Rhubarb vs. Fennel

Nutrition comparison of Rhubarb and Fennel


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

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

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

  • Both rhubarb and fennel are high in calcium and potassium.
  • Fennel has more niacin, pantothenic acid and folate.
  • Fennel is an excellent source of dietary fiber.
Detailed nutritional comparison of rhubarb and fennel 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: Rhubarb (Rhubarb, raw) and Fennel (Fennel, bulb, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Rhubarb and fennel contain similar amounts of calories - rhubarb has 21 calories per 100 grams and fennel has 31 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, rhubarb is similar to fennel for protein, carbs and fat. Rhubarb has a macronutrient ratio of 16:78:6 and for fennel, 14:81:6 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Rhubarb Fennel
Protein 16% 14%
Carbohydrates 78% 81%
Fat 6% 6%
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carbohydrates

Rhubarb and fennel contain similar amounts carbs - rhubarb has 4.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and fennel has 7.3g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Fennel is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has 72% more dietary fiber than rhubarb - rhubarb has 1.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and fennel has 3.1g of dietary fiber.

sugar

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



Protein

protein

Rhubarb and fennel contain similar amounts of protein - rhubarb has 0.9g of protein per 100 grams and fennel has 1.2g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both rhubarb and fennel are low in saturated fat - rhubarb has 0.05g of saturated fat per 100 grams and fennel has 0.09g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Fennel has 50% more Vitamin C than rhubarb - rhubarb has 8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and fennel has 12mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Fennel has 860% more Vitamin A than rhubarb - rhubarb has 5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and fennel has 48ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Rhubarb and fennel contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - rhubarb has 0.27mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and fennel has 0.58mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Fennel has 114% more Vitamin K than rhubarb - rhubarb has 29.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and fennel has 62.8ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Fennel has more niacin, pantothenic acid and folate. Both rhubarb and fennel contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin and Vitamin B6.

Rhubarb Fennel
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.01 MG
Riboflavin 0.03 MG 0.032 MG
Niacin 0.3 MG 0.64 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.085 MG 0.232 MG
Vitamin B6 0.024 MG 0.047 MG
Folate 7 UG 27 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both rhubarb and fennel are high in calcium. Rhubarb has 76% more calcium than fennel - rhubarb has 86mg of calcium per 100 grams and fennel has 49mg of calcium.

iron

Fennel has 232% more iron than rhubarb - rhubarb has 0.22mg of iron per 100 grams and fennel has 0.73mg of iron.

potassium

Both rhubarb and fennel are high in potassium. Fennel has 44% more potassium than rhubarb - rhubarb has 288mg 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,

Rhubarb Fennel
beta-carotene 61 UG 578 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 170 UG 607 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both rhubarb and fennel contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Rhubarb Fennel
linoleic acid 0.099 G 0.169 G
Total 0.099 G 0.169 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Rhubarb (Rhubarb, raw) and Fennel (Fennel, bulb, raw) .

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