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

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

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 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 glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

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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 - 14.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.