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

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 70% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 0% 0%
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 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

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 glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cardamom Star anise Opinion
Net carbs 40.47g 35.42g Cardamom
Protein 10.76g 17.6g Star anise
Fats 6.7g 15.9g Star anise
Carbs 68.47g 50.02g Cardamom
Calories 311kcal 337kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 28g 14.6g Cardamom
Calcium 383mg 646mg Star anise
Iron 13.97mg 36.96mg Star anise
Magnesium 229mg 170mg Cardamom
Phosphorus 178mg 440mg Star anise
Potassium 1119mg 1441mg Star anise
Sodium 18mg 16mg Star anise
Zinc 7.47mg 5.3mg Cardamom
Copper 0.383mg 0.91mg Star anise
Vitamin A 0IU 311IU Star anise
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 21mg
Vitamin B1 0.198mg 0.34mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.182mg 0.29mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 1.102mg 3.06mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 mg 0.797mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.65mg Star anise
Folate µg 10µg Star anise
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
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 0.68g 0.586g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 0.87g 9.78g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 0.43g 3.15g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cardamom 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
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

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 is lower in glycemic index?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in glycemic index (difference - 89)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

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.