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Curry powder vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Curry powder and Star anise?

  • Curry powder is higher in Manganese, Fiber, Selenium, Copper, and Magnesium, yet Star anise is higher in Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, and Calcium.
  • Curry powder's daily need coverage for Manganese is 261% more.
  • Curry powder has 8 times more Selenium than Star anise. While Curry powder has 40.3µg of Selenium, Star anise has only 5µg.

We used Spices, curry powder 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 +50%
Contains more Copper +31.9%
Contains more Calcium +23%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains more Potassium +23.2%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Zinc +12.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 158% 717% 183% 158% 104% 7% 129% 400%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +31.9%
Contains more Calcium +23%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains more Potassium +23.2%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Zinc +12.8%

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 B5 +34.3%
Contains more Folate +460%
Contains more Vitamin A +1536.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +519%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.06
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 505% 0% 3% 44% 47% 62% 65% 25% 43% 0% 250%
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 B5 +34.3%
Contains more Folate +460%
Contains more Vitamin A +1536.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +519%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.06

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Curry powder Star anise Opinion
Net carbs 2.63g 35.42g Star anise
Protein 14.29g 17.6g Star anise
Fats 14.01g 15.9g Star anise
Carbs 55.83g 50.02g Curry powder
Calories 325kcal 337kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose 0.79g g Curry powder
Sugar 2.76g g Star anise
Fiber 53.2g 14.6g Curry powder
Calcium 525mg 646mg Star anise
Iron 19.1mg 36.96mg Star anise
Magnesium 255mg 170mg Curry powder
Phosphorus 367mg 440mg Star anise
Potassium 1170mg 1441mg Star anise
Sodium 52mg 16mg Star anise
Zinc 4.7mg 5.3mg Star anise
Copper 1.2mg 0.91mg Curry powder
Vitamin A 19IU 311IU Star anise
Vitamin E 25.24mg mg Curry powder
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.7mg 21mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.176mg 0.34mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.2mg 0.29mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 3.26mg 3.06mg Curry powder
Vitamin B5 1.07mg 0.797mg Curry powder
Vitamin B6 0.105mg 0.65mg Star anise
Folate 56µg 10µg Curry powder
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 99.8µg µg Curry powder
Tryptophan 0.11mg mg Curry powder
Threonine 0.35mg mg Curry powder
Isoleucine 0.63mg mg Curry powder
Leucine 0.89mg mg Curry powder
Lysine 0.7mg mg Curry powder
Methionine 0.19mg mg Curry powder
Phenylalanine 0.58mg mg Curry powder
Valine 0.75mg mg Curry powder
Histidine 0.29mg mg Curry powder
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Star anise
Saturated Fat 1.648g 0.586g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 8.782g 9.78g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.056g 3.15g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Curry powder 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
87
Curry powder
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
231
Curry powder
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
86%
Curry powder
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
56%
Curry powder
50%
Star anise
Fats
65%
Curry powder
73%
Star anise

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.76g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.062g)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Curry powder
Curry powder is lower in glycemic index (difference - 84)
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.
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. Curry powder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170924/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.