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Fennel seeds vs. Bay leaf — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Fennel seeds and Bay leaf

  • Fennel seeds have more Copper, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Calcium, and Potassium, however, Bay leaf have more Iron, Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Bay leaf's daily need coverage for Iron is 306% more.
  • Fennel seeds have 4 times more Phosphorus than Bay leaf. Fennel seeds have 487mg of Phosphorus, while Bay leaf has 113mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, fennel seed and Spices, bay leaf.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +43.4%
Contains more Magnesium +220.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +331%
Contains more Potassium +220.2%
Contains more Copper +156.5%
Contains more Iron +131.9%
Contains less Sodium -73.9%
Contains more Manganese +25%
Equal in Zinc - 3.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 359% 696% 275% 209% 150% 12% 101% 356% 853% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 251% 1613% 86% 49% 47% 3% 101% 139% 1066% 16%
Contains more Calcium +43.4%
Contains more Magnesium +220.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +331%
Contains more Potassium +220.2%
Contains more Copper +156.5%
Contains more Iron +131.9%
Contains less Sodium -73.9%
Contains more Manganese +25%
Equal in Zinc - 3.7

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +4433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +201.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4481.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 0% 0% 70% 102% 82% 114% 0% 109% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 372% 0% 0% 155% 3% 98% 38% 0% 402% 135% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +201.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4481.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +107.6%
Contains more Fats +77.9%
Contains more Water +61.9%
Contains more Other +127.3%
Contains more Carbs +43.4%
16% 15% 52% 9% 8%
Protein: 15.8 g
Fats: 14.87 g
Carbs: 52.29 g
Water: 8.81 g
Other: 8.23 g
8% 8% 75% 5% 4%
Protein: 7.61 g
Fats: 8.36 g
Carbs: 74.97 g
Water: 5.44 g
Other: 3.62 g
Contains more Protein +107.6%
Contains more Fats +77.9%
Contains more Water +61.9%
Contains more Other +127.3%
Contains more Carbs +43.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -78.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +504.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +35.5%
4% 82% 14%
Saturated Fat: 0.48 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.91 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.69 g
37% 26% 37%
Saturated Fat: 2.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.64 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.29 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -78.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +504.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +35.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Fennel seeds Bay leaf
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel seeds Bay leaf Opinion
Net carbs 12.49g 48.67g Bay leaf
Protein 15.8g 7.61g Fennel seeds
Fats 14.87g 8.36g Fennel seeds
Carbs 52.29g 74.97g Bay leaf
Calories 345kcal 313kcal Fennel seeds
Fiber 39.8g 26.3g Fennel seeds
Calcium 1196mg 834mg Fennel seeds
Iron 18.54mg 43mg Bay leaf
Magnesium 385mg 120mg Fennel seeds
Phosphorus 487mg 113mg Fennel seeds
Potassium 1694mg 529mg Fennel seeds
Sodium 88mg 23mg Bay leaf
Zinc 3.7mg 3.7mg
Copper 1.067mg 0.416mg Fennel seeds
Manganese 6.533mg 8.167mg Bay leaf
Selenium 2.8µg Bay leaf
Vitamin A 135IU 6185IU Bay leaf
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 309µg Bay leaf
Vitamin C 21mg 46.5mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B1 0.408mg 0.009mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B2 0.353mg 0.421mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B3 6.05mg 2.005mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B6 0.47mg 1.74mg Bay leaf
Folate 180µg Bay leaf
Tryptophan 0.253mg Fennel seeds
Threonine 0.602mg Fennel seeds
Isoleucine 0.695mg Fennel seeds
Leucine 0.996mg Fennel seeds
Lysine 0.758mg Fennel seeds
Methionine 0.301mg Fennel seeds
Phenylalanine 0.647mg Fennel seeds
Valine 0.915mg Fennel seeds
Histidine 0.331mg Fennel seeds
Saturated Fat 0.48g 2.28g Fennel seeds
Monounsaturated Fat 9.91g 1.64g Fennel seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 1.69g 2.29g Bay leaf

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fennel seeds Bay leaf
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Fennel seeds
92%
Bay leaf
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
301%
Fennel seeds
337%
Bay leaf

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Fennel seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171323/nutrients
  2. Bay leaf - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170917/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.