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Fennel seeds vs. Ground cloves — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fennel seeds and Ground cloves different?

  • Fennel seeds are higher in Iron, Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B1, however, Ground cloves are richer in Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Ground cloves is 2330% higher.
  • Fennel seeds contain 105 times more Vitamin C than Ground cloves. While Fennel seeds contain 21mg of Vitamin C, Ground cloves contain only 0.2mg.

Spices, fennel seed and Spices, cloves, ground are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +89.2%
Contains more Iron +56.7%
Contains more Magnesium +48.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +368.3%
Contains more Potassium +66.1%
Contains less Sodium -68.2%
Contains more Zinc +59.5%
Contains more Copper +189.9%
Contains more Manganese +820.4%
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 190% 444% 185% 45% 90% 37% 64% 123% 7843% 40%
Contains more Calcium +89.2%
Contains more Iron +56.7%
Contains more Magnesium +48.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +368.3%
Contains more Potassium +66.1%
Contains less Sodium -68.2%
Contains more Zinc +59.5%
Contains more Copper +189.9%
Contains more Manganese +820.4%

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 C +10400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.5%
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 10% 177% 0% 1% 40% 51% 30% 31% 91% 19% 0% 21% 355%
Contains more Vitamin C +10400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +164.7%
Contains more Fats +14.4%
Contains more Other +46.2%
Contains more Carbs +25.3%
Contains more Water +12%
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
6% 13% 66% 10% 6%
Protein: 5.97 g
Fats: 13 g
Carbs: 65.53 g
Water: 9.87 g
Other: 5.63 g
Contains more Protein +164.7%
Contains more Fats +14.4%
Contains more Other +46.2%
Contains more Carbs +25.3%
Contains more Water +12%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +611.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +113.4%
4% 82% 14%
Saturated Fat: 0.48 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.91 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.69 g
44% 16% 40%
Saturated Fat: 3.952 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.393 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.606 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +611.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +113.4%

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 Ground cloves
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
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 Ground cloves Opinion
Net carbs 12.49g 31.63g Ground cloves
Protein 15.8g 5.97g Fennel seeds
Fats 14.87g 13g Fennel seeds
Carbs 52.29g 65.53g Ground cloves
Calories 345kcal 274kcal Fennel seeds
Fructose 1.07g Ground cloves
Sugar 2.38g Fennel seeds
Fiber 39.8g 33.9g Fennel seeds
Calcium 1196mg 632mg Fennel seeds
Iron 18.54mg 11.83mg Fennel seeds
Magnesium 385mg 259mg Fennel seeds
Phosphorus 487mg 104mg Fennel seeds
Potassium 1694mg 1020mg Fennel seeds
Sodium 88mg 277mg Fennel seeds
Zinc 3.7mg 2.32mg Fennel seeds
Copper 1.067mg 0.368mg Fennel seeds
Manganese 6.533mg 60.127mg Ground cloves
Selenium 7.2µg Ground cloves
Vitamin A 135IU 160IU Ground cloves
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 8µg Ground cloves
Vitamin E 8.82mg Ground cloves
Vitamin C 21mg 0.2mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B1 0.408mg 0.158mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B2 0.353mg 0.22mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B3 6.05mg 1.56mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B5 0.509mg Ground cloves
Vitamin B6 0.47mg 0.391mg Fennel seeds
Folate 25µg Ground cloves
Choline 37.4mg Ground cloves
Vitamin K 141.8µg Ground cloves
Tryptophan 0.253mg 0.03mg Fennel seeds
Threonine 0.602mg 0.18mg Fennel seeds
Isoleucine 0.695mg 0.24mg Fennel seeds
Leucine 0.996mg 0.4mg Fennel seeds
Lysine 0.758mg 0.37mg Fennel seeds
Methionine 0.301mg 0.08mg Fennel seeds
Phenylalanine 0.647mg 0.23mg Fennel seeds
Valine 0.915mg 0.34mg Fennel seeds
Histidine 0.331mg 0.13mg Fennel seeds
Trans Fat 0.254g Fennel seeds
Saturated Fat 0.48g 3.952g Fennel seeds
Omega-3 - EPA 0.008g Ground cloves
Omega-3 - DPA 0.184g Ground cloves
Monounsaturated Fat 9.91g 1.393g Fennel seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 1.69g 3.606g Ground cloves
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.017g Ground cloves
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.557g Ground cloves
Omega-3 - ALA 0.585g Ground cloves
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.008g Ground cloves

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fennel seeds Ground cloves
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
63%
Ground cloves
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
301%
Fennel seeds
906%
Ground cloves

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.38g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds contains less Sodium (difference - 189mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.472g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds 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 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. Ground cloves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171321/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.