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Star anise vs Balsamic vinegar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Star anise and Balsamic vinegar

  • Star anise has more Iron, Copper, Manganese, Calcium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Potassium, and Magnesium, while Balsamic vinegar has more Vitamin C.
  • Star anise's daily need coverage for Iron is 453% higher.
  • Balsamic vinegar contains 66 times less Zinc than Star anise. Star anise contains 5.3mg of Zinc, while Balsamic vinegar contains 0.08mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, anise seed and Vinegar, balsamic.

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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 +2292.6%
Contains more Iron +5033.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1316.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +2215.8%
Contains more Potassium +1186.6%
Contains less Sodium -30.4%
Contains more Zinc +6525%
Contains more Copper +3400%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 27% 9% 9% 10% 3% 3% 9%
Contains more Calcium +2292.6%
Contains more Iron +5033.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1316.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +2215.8%
Contains more Potassium +1186.6%
Contains less Sodium -30.4%
Contains more Zinc +6525%
Contains more Copper +3400%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Balsamic vinegar Opinion
Net carbs 35.42g 17.03g Star anise
Protein 17.6g 0.49g Star anise
Fats 15.9g 0g Star anise
Carbs 50.02g 17.03g Star anise
Calories 337kcal 88kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g 7.38g Balsamic vinegar
Sugar g 14.95g Star anise
Fiber 14.6g g Star anise
Calcium 646mg 27mg Star anise
Iron 36.96mg 0.72mg Star anise
Magnesium 170mg 12mg Star anise
Phosphorus 440mg 19mg Star anise
Potassium 1441mg 112mg Star anise
Sodium 16mg 23mg Star anise
Zinc 5.3mg 0.08mg Star anise
Copper 0.91mg 0.026mg Star anise
Vitamin A 311IU 0IU Star anise
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU IU Star anise
Vitamin D 0µg µg Star anise
Vitamin C 21mg 0mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.34mg mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29mg mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 3.06mg mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797mg mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.65mg mg Star anise
Folate 10µg µg Star anise
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Star anise
Vitamin K µg µg
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 mg Balsamic vinegar
Trans Fat g 0g Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.586g 0g Balsamic vinegar
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78g g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15g g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Star anise Balsamic vinegar
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
42
Star anise
0
Balsamic vinegar
Mineral Summary Score
308
Star anise
9
Balsamic vinegar

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
106%
Star anise
3%
Balsamic vinegar
Carbohydrates
50%
Star anise
17%
Balsamic vinegar
Fats
73%
Star anise
0%
Balsamic vinegar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 14.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.586g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)

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. Star anise - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171316/nutrients
  2. Balsamic vinegar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172241/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.