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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
Contains more Iron +423.5%
Contains more Magnesium +25.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.4%
Contains more Potassium +38%
Contains less Sodium -79.2%
Contains more Zinc +424.8%
Contains more Copper +64.6%
Equal in Calcium - 646
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 199% 265% 97% 49% 93% 11% 28% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Contains more Iron +423.5%
Contains more Magnesium +25.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.4%
Contains more Potassium +38%
Contains less Sodium -79.2%
Contains more Zinc +424.8%
Contains more Copper +64.6%
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 A +73.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +86.7%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 33% 0% 0% 131% 26% 15% 54% 0% 49% 27% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 70% 86% 67% 58% 48% 150% 8% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +73.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +86.7%
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

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to 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
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Allspice Star anise Opinion
Net carbs 50.52g 35.42g Allspice
Protein 6.09g 17.6g Star anise
Fats 8.69g 15.9g Star anise
Carbs 72.12g 50.02g Allspice
Calories 263kcal 337kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 21.6g 14.6g Allspice
Calcium 661mg 646mg Allspice
Iron 7.06mg 36.96mg Star anise
Magnesium 135mg 170mg Star anise
Phosphorus 113mg 440mg Star anise
Potassium 1044mg 1441mg Star anise
Sodium 77mg 16mg Star anise
Zinc 1.01mg 5.3mg Star anise
Copper 0.553mg 0.91mg Star anise
Vitamin A 540IU 311IU Allspice
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 39.2mg 21mg Allspice
Vitamin B1 0.101mg 0.34mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.063mg 0.29mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 2.86mg 3.06mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 mg 0.797mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.21mg 0.65mg Star anise
Folate 36µg 10µg Allspice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Star anise
Saturated Fat 2.55g 0.586g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 0.66g 9.78g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 2.36g 3.15g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Allspice Star anise
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills 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 food.
Protein
37%
Allspice
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
72%
Allspice
50%
Star anise
Fats
40%
Allspice
73%
Star anise

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 richer in minerals?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Allspice
Allspice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 74)
Which food is cheaper?
Allspice
Allspice is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to 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.