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Caper vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Caper and Star anise?

  • Caper has less Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Zinc and Potassium than Star anise.
  • Star anise's daily need coverage for Iron is 441% higher.
  • Caper has 147 times more Sodium than Star anise. Caper has 2348mg of Sodium, while Star anise has 16mg.

We used Capers, canned and Spices, anise seed types in this comparison.

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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
Caper
0
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Contains more Iron +2113.2%
Contains more Calcium +1515%
Contains more Potassium +3502.5%
Contains more Magnesium +415.2%
Contains more Copper +143.3%
Contains more Zinc +1556.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +4300%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 63% 12% 4% 24% 125% 9% 5% 307%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Contains more Iron +2113.2%
Contains more Calcium +1515%
Contains more Potassium +3502.5%
Contains more Magnesium +415.2%
Contains more Copper +143.3%
Contains more Zinc +1556.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +4300%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%

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
Caper
3
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Contains more Folate +130%
Contains more Vitamin C +388.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +125.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1788.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +369.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2851.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2726.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 9% 18% 0% 5% 33% 13% 2% 6% 0% 62% 18%
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 Folate +130%
Contains more Vitamin C +388.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +125.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1788.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +369.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2851.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2726.1%

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
15
Caper
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
68
Caper
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
14%
Caper
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
5%
Caper
50%
Star anise
Fats
4%
Caper
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.
Caper Star anise
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Caper 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 Sugars?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sugars (difference - 0.41g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 2332mg)
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 Saturated Fat?
Caper
Caper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.353g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Caper
Caper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Caper
Caper is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Caper Star anise Opinion
Calories 23 337 Star anise
Protein 2.36 17.6 Star anise
Fats 0.86 15.9 Star anise
Vitamin C 4.3 21 Star anise
Carbs 4.89 50.02 Star anise
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.67 36.96 Star anise
Calcium 40 646 Star anise
Potassium 40 1441 Star anise
Magnesium 33 170 Star anise
Sugars 0.41 Star anise
Fiber 3.2 14.6 Star anise
Copper 0.374 0.91 Star anise
Zinc 0.32 5.3 Star anise
Starch
Phosphorus 10 440 Star anise
Sodium 2348 16 Star anise
Vitamin A 138 311 Star anise
Vitamin E 0.88 Caper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.018 0.34 Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.139 0.29 Star anise
Vitamin B3 0.652 3.06 Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.027 0.797 Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.023 0.65 Star anise
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 24.6 Caper
Folate 23 10 Caper
Trans Fat 0 Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.233 0.586 Caper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.063 9.78 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 0.304 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. Caper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172238/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.