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Fennel vs Shallot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Fennel and Shallot

  • Fennel is richer in Vitamin K, yet Shallot is richer in Vitamin B6, Iron, and Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Fennel is 52% higher.
  • Fennel contains 15 times more Vitamin E than Shallot. Fennel contains 0.58mg of Vitamin E , while Shallot contains 0.04mg.
  • Fennel contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Fennel, bulb, raw and Shallots, 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
2
:
Contains more Calcium +32.4%
Contains more Potassium +24%
Contains more Iron +64.4%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 12% 30% 15% 30% 11% 26% 2%
Contains more Calcium +32.4%
Contains more Potassium +24%
Contains more Iron +64.4%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +23975%
Contains more Vitamin E +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +220%
Contains more Vitamin K +7750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +634%
Contains more Folate +25.9%
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 27% 1% 1% 0% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 0% 2% 26%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +23975%
Contains more Vitamin E +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +220%
Contains more Vitamin K +7750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +634%
Contains more Folate +25.9%

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
15
Shallot
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
21
Shallot

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
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
17%
Shallot
Fats
1%
Fennel
0%
Shallot

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

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Fennel Shallot
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 contains less Sodium?
Shallot
Shallot contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.073g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.94g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Shallot Opinion
Calories 31 72 Shallot
Protein 1.24 2.5 Shallot
Fats 0.2 0.1 Fennel
Vitamin C 12 8 Fennel
Net carbs 4.199999809265137 13.600000381469727 Shallot
Carbs 7.3 16.8 Shallot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 1.2 Shallot
Calcium 49 37 Fennel
Potassium 414 334 Fennel
Magnesium 17 21 Shallot
Sugar 3.93 7.87 Fennel
Fiber 3.1 3.2 Shallot
Copper 0.066 0.088 Shallot
Zinc 0.2 0.4 Shallot
Starch
Phosphorus 50 60 Shallot
Sodium 52 12 Shallot
Vitamin A 963 4 Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58 0.04 Fennel
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.01 0.06 Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.02 Fennel
Vitamin B3 0.64 0.2 Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232 0.29 Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.047 0.345 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 62.8 0.8 Fennel
Folate 27 34 Shallot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.09 0.017 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068 0.014 Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169 0.039 Fennel
Tryptophan 0.028 Shallot
Threonine 0.098 Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106 Shallot
Leucine 0.149 Shallot
Lysine 0.125 Shallot
Methionine 0.027 Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081 Shallot
Valine 0.11 Shallot
Histidine 0.043 Shallot
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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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.