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Marjoram vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Marjoram and Star anise

  • Star anise has less Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Fiber, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Marjoram covers your daily Iron needs 572% more than Star anise.
  • Star anise contains 27 times less Folate than Marjoram. Marjoram contains 274µg of Folate, while Star anise contains 10µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, marjoram, dried 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 Calcium +208%
Contains more Iron +123.8%
Contains more Magnesium +103.5%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.8%
Contains less Sodium -79.2%
Contains more Zinc +47.2%
Equal in Potassium - 1441
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 597% 3102% 248% 132% 135% 11% 99% 378%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Contains more Calcium +208%
Contains more Iron +123.8%
Contains more Magnesium +103.5%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.8%
Contains less Sodium -79.2%
Contains more Zinc +47.2%
Equal in Potassium - 1441

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 A +2494.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +144.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.1%
Contains more Folate +2640%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.29
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 485% 34% 0% 172% 73% 73% 78% 0% 275% 206% 0% 1555%
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 A +2494.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +144.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.1%
Contains more Folate +2640%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.29

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Marjoram Star anise Opinion
Net carbs 20.26g 35.42g Star anise
Protein 12.66g 17.6g Star anise
Fats 7.04g 15.9g Star anise
Carbs 60.56g 50.02g Marjoram
Calories 271kcal 337kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.09g g Star anise
Fiber 40.3g 14.6g Marjoram
Calcium 1990mg 646mg Marjoram
Iron 82.71mg 36.96mg Marjoram
Magnesium 346mg 170mg Marjoram
Phosphorus 306mg 440mg Star anise
Potassium 1522mg 1441mg Marjoram
Sodium 77mg 16mg Star anise
Zinc 3.6mg 5.3mg Star anise
Copper 1.133mg 0.91mg Marjoram
Vitamin A 8068IU 311IU Marjoram
Vitamin E 1.69mg mg Marjoram
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 51.4mg 21mg Marjoram
Vitamin B1 0.289mg 0.34mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.316mg 0.29mg Marjoram
Vitamin B3 4.12mg 3.06mg Marjoram
Vitamin B5 mg 0.797mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 1.19mg 0.65mg Marjoram
Folate 274µg 10µg Marjoram
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 621.7µg µg Marjoram
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.529g 0.586g Marjoram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.94g 9.78g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 4.405g 3.15g Marjoram

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Marjoram 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
246
Marjoram
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
587
Marjoram
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
76%
Marjoram
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
61%
Marjoram
50%
Star anise
Fats
32%
Marjoram
73%
Star anise

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 61mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Marjoram
Marjoram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.057g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Marjoram
Marjoram is lower in glycemic index (difference - 89)
Which food is cheaper?
Marjoram
Marjoram is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Marjoram
Marjoram is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Marjoram
Marjoram is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Marjoram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170928/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.