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Fennel vs Winter melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Fennel and Winter melon

  • Fennel has more Potassium, Manganese, and Folate, however Winter melon is richer in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin A.
  • Fennel covers your daily Potassium needs 12% more than Winter melon.
  • Winter melon has 5 times less Folate than Fennel. Fennel has 27µg of Folate, while Winter melon has 5µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fennel, bulb, raw and Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), 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
Contains more Iron +82.5%
Contains more Calcium +157.9%
Contains more Potassium +6800%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Copper +187%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.2%
Contains less Sodium -53.2%
Contains more Zinc +205%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Contains more Iron +82.5%
Contains more Calcium +157.9%
Contains more Potassium +6800%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Copper +187%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.2%
Contains less Sodium -53.2%
Contains more Zinc +205%

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.3%
Contains more Folate +440%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 13
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 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.3%
Contains more Folate +440%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 13

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
9
Winter melon
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
9
Winter melon

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
2%
Winter melon
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
3%
Winter melon
Fats
1%
Fennel
1%
Winter melon

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

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Fennel Winter melon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.93g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.074g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fennel
Fennel contains less Sodium (difference - 59mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fennel
Fennel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fennel
Fennel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Winter melon Opinion
Calories 31 13 Fennel
Protein 1.24 0.4 Fennel
Fats 0.2 0.2
Vitamin C 12 13 Winter melon
Net carbs 4.199999809265137 0.10000000149011612 Fennel
Carbs 7.3 3 Fennel
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.4 Fennel
Calcium 49 19 Fennel
Potassium 414 6 Fennel
Magnesium 17 10 Fennel
Sugar 3.93 Winter melon
Fiber 3.1 2.9 Fennel
Copper 0.066 0.023 Fennel
Zinc 0.2 0.61 Winter melon
Starch
Phosphorus 50 19 Fennel
Sodium 52 111 Fennel
Vitamin A 963 0 Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58 Fennel
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.01 0.04 Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.11 Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.64 0.4 Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232 0.133 Fennel
Vitamin B6 0.047 0.035 Fennel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 62.8 Fennel
Folate 27 5 Fennel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.09 0.016 Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068 0.037 Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169 0.087 Fennel
Tryptophan 0.002 Winter melon
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.009 Winter melon
Methionine 0.003 Winter melon
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.