Foodstruct
Advanced Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Glycemic index chart

Nutmeg vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

What are the differences between Nutmeg and Star anise?

  • Nutmeg is higher in Manganese, and Fiber, yet Star anise is higher in Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, and Vitamin C.
  • Star anise's daily need coverage for Iron is 424% more.
  • Nutmeg has 44 times more Saturated Fat than Star anise. While Nutmeg has 25.94g of Saturated Fat, Star anise has only 0.586g.

We used Spices, nutmeg, ground and Spices, anise seed types in this article.

Infographic

Nutmeg vs Star anise infographic
Copy infographic link

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
Nutmeg
2
:
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Contains more Iron +1115.8%
Contains more Calcium +251.1%
Contains more Potassium +311.7%
Contains more Zinc +146.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 170
Equal in Sodium - 16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 114% 56% 31% 131% 343% 59% 92% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Contains more Iron +1115.8%
Contains more Calcium +251.1%
Contains more Potassium +311.7%
Contains more Zinc +146.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 170
Equal in Sodium - 16

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
Nutmeg
4
:
Contains more Folate +660%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +204.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +408.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +306.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.34
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 7% 0% 0% 87% 14% 25% 0% 37% 0% 0% 57%
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 Folate +660%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +204.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +408.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +306.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.34

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
20
Nutmeg
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
103
Nutmeg
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
35%
Nutmeg
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
49%
Nutmeg
50%
Star anise
Fats
168%
Nutmeg
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.
Nutmeg Star anise
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Nutmeg Star anise
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

People also compare

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.99g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 25.354g)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (16 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Nutmeg Star anise Opinion
Calories 525 337 Nutmeg
Protein 5.84 17.6 Star anise
Fats 36.31 15.9 Nutmeg
Vitamin C 3 21 Star anise
Carbs 49.29 50.02 Star anise
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.04 36.96 Star anise
Calcium 184 646 Star anise
Potassium 350 1441 Star anise
Magnesium 183 170 Nutmeg
Sugar 2.99 Star anise
Fiber 20.8 14.6 Nutmeg
Copper 1.027 0.91 Nutmeg
Zinc 2.15 5.3 Star anise
Starch
Phosphorus 213 440 Star anise
Sodium 16 16
Vitamin A 102 311 Star anise
Vitamin E 0 Nutmeg
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.346 0.34 Nutmeg
Vitamin B2 0.057 0.29 Star anise
Vitamin B3 1.299 3.06 Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797 Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.65 Star anise
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Nutmeg
Folate 76 10 Nutmeg
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 25.94 0.586 Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 3.22 9.78 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 0.35 3.15 Star anise
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. Nutmeg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171326/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.