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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
Contains more Magnesium +193.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.8%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Copper +316.3%
Contains more Calcium +404.7%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains less Sodium -23.8%
Equal in Potassium - 1441
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 520% 357% 315% 135% 3% 186% 1263%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Contains more Magnesium +193.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.8%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Copper +316.3%
Contains more Calcium +404.7%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 0% 20% 56% 41% 16% 28% 24% 0% 7%
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 +220%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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%

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 price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cocoa solids Star anise Opinion
Net carbs 20.9g 35.42g Star anise
Protein 19.6g 17.6g Cocoa solids
Fats 13.7g 15.9g Star anise
Carbs 57.9g 50.02g Cocoa solids
Calories 228kcal 337kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.75g g Star anise
Fiber 37g 14.6g Cocoa solids
Calcium 128mg 646mg Star anise
Iron 13.86mg 36.96mg Star anise
Magnesium 499mg 170mg Cocoa solids
Phosphorus 734mg 440mg Cocoa solids
Potassium 1524mg 1441mg Cocoa solids
Sodium 21mg 16mg Star anise
Zinc 6.81mg 5.3mg Cocoa solids
Copper 3.788mg 0.91mg Cocoa solids
Vitamin A 0IU 311IU Star anise
Vitamin E 0.1mg mg Cocoa solids
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 21mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.34mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.241mg 0.29mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 2.185mg 3.06mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.254mg 0.797mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.118mg 0.65mg Star anise
Folate 32µg 10µg Cocoa solids
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg µg Cocoa solids
Tryptophan 0.293mg mg Cocoa solids
Threonine 0.776mg mg Cocoa solids
Isoleucine 0.76mg mg Cocoa solids
Leucine 1.189mg mg Cocoa solids
Lysine 0.983mg mg Cocoa solids
Methionine 0.202mg mg Cocoa solids
Phenylalanine 0.941mg mg Cocoa solids
Valine 1.177mg mg Cocoa solids
Histidine 0.339mg mg Cocoa solids
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 8.07g 0.586g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 4.57g 9.78g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 0.44g 3.15g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cocoa solids 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
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

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 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 lower in glycemic index?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
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)

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.