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Cocoa solids vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cocoa solids and Star anise?

  • Cocoa solids are higher in Copper, Fiber, Magnesium, Manganese, and Phosphorus, yet Star anise is higher in Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
  • Cocoa solids' daily need coverage for Copper is 320% more.
  • Cocoa solids have 14 times more Saturated Fat than Star anise. While Cocoa solids have 8.07g of Saturated Fat, Star anise has only 0.586g.

We used Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened and Spices, anise seed types 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 +193.5%
Contains more Copper +316.3%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.8%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Calcium +404.7%
Contains less Sodium -23.8%
Equal in Potassium - 1441
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 520% 39% 135% 357% 1263% 186% 315% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Contains more Magnesium +193.5%
Contains more Copper +316.3%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.8%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Calcium +404.7%
Contains less Sodium -23.8%
Equal in Potassium - 1441

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 Folate +220%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +335.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +213.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +450.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 2% 0% 20% 56% 41% 16% 28% 0% 7% 24%
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 +220%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +335.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +213.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +450.8%

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
16
Cocoa solids
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
352
Cocoa solids
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
118%
Cocoa solids
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
58%
Cocoa solids
50%
Star anise
Fats
63%
Cocoa solids
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.
Cocoa solids Star anise
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cocoa solids 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 is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.75g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.484g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cocoa solids Star anise Opinion
Calories 228 337 Star anise
Protein 19.6 17.6 Cocoa solids
Fats 13.7 15.9 Star anise
Vitamin C 0 21 Star anise
Carbs 57.9 50.02 Cocoa solids
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 13.86 36.96 Star anise
Calcium 128 646 Star anise
Potassium 1524 1441 Cocoa solids
Magnesium 499 170 Cocoa solids
Sugar 1.75 Star anise
Fiber 37 14.6 Cocoa solids
Copper 3.788 0.91 Cocoa solids
Zinc 6.81 5.3 Cocoa solids
Starch
Phosphorus 734 440 Cocoa solids
Sodium 21 16 Star anise
Vitamin A 0 311 Star anise
Vitamin E 0.1 Cocoa solids
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.34 Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.241 0.29 Star anise
Vitamin B3 2.185 3.06 Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.254 0.797 Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.118 0.65 Star anise
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.5 Cocoa solids
Folate 32 10 Cocoa solids
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 8.07 0.586 Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 4.57 9.78 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 0.44 3.15 Star anise
Tryptophan 0.293 Cocoa solids
Threonine 0.776 Cocoa solids
Isoleucine 0.76 Cocoa solids
Leucine 1.189 Cocoa solids
Lysine 0.983 Cocoa solids
Methionine 0.202 Cocoa solids
Phenylalanine 0.941 Cocoa solids
Valine 1.177 Cocoa solids
Histidine 0.339 Cocoa solids
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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. Cocoa solids - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169593/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.