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Cumin vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cumin and Star anise?

  • Cumin is richer in Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Calcium, Vitamin B1, Potassium, and Vitamin B3, yet Star anise is richer in Vitamin B6, Fiber, and Vitamin C.
  • Cumin's daily need coverage for Iron is 368% higher.
  • Cumin has 2 times more Magnesium than Star anise. Cumin has 366mg of Magnesium, while Star anise has 170mg.

We used Spices, cumin seed 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 +44.1%
Contains more Iron +79.5%
Contains more Magnesium +115.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.4%
Contains more Potassium +24.1%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +10.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.91
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Contains more Calcium +44.1%
Contains more Iron +79.5%
Contains more Magnesium +115.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.4%
Contains more Potassium +24.1%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +10.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.91

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
Cumin
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Contains more Vitamin A +308.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.4%
Equal in Folate - 10
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14%
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 +308.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.4%
Equal in Folate - 10

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.
Cumin Star anise
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Star anise Opinion
Net carbs 33.74g 35.42g Star anise
Protein 17.81g 17.6g Cumin
Fats 22.27g 15.9g Cumin
Carbs 44.24g 50.02g Star anise
Calories 375kcal 337kcal Cumin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.25g g Star anise
Fiber 10.5g 14.6g Star anise
Calcium 931mg 646mg Cumin
Iron 66.36mg 36.96mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 170mg Cumin
Phosphorus 499mg 440mg Cumin
Potassium 1788mg 1441mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 16mg Star anise
Zinc 4.8mg 5.3mg Star anise
Copper 0.867mg 0.91mg Star anise
Vitamin A 1270IU 311IU Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33mg mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 21mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 0.34mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.29mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 3.06mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 mg 0.797mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.435mg 0.65mg Star anise
Folate 10µg 10µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.4µg µg Cumin
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 g g
Saturated Fat 1.535g 0.586g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g 9.78g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g 3.15g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cumin 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
51
Cumin
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
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
107%
Cumin
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
50%
Star anise
Fats
103%
Cumin
73%
Star anise

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 152mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.949g)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 89)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.