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Cardamom vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cardamom and Star anise different?

  • Cardamom is richer in Manganese, Fiber, Zinc, and Magnesium, while Star anise is higher in Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Calcium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Cardamom covers your daily need of Manganese 1117% more than Star anise.
  • Cardamom contains 2 times more Fiber than Star anise. Cardamom contains 28g of Fiber, while Star anise contains 14.6g.

Spices, cardamom and Spices, anise seed types were used in this article.

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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
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Contains more Magnesium +34.7%
Contains more Zinc +40.9%
Contains more Iron +164.6%
Contains more Calcium +68.7%
Contains more Potassium +28.8%
Contains more Copper +137.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.2%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 524% 115% 99% 164% 128% 204% 77% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Contains more Magnesium +34.7%
Contains more Zinc +40.9%
Contains more Iron +164.6%
Contains more Calcium +68.7%
Contains more Potassium +28.8%
Contains more Copper +137.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.2%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +177.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.6%
Equal in Vitamin C - 21
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 70% 0% 0% 0% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 0% 0%
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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +177.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.6%
Equal in Vitamin C - 21

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
20
Cardamom
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
164
Cardamom
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
65%
Cardamom
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
68%
Cardamom
50%
Star anise
Fats
31%
Cardamom
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.
Cardamom Star anise
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Cardamom Star anise
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.094g)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cardamom Star anise Opinion
Calories 311 337 Star anise
Protein 10.76 17.6 Star anise
Fats 6.7 15.9 Star anise
Vitamin C 21 21
Carbs 68.47 50.02 Cardamom
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 13.97 36.96 Star anise
Calcium 383 646 Star anise
Potassium 1119 1441 Star anise
Magnesium 229 170 Cardamom
Sugar
Fiber 28 14.6 Cardamom
Copper 0.383 0.91 Star anise
Zinc 7.47 5.3 Cardamom
Starch
Phosphorus 178 440 Star anise
Sodium 18 16 Star anise
Vitamin A 0 311 Star anise
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.198 0.34 Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.182 0.29 Star anise
Vitamin B3 1.102 3.06 Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797 Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.65 Star anise
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 10 Star anise
Trans Fat 0 Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.68 0.586 Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 0.87 9.78 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 0.43 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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cardamom - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170919/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.