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Ground cloves vs. Star anise — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Ground cloves and Star anise

  • Ground cloves have more Manganese, Fiber, and Magnesium, while Star anise have more Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Ground cloves covers your daily need of Manganese 2514% more than Star anise.
  • Ground cloves contain 7 times more Saturated Fat than Star anise. While Ground cloves contain 3.952g of Saturated Fat, Star anise contains only 0.586g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, cloves, ground 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +52.4%
Contains more Manganese +2514.2%
Contains more Selenium +44%
Contains more Iron +212.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +323.1%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +128.4%
Contains more Copper +147.3%
Equal in Calcium - 646
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 190% 444% 185% 45% 90% 37% 64% 123% 7843% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304% 300% 28%
Contains more Magnesium +52.4%
Contains more Manganese +2514.2%
Contains more Selenium +44%
Contains more Iron +212.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +323.1%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +128.4%
Contains more Copper +147.3%
Equal in Calcium - 646

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +10400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 177% 0% 1% 40% 51% 30% 31% 91% 19% 0% 21% 355%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 70% 86% 67% 58% 48% 150% 8% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +10400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +31%
Contains more Protein +194.8%
Contains more Fats +22.3%
Contains more Other +23.3%
Equal in Water - 9.54
6% 13% 66% 10% 6%
Protein: 5.97 g
Fats: 13 g
Carbs: 65.53 g
Water: 9.87 g
Other: 5.63 g
18% 16% 50% 10% 7%
Protein: 17.6 g
Fats: 15.9 g
Carbs: 50.02 g
Water: 9.54 g
Other: 6.94 g
Contains more Carbs +31%
Contains more Protein +194.8%
Contains more Fats +22.3%
Contains more Other +23.3%
Equal in Water - 9.54

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +14.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +602.1%
44% 16% 40%
Saturated Fat: 3.952 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.393 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.606 g
4% 72% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.586 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.78 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.15 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +14.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +602.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Ground cloves 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground cloves Star anise Opinion
Net carbs 31.63g 35.42g Star anise
Protein 5.97g 17.6g Star anise
Fats 13g 15.9g Star anise
Carbs 65.53g 50.02g Ground cloves
Calories 274kcal 337kcal Star anise
Fructose 1.07g Ground cloves
Sugar 2.38g Star anise
Fiber 33.9g 14.6g Ground cloves
Calcium 632mg 646mg Star anise
Iron 11.83mg 36.96mg Star anise
Magnesium 259mg 170mg Ground cloves
Phosphorus 104mg 440mg Star anise
Potassium 1020mg 1441mg Star anise
Sodium 277mg 16mg Star anise
Zinc 2.32mg 5.3mg Star anise
Copper 0.368mg 0.91mg Star anise
Manganese 60.127mg 2.3mg Ground cloves
Selenium 7.2µg 5µg Ground cloves
Vitamin A 160IU 311IU Star anise
Vitamin A RAE 8µg 16µg Star anise
Vitamin E 8.82mg Ground cloves
Vitamin C 0.2mg 21mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.158mg 0.34mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.22mg 0.29mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 1.56mg 3.06mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.509mg 0.797mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.391mg 0.65mg Star anise
Folate 25µg 10µg Ground cloves
Choline 37.4mg Ground cloves
Vitamin K 141.8µg Ground cloves
Tryptophan 0.03mg Ground cloves
Threonine 0.18mg Ground cloves
Isoleucine 0.24mg Ground cloves
Leucine 0.4mg Ground cloves
Lysine 0.37mg Ground cloves
Methionine 0.08mg Ground cloves
Phenylalanine 0.23mg Ground cloves
Valine 0.34mg Ground cloves
Histidine 0.13mg Ground cloves
Trans Fat 0.254g Star anise
Saturated Fat 3.952g 0.586g Star anise
Omega-3 - EPA 0.008g 0g Ground cloves
Omega-3 - DPA 0.184g 0g Ground cloves
Monounsaturated Fat 1.393g 9.78g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.606g 3.15g Ground cloves
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.017g Ground cloves
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.557g Ground cloves
Omega-3 - ALA 0.585g Ground cloves
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.008g Ground cloves

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground cloves Star anise
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
63%
Ground cloves
39%
Star anise
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
906%
Ground cloves
279%
Star anise

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.38g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 261mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.366g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground cloves
Ground cloves is lower in glycemic index (difference - 89)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground cloves
Ground cloves is cheaper (difference - $2)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ground cloves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171321/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.