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Cayenne pepper vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cayenne pepper and Star anise

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3, while Star anise has more Iron, Copper, Calcium, and Zinc.
  • Star anise covers your daily need of Iron 365% more than Cayenne pepper.
  • Cayenne pepper contains 130 times more Vitamin A RAE than Star anise. While Cayenne pepper contains 2081µg of Vitamin A RAE, Star anise contains only 16µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, pepper, red or cayenne 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 Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Calcium +336.5%
Contains more Iron +373.8%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.2%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Contains more Zinc +113.7%
Contains more Copper +144%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Calcium +336.5%
Contains more Iron +373.8%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.2%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Contains more Zinc +113.7%
Contains more Copper +144%

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 +13279.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +184.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +276.9%
Contains more Folate +960%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.34
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 201%
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 +13279.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +184.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +276.9%
Contains more Folate +960%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.34

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Star anise Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 35.42g Star anise
Protein 12.01g 17.6g Star anise
Fats 17.27g 15.9g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 50.02g Cayenne pepper
Calories 318kcal 337kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.34g g Star anise
Fiber 27.2g 14.6g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 646mg Star anise
Iron 7.8mg 36.96mg Star anise
Magnesium 152mg 170mg Star anise
Phosphorus 293mg 440mg Star anise
Potassium 2014mg 1441mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 16mg Star anise
Zinc 2.48mg 5.3mg Star anise
Copper 0.373mg 0.91mg Star anise
Vitamin A 41610IU 311IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 76.4mg 21mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.34mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.29mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 3.06mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg 0.797mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.65mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 10µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg µg Cayenne pepper
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 g g
Saturated Fat 3.26g 0.586g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 9.78g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 3.15g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cayenne pepper 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
388
Cayenne pepper
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
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
72%
Cayenne pepper
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
50%
Star anise
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
73%
Star anise

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.674g)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper 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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.