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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 RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Copper, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE 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 Calcium +63.3%
Contains more Iron +19.7%
Contains more Potassium +22.8%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +128.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 47
Equal in Sodium - 55
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Contains more Calcium +63.3%
Contains more Iron +19.7%
Contains more Potassium +22.8%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +128.8%
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 E +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.9%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +3388.9%
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 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 852% 6% 0% 8% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 9% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin E +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.9%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +3388.9%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Sweet potato Opinion
Net carbs 4.2g 17.12g Sweet potato
Protein 1.24g 1.57g Sweet potato
Fats 0.2g 0.05g Fennel
Carbs 7.3g 20.12g Sweet potato
Calories 31kcal 86kcal Sweet potato
Starch g 12.65g Sweet potato
Fructose g 0.7g Sweet potato
Sugar 3.93g 4.18g Fennel
Fiber 3.1g 3g Fennel
Calcium 49mg 30mg Fennel
Iron 0.73mg 0.61mg Fennel
Magnesium 17mg 25mg Sweet potato
Phosphorus 50mg 47mg Fennel
Potassium 414mg 337mg Fennel
Sodium 52mg 55mg Fennel
Zinc 0.2mg 0.3mg Sweet potato
Copper 0.066mg 0.151mg Sweet potato
Vitamin A 963IU 14187IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.58mg 0.26mg Fennel
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12mg 2.4mg Fennel
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.078mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.061mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.64mg 0.557mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232mg 0.8mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.047mg 0.209mg Sweet potato
Folate 27µg 11µg Fennel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 62.8µg 1.8µg Fennel
Tryptophan mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Threonine mg 0.083mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine mg 0.055mg Sweet potato
Leucine mg 0.092mg Sweet potato
Lysine mg 0.066mg Sweet potato
Methionine mg 0.029mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine mg 0.089mg Sweet potato
Valine mg 0.086mg Sweet potato
Histidine mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0.018g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068g 0.001g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 0.014g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fennel Sweet potato
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
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

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.

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.