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Fenugreek vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Fenugreek and Star anise

  • Fenugreek has more Fiber, Copper, and Folate, while Star anise has more Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus, Vitamin C, and Potassium.
  • Star anise's daily need coverage for Calcium is 47% higher.
  • Star anise contains 6 times less Folate than Fenugreek. Fenugreek contains 57µg of Folate, while Star anise contains 10µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, fenugreek seed and Spices, anise seed.

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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
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Contains more Magnesium +12.4%
Contains more Copper +22%
Contains more Iron +10.2%
Contains more Calcium +267%
Contains more Potassium +87.1%
Contains more Zinc +112%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.6%
Contains less Sodium -76.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1258% 53% 68% 137% 370% 69% 127% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.4%
Contains more Copper +22%
Contains more Iron +10.2%
Contains more Calcium +267%
Contains more Potassium +87.1%
Contains more Zinc +112%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.6%
Contains less Sodium -76.1%

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 B2 +26.2%
Contains more Folate +470%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.34
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.65
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 4% 0% 0% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 0% 0% 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 B2 +26.2%
Contains more Folate +470%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.34
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.65

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
33
Fenugreek
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
261
Fenugreek
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
138%
Fenugreek
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
58%
Fenugreek
50%
Star anise
Fats
30%
Fenugreek
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.
Fenugreek Star anise
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.874g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fenugreek Star anise Opinion
Calories 323 337 Star anise
Protein 23 17.6 Fenugreek
Fats 6.41 15.9 Star anise
Vitamin C 3 21 Star anise
Carbs 58.35 50.02 Fenugreek
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 33.53 36.96 Star anise
Calcium 176 646 Star anise
Potassium 770 1441 Star anise
Magnesium 191 170 Fenugreek
Sugar
Fiber 24.6 14.6 Fenugreek
Copper 1.11 0.91 Fenugreek
Zinc 2.5 5.3 Star anise
Starch
Phosphorus 296 440 Star anise
Sodium 67 16 Star anise
Vitamin A 60 311 Star anise
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.322 0.34 Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.366 0.29 Fenugreek
Vitamin B3 1.64 3.06 Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797 Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.6 0.65 Star anise
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 57 10 Fenugreek
Trans Fat 0 Star anise
Saturated Fat 1.46 0.586 Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15 Star anise
Tryptophan 0.391 Fenugreek
Threonine 0.898 Fenugreek
Isoleucine 1.241 Fenugreek
Leucine 1.757 Fenugreek
Lysine 1.684 Fenugreek
Methionine 0.338 Fenugreek
Phenylalanine 1.089 Fenugreek
Valine 1.102 Fenugreek
Histidine 0.668 Fenugreek
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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. Fenugreek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171324/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.