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Balsamic vinegar vs. Star anise — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Balsamic vinegar and Star anise

  • Balsamic vinegar contains less Iron, Copper, Manganese, Calcium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Potassium, Magnesium, and Vitamin C than Star anise.
  • Star anise's daily need coverage for Iron is 453% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Vinegar, balsamic 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +2292.6%
Contains more Iron +5033.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1316.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +2215.8%
Contains more Potassium +1186.6%
Contains less Sodium -30.4%
Contains more Zinc +6525%
Contains more Copper +3400%
Contains more Manganese +1655.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 27% 9% 9% 10% 3% 3% 9% 18% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304% 300% 28%
Contains more Calcium +2292.6%
Contains more Iron +5033.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1316.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +2215.8%
Contains more Potassium +1186.6%
Contains less Sodium -30.4%
Contains more Zinc +6525%
Contains more Copper +3400%
Contains more Manganese +1655.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 70% 86% 67% 58% 48% 150% 8% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +701.4%
Contains more Protein +3491.8%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +193.7%
Contains more Other +15.1%
17% 76% 6%
Protein: 0.49 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 17.03 g
Water: 76.45 g
Other: 6.03 g
18% 16% 50% 10% 7%
Protein: 17.6 g
Fats: 15.9 g
Carbs: 50.02 g
Water: 9.54 g
Other: 6.94 g
Contains more Water +701.4%
Contains more Protein +3491.8%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +193.7%
Contains more Other +15.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Balsamic vinegar Star anise
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Balsamic vinegar Star anise Opinion
Net carbs 17.03g 35.42g Star anise
Protein 0.49g 17.6g Star anise
Fats 0g 15.9g Star anise
Carbs 17.03g 50.02g Star anise
Calories 88kcal 337kcal Star anise
Fructose 7.38g Balsamic vinegar
Sugar 14.95g Star anise
Fiber 14.6g Star anise
Calcium 27mg 646mg Star anise
Iron 0.72mg 36.96mg Star anise
Magnesium 12mg 170mg Star anise
Phosphorus 19mg 440mg Star anise
Potassium 112mg 1441mg Star anise
Sodium 23mg 16mg Star anise
Zinc 0.08mg 5.3mg Star anise
Copper 0.026mg 0.91mg Star anise
Manganese 0.131mg 2.3mg Star anise
Selenium 5µg Star anise
Vitamin A 0IU 311IU Star anise
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 16µg Star anise
Vitamin C 0mg 21mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.34mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 3.06mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.65mg Star anise
Folate 10µg Star anise
Saturated Fat 0g 0.586g Balsamic vinegar
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Balsamic vinegar Star anise
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Balsamic vinegar
39%
Star anise
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Balsamic vinegar
279%
Star anise

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 14.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $2)
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.586g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Balsamic vinegar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172241/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.