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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 Iron +79.5%
Contains more Calcium +44.1%
Contains more Potassium +24.1%
Contains more Magnesium +115.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.4%
Contains more Zinc +10.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.91
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Contains more Iron +79.5%
Contains more Calcium +44.1%
Contains more Potassium +24.1%
Contains more Magnesium +115.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.4%
Contains more Zinc +10.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 77% 67% 0% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 0% 14% 8%
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 +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 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 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
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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is better in case of low diet
Cumin 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 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 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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