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Star anise vs. Black pepper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Star anise and Black pepper

  • Star anise has more Iron, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Vitamin B1, however, Black pepper is richer in Manganese, Copper, and Fiber.
  • Black pepper's daily need coverage for Manganese is 454% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, anise seed and Spices, pepper, black.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +45.8%
Contains more Iron +280.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.5%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Zinc +345.4%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Contains more Manganese +454.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 171
Equal in Potassium - 1329
Equal in Selenium - 4.9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304% 300% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 133% 365% 123% 68% 118% 3% 33% 444% 1664% 27%
Contains more Calcium +45.8%
Contains more Iron +280.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.5%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Zinc +345.4%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Contains more Manganese +454.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 171
Equal in Potassium - 1329
Equal in Selenium - 4.9

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 B1 +214.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.5%
Contains more Folate +70%
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 33% 21% 0% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 13% 0% 410%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +214.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.5%
Contains more Folate +70%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +69.4%
Contains more Fats +387.7%
Contains more Carbs +27.8%
Contains more Water +30.6%
Contains more Other +43.2%
18% 16% 50% 10% 7%
Protein: 17.6 g
Fats: 15.9 g
Carbs: 50.02 g
Water: 9.54 g
Other: 6.94 g
10% 3% 64% 12% 10%
Protein: 10.39 g
Fats: 3.26 g
Carbs: 63.95 g
Water: 12.46 g
Other: 9.94 g
Contains more Protein +69.4%
Contains more Fats +387.7%
Contains more Carbs +27.8%
Contains more Water +30.6%
Contains more Other +43.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1223.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +215.6%
4% 72% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.586 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.78 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.15 g
44% 24% 32%
Saturated Fat: 1.392 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.739 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.998 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1223.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +215.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Star anise Black pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Black pepper Opinion
Net carbs 35.42g 38.65g Black pepper
Protein 17.6g 10.39g Star anise
Fats 15.9g 3.26g Star anise
Carbs 50.02g 63.95g Black pepper
Calories 337kcal 251kcal Star anise
Fructose 0.23g Black pepper
Sugar 0.64g Star anise
Fiber 14.6g 25.3g Black pepper
Calcium 646mg 443mg Star anise
Iron 36.96mg 9.71mg Star anise
Magnesium 170mg 171mg Black pepper
Phosphorus 440mg 158mg Star anise
Potassium 1441mg 1329mg Star anise
Sodium 16mg 20mg Star anise
Zinc 5.3mg 1.19mg Star anise
Copper 0.91mg 1.33mg Black pepper
Manganese 2.3mg 12.753mg Black pepper
Selenium 5µg 4.9µg Star anise
Vitamin A 311IU 547IU Black pepper
Vitamin A RAE 16µg 27µg Black pepper
Vitamin E 1.04mg Black pepper
Vitamin C 21mg 0mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.34mg 0.108mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.18mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 3.06mg 1.143mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797mg 1.399mg Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.65mg 0.291mg Star anise
Folate 10µg 17µg Black pepper
Vitamin K 163.7µg Black pepper
Tryptophan 0.058mg Black pepper
Threonine 0.244mg Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.366mg Black pepper
Leucine 1.014mg Black pepper
Lysine 0.244mg Black pepper
Methionine 0.096mg Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.446mg Black pepper
Valine 0.547mg Black pepper
Histidine 0.159mg Black pepper
Saturated Fat 0.586g 1.392g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78g 0.739g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15g 0.998g Star anise
Omega-3 - ALA 0.152g Black pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Star anise Black pepper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Star anise
60%
Black pepper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
279%
Star anise
297%
Black pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.64g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.806g)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Star anise - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171316/nutrients
  2. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/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.