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

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 A +418.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.34
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.65
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 10% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 43% 0% 0%
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 B2 +26.2%
Contains more Folate +470%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.34
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.65

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fenugreek Star anise Opinion
Net carbs 33.75g 35.42g Star anise
Protein 23g 17.6g Fenugreek
Fats 6.41g 15.9g Star anise
Carbs 58.35g 50.02g Fenugreek
Calories 323kcal 337kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 24.6g 14.6g Fenugreek
Calcium 176mg 646mg Star anise
Iron 33.53mg 36.96mg Star anise
Magnesium 191mg 170mg Fenugreek
Phosphorus 296mg 440mg Star anise
Potassium 770mg 1441mg Star anise
Sodium 67mg 16mg Star anise
Zinc 2.5mg 5.3mg Star anise
Copper 1.11mg 0.91mg Fenugreek
Vitamin A 60IU 311IU Star anise
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 21mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.322mg 0.34mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.366mg 0.29mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B3 1.64mg 3.06mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 mg 0.797mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 0.65mg Star anise
Folate 57µg 10µg Fenugreek
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.391mg mg Fenugreek
Threonine 0.898mg mg Fenugreek
Isoleucine 1.241mg mg Fenugreek
Leucine 1.757mg mg Fenugreek
Lysine 1.684mg mg Fenugreek
Methionine 0.338mg mg Fenugreek
Phenylalanine 1.089mg mg Fenugreek
Valine 1.102mg mg Fenugreek
Histidine 0.668mg mg Fenugreek
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Star anise
Saturated Fat 1.46g 0.586g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat g 9.78g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat g 3.15g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fenugreek 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
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

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 lower in glycemic index?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in glycemic index (difference - 89)
Which food is cheaper?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

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.