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Ginger vs Fennel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Ginger and Fennel

  • Ginger has more Copper, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium, however Fennel is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A.
  • Fennel covers your daily need of Vitamin K 52% more than Ginger.
  • Ginger has 3 times more Copper than Fennel. While Ginger has 0.226mg of Copper, Fennel has only 0.066mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Ginger root, raw and Fennel, bulb, 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
Ginger
5
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3
Fennel
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Copper +242.4%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Calcium +206.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.1%
Equal in Potassium - 414
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 37% 13% 22% 6% 22% 7%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Copper +242.4%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Calcium +206.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.1%
Equal in Potassium - 414

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
Ginger
4
:
6
Fennel
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +240.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +140%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +62700%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +240.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +140%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +62700%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032

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
9
Ginger
28
Fennel
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
18
Fennel

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
11%
Ginger
7%
Fennel
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
7%
Fennel
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Fennel

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.
Ginger Fennel
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Ginger Fennel
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.113g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel
Fennel is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Fennel Opinion
Calories 80 31 Ginger
Protein 1.82 1.24 Ginger
Fats 0.75 0.2 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 12 Fennel
Carbs 17.77 7.3 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.73 Fennel
Calcium 16 49 Fennel
Potassium 415 414 Ginger
Magnesium 43 17 Ginger
Sugar 1.7 3.93 Ginger
Fiber 2 3.1 Fennel
Copper 0.226 0.066 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.2 Ginger
Starch
Phosphorus 34 50 Fennel
Sodium 13 52 Ginger
Vitamin A 0 963 Fennel
Vitamin E 0.26 0.58 Fennel
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.01 Ginger
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.032 Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.64 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.232 Fennel
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.047 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 62.8 Fennel
Folate 11 27 Fennel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.09 Fennel
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.068 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.169 Fennel
Tryptophan 0.012 Ginger
Threonine 0.036 Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051 Ginger
Leucine 0.074 Ginger
Lysine 0.057 Ginger
Methionine 0.013 Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045 Ginger
Valine 0.073 Ginger
Histidine 0.03 Ginger
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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/nutrients
  2. Fennel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169385/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.