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Poppy seed vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Poppy seed and Star anise

  • Poppy seed has more Manganese, Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Magnesium and Zinc, however Star anise is higher in Iron, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C.
  • Star anise covers your daily Iron needs 340% more than Poppy seed.
  • Star anise contains 3 times less Manganese than Poppy seed. Poppy seed contains 6.707mg of Manganese, while Star anise contains 2.3mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, poppy 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
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Contains more Calcium +122.6%
Contains more Magnesium +104.1%
Contains more Copper +78.8%
Contains more Zinc +49.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.7%
Contains more Iron +278.7%
Contains more Potassium +100.4%
Contains less Sodium -38.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 366% 432% 64% 248% 543% 216% 373% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Contains more Calcium +122.6%
Contains more Magnesium +104.1%
Contains more Copper +78.8%
Contains more Zinc +49.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.7%
Contains more Iron +278.7%
Contains more Potassium +100.4%
Contains less Sodium -38.5%

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 B1 +151.2%
Contains more Folate +720%
Contains more Vitamin C +2000%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +241.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +146%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +163.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 0% 36% 0% 214% 24% 17% 20% 57% 0% 0% 62%
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 B1 +151.2%
Contains more Folate +720%
Contains more Vitamin C +2000%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +241.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +146%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +163.2%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
36
Poppy seed
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
280
Poppy seed
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 the food
Protein
108%
Poppy seed
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
28%
Poppy seed
50%
Star anise
Fats
192%
Poppy seed
73%
Star anise

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Poppy seed Star anise
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Poppy seed 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 contains less Sugars?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sugars (difference - 2.99g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.931g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Poppy seed Star anise Opinion
Calories 525 337 Poppy seed
Protein 17.99 17.6 Poppy seed
Fats 41.56 15.9 Poppy seed
Vitamin C 1 21 Star anise
Carbs 28.13 50.02 Star anise
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 9.76 36.96 Star anise
Calcium 1438 646 Poppy seed
Potassium 719 1441 Star anise
Magnesium 347 170 Poppy seed
Sugars 2.99 Star anise
Fiber 19.5 14.6 Poppy seed
Copper 1.627 0.91 Poppy seed
Zinc 7.9 5.3 Poppy seed
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Phosphorus 870 440 Poppy seed
Sodium 26 16 Star anise
Vitamin A 0 311 Star anise
Vitamin E 1.77 Poppy seed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.854 0.34 Poppy seed
Vitamin B2 0.1 0.29 Star anise
Vitamin B3 0.896 3.06 Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.324 0.797 Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.247 0.65 Star anise
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Poppy seed
Folate 82 10 Poppy seed
Trans Fat 0 Star anise
Saturated Fat 4.517 0.586 Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 5.982 9.78 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 28.569 3.15 Poppy seed
Tryptophan 0.184 Poppy seed
Threonine 0.686 Poppy seed
Isoleucine 0.819 Poppy seed
Leucine 1.321 Poppy seed
Lysine 0.952 Poppy seed
Methionine 0.502 Poppy seed
Phenylalanine 0.758 Poppy seed
Valine 1.095 Poppy seed
Histidine 0.471 Poppy seed
Fructose 0.29 Poppy seed

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Poppy seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171330/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.