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Saffron vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 132mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Saffron Star anise
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Saffron Star anise
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
57
Saffron
34
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
91
Saffron
180
Star anise

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
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Contains more Potassium +19.6%
Contains more Magnesium +55.3%
Contains more Iron +233%
Contains more Calcium +482%
Contains more Copper +177.4%
Contains more Zinc +386.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.2%
Contains more Potassium +19.6%
Contains more Magnesium +55.3%
Contains more Iron +233%
Contains more Calcium +482%
Contains more Copper +177.4%
Contains more Zinc +386.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.2%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +284.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +70.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +195.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.29
Contains more Vitamin C +284.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +70.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +195.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.29

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 the food
Protein
69%
Saffron
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
50%
Star anise
Fats
27%
Saffron
73%
Star anise

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Saffron Star anise Opinion
Calories 310 337 Star anise
Protein 11.43 17.6 Star anise
Fats 5.85 15.9 Star anise
Vitamin C 80.8 21 Saffron
Carbs 65.37 50.02 Saffron
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 11.1 36.96 Star anise
Calcium 111 646 Star anise
Potassium 1724 1441 Saffron
Magnesium 264 170 Saffron
Sugars
Fiber 3.9 14.6 Star anise
Copper 0.328 0.91 Star anise
Zinc 1.09 5.3 Star anise
Starch
Phosphorus 252 440 Star anise
Sodium 148 16 Star anise
Vitamin A 530 311 Saffron
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.115 0.34 Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.267 0.29 Star anise
Vitamin B3 1.46 3.06 Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797 Star anise
Vitamin B6 1.01 0.65 Saffron
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Star anise
Saturated Fat 1.586 0.586 Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429 9.78 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067 3.15 Star anise
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.