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Carb info for Fennel

Fennel Carbs and Nutritional Information


Updated June 04, 2014



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Fennel is a vegetable only recently catching on in the U.S. - mostly it has been associated with Italian cooking. It's in the same family with carrots and dill (its fronds look a lot like dill, in fact). Although the white bulb is usually the part that is eaten, the stalks and fronds are also edible. It has an anise-like flavor (if you don't like anise, slice the bulb very thinly and soak in ice water for a few minutes). Fennel seed can be used as a spice, and is popular in Italian and Indian cooking.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Fennel

  • ½ cup sliced raw fennel: 2 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1.5 gram fiber and 14 calories
  • 1 large bulb raw fennel (about 8 oz/half a pound): 10 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 7 grams fiber and 73 calories
  • 1 oz. raw fennel: 1 gram effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 9 calories

Glycemic Index for Fennel

As with most non-starchy vegetables, there is no scientific study of the glycemic index of celery.

More Information about the Glycemic Index

Estimated Glycemic Load of Fennel

  • ½ cup sliced raw fennel: 1
  • 1 large bulb raw fennel (about 8 oz/half a pound)): 5
  • 11 oz. raw fennel: 1

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Health Benefits of Fennel

Celery is a good source of Vitamin C, and a fair source of potassium.

More Information About Fennel at Calorie Count.

More Carb Profiles:


Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).

United States Department of Agriculture. "Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods - 2007. November 2007

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21.

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