Fennel Bulb, a low calorie vegetable is popular for the health benefits it offers. There are only 31 calories in 100 grams of raw fennel bulb. It has a good nutritional value is quite low in fat and has enough fiber that helps in easy digestion.
One cup of raw sliced fennel bulb weighing around 87 grams contains 27 calories out of which just 2 calories are obtained from fat. The remaining calories come from proteins and carbohydrates. The fat content in an equal quantity of raw fennel bulb is merely 0.2 gram. It contains 1.1 grams of protein, 6.3 grams of carbohydrates, 2.7 grams of dietary fiber and 45 mg of sodium content.
One average sized fennel bulb weighing around 234 grams contains 73 calories out of which just 4 calories are obtained from fat. The total fat content in an equal sized fennel bulb is 0.5 gram, carbohydrate content in it is 17.1 grams, protein content is 2.9 grams, dietary fiber content is 7.3 grams and sodium content in it is 122 mg.
One average sized cooked fennel bulb without adding fat contains 38 calories out of which 3 calories are obtained from fat. The total fat content in it is 0.34 gram consisting of 0.084 gram saturated fat content, 0.158 gram polyunsaturated fat content and 0.063 gram monounsaturated fat content. The potassium and sodium content in an equal sized similarly cooked fennel bulb is 597 mg and 625 mg respectively. It contains a total carbohydrate content of 8.42 grams, dietary fiber content of 3.4 grams, sugar content of 4.98 grams and protein content of 1.75 grams. Fennel bulb also contains some amount of vitamin C and certain other vitamins as well as minerals which are necessary for the proper functioning of the body.
The number of calories in cooked form of fennel bulb varies based on its method of preparation.