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Allspice vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Allspice and Star anise

  • Allspice has more Fiber, Manganese and Vitamin C, while Star anise has more Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2.
  • Star anise covers your daily need of Iron 374% more than Allspice.
  • Allspice contains 2 times more Vitamin C than Star anise. While Allspice contains 39.2mg of Vitamin C, Star anise contains only 21mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, allspice, ground and Spices, anise seed.

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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 Iron +423.5%
Contains more Potassium +38%
Contains more Magnesium +25.9%
Contains more Copper +64.6%
Contains more Zinc +424.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.4%
Contains less Sodium -79.2%
Equal in Calcium - 646
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 265% 199% 93% 97% 185% 28% 49% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Contains more Iron +423.5%
Contains more Potassium +38%
Contains more Magnesium +25.9%
Contains more Copper +64.6%
Contains more Zinc +424.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.4%
Contains less Sodium -79.2%
Equal in Calcium - 646

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 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +73.6%
Contains more Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +236.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +360.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +209.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.06
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 131% 33% 0% 0% 26% 15% 54% 0% 49% 0% 0% 27%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 70% 19% 0% 0% 86% 67% 58% 48% 150% 0% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +73.6%
Contains more Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +236.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +360.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +209.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.06

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
28
Allspice
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
115
Allspice
308
Star anise

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
37%
Allspice
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
72%
Allspice
50%
Star anise
Fats
40%
Allspice
73%
Star anise

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 61mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.964g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Allspice
Allspice is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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.

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 Allspice Star anise Opinion
Calories 263 337 Star anise
Protein 6.09 17.6 Star anise
Fats 8.69 15.9 Star anise
Vitamin C 39.2 21 Allspice
Carbs 72.12 50.02 Allspice
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.06 36.96 Star anise
Calcium 661 646 Allspice
Potassium 1044 1441 Star anise
Magnesium 135 170 Star anise
Sugars
Fiber 21.6 14.6 Allspice
Copper 0.553 0.91 Star anise
Zinc 1.01 5.3 Star anise
Starch
Phosphorus 113 440 Star anise
Sodium 77 16 Star anise
Vitamin A 540 311 Allspice
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.101 0.34 Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.063 0.29 Star anise
Vitamin B3 2.86 3.06 Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797 Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.21 0.65 Star anise
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 36 10 Allspice
Trans Fat 0 Star anise
Saturated Fat 2.55 0.586 Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 0.66 9.78 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 2.36 3.15 Star anise
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Allspice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171315/nutrients
  2. Star anise - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171316/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.