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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, 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 Iron +123.8%
Contains more Calcium +208%
Contains more Magnesium +103.5%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains more Zinc +47.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.8%
Contains less Sodium -79.2%
Equal in Potassium - 1441
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3102% 597% 135% 248% 378% 99% 132% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Contains more Iron +123.8%
Contains more Calcium +208%
Contains more Magnesium +103.5%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains more Zinc +47.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.8%
Contains less Sodium -79.2%
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 C +144.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +2494.2%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 172% 485% 34% 0% 73% 73% 78% 0% 275% 0% 1555% 206%
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 C +144.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +2494.2%
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 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 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

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Marjoram 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 - 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 - 0)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.