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Fennel vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Fennel and Zucchini

  • Fennel is richer in Vitamin K, and Fiber, yet Zucchini is richer in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Fennel is 49% higher.
  • Fennel contains 3 times more Fiber than Zucchini. Fennel contains 3.1g of Fiber, while Zucchini contains 1g.

Food types used in this article are Fennel, bulb, raw and Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, 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 Calcium +206.3%
Contains more Iron +97.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.6%
Contains more Potassium +58.6%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
Contains more Calcium +206.3%
Contains more Iron +97.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.6%
Contains more Potassium +58.6%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Equal in Magnesium - 18

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 A +381.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.7%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1360.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +246.8%
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 12% 3% 0% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +381.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.7%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1360.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +246.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel Zucchini Opinion
Net carbs 4.2g 2.11g Fennel
Protein 1.24g 1.21g Fennel
Fats 0.2g 0.32g Zucchini
Carbs 7.3g 3.11g Fennel
Calories 31kcal 17kcal Fennel
Starch g 0g Zucchini
Fructose g 1.38g Zucchini
Sugar 3.93g 2.5g Zucchini
Fiber 3.1g 1g Fennel
Calcium 49mg 16mg Fennel
Iron 0.73mg 0.37mg Fennel
Magnesium 17mg 18mg Zucchini
Phosphorus 50mg 38mg Fennel
Potassium 414mg 261mg Fennel
Sodium 52mg 8mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.2mg 0.32mg Zucchini
Copper 0.066mg 0.053mg Fennel
Vitamin A 963IU 200IU Fennel
Vitamin E 0.58mg 0.12mg Fennel
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12mg 17.9mg Zucchini
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.045mg Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.094mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.64mg 0.451mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.232mg 0.204mg Fennel
Vitamin B6 0.047mg 0.163mg Zucchini
Folate 27µg 24µg Fennel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 62.8µg 4.3µg Fennel
Tryptophan mg 0.01mg Zucchini
Threonine mg 0.029mg Zucchini
Isoleucine mg 0.044mg Zucchini
Leucine mg 0.071mg Zucchini
Lysine mg 0.067mg Zucchini
Methionine mg 0.018mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine mg 0.043mg Zucchini
Valine mg 0.054mg Zucchini
Histidine mg 0.026mg Zucchini
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0.084g Zucchini
Monounsaturated Fat 0.068g 0.011g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 0.091g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fennel Zucchini
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
16
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
18
Fennel
12
Zucchini

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
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
7%
Fennel
3%
Zucchini
Fats
1%
Fennel
1%
Zucchini

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.43g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fennel
Fennel is relatively richer in minerals
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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.