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

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

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

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Curry powder 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 - 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 lower in glycemic index?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.