweed
Leucine mg 0.083mg Seaweed
Lysine mg 0.082mg Seaweed
Methionine mg 0.025mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine mg 0.043mg Seaweed
Valine mg 0.072mg Seaweed
Histidine mg 0.024mg Seaweed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0.247g Fennel
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068g 0.098g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 0.047g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fennel Seaweed
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
36
Seaweed
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
47
Seaweed

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
10%
Seaweed
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
10%
Seaweed
Fats
1%
Fennel
3%
Seaweed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.33g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Seaweed
Seaweed is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fennel
Fennel contains less Sodium (difference - 181mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.157g)
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

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. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/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.