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Fennel vs Sweet potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Fennel and Sweet potato

  • Fennel is richer in Vitamin K, and Vitamin C, yet Sweet potato is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Copper, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Sweet potato is 73% higher.
  • Fennel contains 35 times more Vitamin K than Sweet potato. Fennel contains 62.8µg of Vitamin K, while Sweet potato contains 1.8µg.

Food types used in this article are Fennel, bulb, raw and Sweet potato, raw, unprepared.

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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
Contains more Iron +19.7%
Contains more Calcium +63.3%
Contains more Potassium +22.8%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Copper +128.8%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Equal in Phosphorus - 47
Equal in Sodium - 55
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Contains more Iron +19.7%
Contains more Calcium +63.3%
Contains more Potassium +22.8%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Copper +128.8%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Equal in Phosphorus - 47
Equal in Sodium - 55

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin E +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +3388.9%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1373.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +680%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +244.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +344.7%
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 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin E +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +3388.9%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1373.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +680%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +244.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +344.7%

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
85
Sweet potato
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
21
Sweet 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
9%
Sweet potato
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
20%
Sweet potato
Fats
1%
Fennel
0%
Sweet 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 Sweet potato
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Fennel Sweet 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 Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.072g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fennel
Fennel contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)
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 Sweet potato Opinion
Calories 31 86 Sweet potato
Protein 1.24 1.57 Sweet potato
Fats 0.2 0.05 Fennel
Vitamin C 12 2.4 Fennel
Net carbs 4.199999809265137 17.1200008392334 Sweet potato
Carbs 7.3 20.12 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.61 Fennel
Calcium 49 30 Fennel
Potassium 414 337 Fennel
Magnesium 17 25 Sweet potato
Sugar 3.93 4.18 Fennel
Fiber 3.1 3 Fennel
Copper 0.066 0.151 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.2 0.3 Sweet potato
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 50 47 Fennel
Sodium 52 55 Fennel
Vitamin A 963 14187 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.58 0.26 Fennel
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.01 0.078 Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.061 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.64 0.557 Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232 0.8 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.047 0.209 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 62.8 1.8 Fennel
Folate 27 11 Fennel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.09 0.018 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068 0.001 Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169 0.014 Fennel
Tryptophan 0.031 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7 Sweet 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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.