Fennel vs. Pickles

Nutrition comparison of Fennel and Pickles


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of fennel versus pickles (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in fennel and pickles:

  • Both pickles and fennel are high in calcium.
  • Fennel has signficantly more Vitamin C than pickle.
  • Fennel is an excellent source of dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Pickle has more thiamin, however, fennel contains more niacin and folate.
Detailed nutritional comparison of fennel and pickles is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Fennel (Fennel, bulb, raw) and Pickles (Pickles, cucumber, dill or kosher dill) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Pickles and fennel contain similar amounts of calories - pickle has 12 calories per 100 grams and fennel has 31 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, fennel is heavier in carbs, lighter in fat and similar to pickles for protein. Fennel has a macronutrient ratio of 13:82:5 and for pickles, 14:67:19 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Fennel Pickles
Protein 13% 14%
Carbohydrates 82% 67%
Fat 5% 19%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Pickles and fennel contain similar amounts carbs - pickle has 2.4g of total carbs per 100 grams and fennel has 7.3g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in pickles are made of 52% sugar and 48% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in fennel comprise of 56% sugar and 44% dietary fiber.

dietary fiber

Fennel is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has 210% more dietary fiber than pickle - pickle has 1g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and fennel has 3.1g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Pickles and fennel contain similar amounts of sugar - pickle has 1.1g of sugar per 100 grams and fennel has 3.9g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Pickles and fennel contain similar amounts of protein - pickle has 0.5g of protein per 100 grams and fennel has 1.2g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both pickles and fennel are low in saturated fat - pickle has 0.08g of saturated fat per 100 grams and fennel has 0.09g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Fennel has signficantly more Vitamin C than pickle - pickle has 2.3mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and fennel has 12mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Fennel has 700% more Vitamin A than pickle - pickle has 6ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and fennel has 48ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Pickles and fennel contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - pickle has 0.03mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and fennel has 0.58mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Fennel has 263% more Vitamin K than pickle - pickle has 17.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and fennel has 62.8ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Pickle has more thiamin, however, fennel contains more niacin and folate. Both fennel and pickles contain significant amounts of riboflavin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.

Fennel Pickles
Thiamin 0.01 MG 0.045 MG
Riboflavin 0.032 MG 0.057 MG
Niacin 0.64 MG 0.109 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.232 MG 0.201 MG
Vitamin B6 0.047 MG 0.035 MG
Folate 27 UG 8 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both pickles and fennel are high in calcium. Pickle has 16% more calcium than fennel - pickle has 57mg of calcium per 100 grams and fennel has 49mg of calcium.

iron

Fennel has 181% more iron than pickle - pickle has 0.26mg of iron per 100 grams and fennel has 0.73mg of iron.

potassium

Fennel is an excellent source of potassium and it has 254% more potassium than pickle - pickle has 117mg of potassium per 100 grams and fennel has 414mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Fennel Pickles
beta-carotene 578 UG 53 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 607 UG 28 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 13 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, fennel has more linoleic acid than pickle per 100 grams.

Fennel Pickles
linoleic acid 0.169 G 0.052 G
Total 0.169 G 0.052 G



Customize your serving size


The comparison below is by weight, but sometimes 100g isn't that intuitive of a measurement for food. View a custom portion comparison (e.g. cups, oz, package).

You can try adding or subtracting the amount of either Fennel or Pickles .

Note: The specific food items compared are: Fennel (Fennel, bulb, raw) and Pickles (Pickles, cucumber, dill or kosher dill) .

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