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Taro vs Fennel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Taro and Fennel

  • Taro is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B1, and Potassium, yet Fennel is higher in Vitamin K, and Vitamin C.
  • Fennel covers your daily Vitamin K needs 51% more than Taro.
  • Taro contains 10 times more Vitamin B1 than Fennel. While Taro contains 0.095mg of Vitamin B1, Fennel contains only 0.01mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Taro, 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
Taro
6
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2
Fennel
Contains more Magnesium +94.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Potassium +42.8%
Contains less Sodium -78.8%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Copper +160.6%
Contains more Calcium +14%
Contains more Iron +32.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 13% 22% 37% 7% 6% 22%
Contains more Magnesium +94.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Potassium +42.8%
Contains less Sodium -78.8%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Copper +160.6%
Contains more Calcium +14%
Contains more Iron +32.7%

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
Taro
4
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6
Fennel
Contains more Vitamin E +310.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +502.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1167.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28%
Contains more Folate +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +6180%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.64
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 3%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +310.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +502.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1167.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28%
Contains more Folate +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +6180%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.64

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Fennel Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 4.2g Taro
Protein 1.5g 1.24g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 26.46g 7.3g Taro
Calories 112kcal 31kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g 3.93g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 3.1g Taro
Calcium 43mg 49mg Fennel
Iron 0.55mg 0.73mg Fennel
Magnesium 33mg 17mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 50mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 414mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 52mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.2mg Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.066mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 963IU Fennel
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.58mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 12mg Fennel
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.01mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.032mg Fennel
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.64mg Fennel
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.232mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.047mg Taro
Folate 22µg 27µg Fennel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 62.8µg Fennel
Tryptophan 0.023mg mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.09g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.068g Fennel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.169g Fennel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Fennel
Low Fats diet Equal
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
18
Taro
28
Fennel
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
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
9%
Taro
7%
Fennel
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
7%
Fennel
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Fennel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.53g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 41mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.049g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fennel
Fennel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
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.

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. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/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.