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

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

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.
Caper Star anise
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Caper Star anise Opinion
Net carbs 1.69g 35.42g Star anise
Protein 2.36g 17.6g Star anise
Fats 0.86g 15.9g Star anise
Carbs 4.89g 50.02g Star anise
Calories 23kcal 337kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.41g g Star anise
Fiber 3.2g 14.6g Star anise
Calcium 40mg 646mg Star anise
Iron 1.67mg 36.96mg Star anise
Magnesium 33mg 170mg Star anise
Phosphorus 10mg 440mg Star anise
Potassium 40mg 1441mg Star anise
Sodium 2348mg 16mg Star anise
Zinc 0.32mg 5.3mg Star anise
Copper 0.374mg 0.91mg Star anise
Vitamin A 138IU 311IU Star anise
Vitamin E 0.88mg mg Caper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.3mg 21mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.018mg 0.34mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.139mg 0.29mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 0.652mg 3.06mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.027mg 0.797mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.023mg 0.65mg Star anise
Folate 23µg 10µg Caper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 24.6µg µg Caper
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 0.233g 0.586g Caper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.063g 9.78g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 0.304g 3.15g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Caper 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
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 food.
Protein
14%
Caper
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
5%
Caper
50%
Star anise
Fats
4%
Caper
73%
Star anise

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (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 - 89)
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)

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. 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.