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Black pepper vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Black pepper and Star anise

  • Black pepper has more Manganese, Copper, and Fiber, however Star anise is richer in Iron, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Black pepper's daily need coverage for Manganese is 454% more.
  • Black pepper contains 2 times more Fiber than Star anise. Black pepper contains 25.3g of Fiber, while Star anise contains 14.6g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, pepper, black 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 Copper +46.2%
Contains more Iron +280.6%
Contains more Calcium +45.8%
Contains more Zinc +345.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.5%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Potassium - 1441
Equal in Magnesium - 170
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 365% 133% 118% 123% 444% 33% 68% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Contains more Iron +280.6%
Contains more Calcium +45.8%
Contains more Zinc +345.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.5%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Potassium - 1441
Equal in Magnesium - 170

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 +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.5%
Contains more Folate +70%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +214.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 33% 21% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 0% 410% 13%
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 A +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.5%
Contains more Folate +70%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +214.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.4%

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
60
Black pepper
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
160
Black pepper
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
62%
Black pepper
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
64%
Black pepper
50%
Star anise
Fats
15%
Black pepper
73%
Star anise

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.
Black pepper Star anise
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Black pepper Star anise
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.64g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.806g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black pepper Star anise Opinion
Calories 251 337 Star anise
Protein 10.39 17.6 Star anise
Fats 3.26 15.9 Star anise
Vitamin C 0 21 Star anise
Carbs 63.95 50.02 Black pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 9.71 36.96 Star anise
Calcium 443 646 Star anise
Potassium 1329 1441 Star anise
Magnesium 171 170 Black pepper
Sugar 0.64 Star anise
Fiber 25.3 14.6 Black pepper
Copper 1.33 0.91 Black pepper
Zinc 1.19 5.3 Star anise
Starch
Phosphorus 158 440 Star anise
Sodium 20 16 Star anise
Vitamin A 547 311 Black pepper
Vitamin E 1.04 Black pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.108 0.34 Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.18 0.29 Star anise
Vitamin B3 1.143 3.06 Star anise
Vitamin B5 1.399 0.797 Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.291 0.65 Star anise
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 163.7 Black pepper
Folate 17 10 Black pepper
Trans Fat 0 Star anise
Saturated Fat 1.392 0.586 Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 0.739 9.78 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 0.998 3.15 Star anise
Tryptophan 0.058 Black pepper
Threonine 0.244 Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.366 Black pepper
Leucine 1.014 Black pepper
Lysine 0.244 Black pepper
Methionine 0.096 Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.446 Black pepper
Valine 0.547 Black pepper
Histidine 0.159 Black pepper
Fructose 0.23 Black pepper

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. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/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.