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Cinnamon vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sugars (difference - 2.17g)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.241g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (5)

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.
Cinnamon Star anise
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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
21
Cinnamon
34
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
79
Cinnamon
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 Calcium +55.1%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Iron +344.2%
Contains more Potassium +234.3%
Contains more Magnesium +183.3%
Contains more Copper +168.4%
Contains more Zinc +189.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +587.5%
Contains more Calcium +55.1%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Iron +344.2%
Contains more Potassium +234.3%
Contains more Magnesium +183.3%
Contains more Copper +168.4%
Contains more Zinc +189.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +587.5%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +452.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +607.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +129.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +122.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +311.4%
Equal in Vitamin A - 311
Contains more Vitamin C +452.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +607.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +129.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +122.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +311.4%
Equal in Vitamin A - 311

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
24%
Cinnamon
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
50%
Star anise
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
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 Cinnamon Star anise Opinion
Calories 247 337 Star anise
Protein 3.99 17.6 Star anise
Fats 1.24 15.9 Star anise
Vitamin C 3.8 21 Star anise
Carbs 80.59 50.02 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.32 36.96 Star anise
Calcium 1002 646 Cinnamon
Potassium 431 1441 Star anise
Magnesium 60 170 Star anise
Sugars 2.17 Cinnamon
Fiber 53.1 14.6 Cinnamon
Copper 0.339 0.91 Star anise
Zinc 1.83 5.3 Star anise
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Phosphorus 64 440 Star anise
Sodium 10 16 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 295 311 Star anise
Vitamin E 2.32 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.022 0.34 Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.041 0.29 Star anise
Vitamin B3 1.332 3.06 Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.358 0.797 Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.158 0.65 Star anise
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.2 Cinnamon
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.345 0.586 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246 9.78 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068 3.15 Star anise
Tryptophan 0.049 Cinnamon
Threonine 0.136 Cinnamon
Isoleucine 0.146 Cinnamon
Leucine 0.253 Cinnamon
Lysine 0.243 Cinnamon
Methionine 0.078 Cinnamon
Phenylalanine 0.146 Cinnamon
Valine 0.224 Cinnamon
Histidine 0.117 Cinnamon
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
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