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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, Calcium, and Vitamin B1, however Black pepper is richer in Manganese, Copper, Fiber, and Vitamin C.
  • Black pepper's daily need coverage for Manganese is 454% more.
  • Star anise contains 4 times more Zinc than Black pepper. Star anise contains 5.3mg of Zinc, while Black pepper contains 1.19mg.

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

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 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 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% 33% 21% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 0% 410% 13%
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 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
60
Black pepper
Mineral Summary Score
308
Star anise
160
Black pepper

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
62%
Black pepper
Carbohydrates
50%
Star anise
64%
Black pepper
Fats
73%
Star anise
15%
Black pepper

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 Black pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Star anise Black pepper
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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 - 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 lower in glycemic index?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Black pepper Opinion
Calories 337 251 Star anise
Protein 17.6 10.39 Star anise
Fats 15.9 3.26 Star anise
Vitamin C 21 0 Star anise
Carbs 50.02 63.95 Black pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 36.96 9.71 Star anise
Calcium 646 443 Star anise
Potassium 1441 1329 Star anise
Magnesium 170 171 Black pepper
Sugar 0.64 Star anise
Fiber 14.6 25.3 Black pepper
Copper 0.91 1.33 Black pepper
Zinc 5.3 1.19 Star anise
Starch
Phosphorus 440 158 Star anise
Sodium 16 20 Star anise
Vitamin A 311 547 Black pepper
Vitamin E 1.04 Black pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.34 0.108 Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.18 Star anise
Vitamin B3 3.06 1.143 Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797 1.399 Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.65 0.291 Star anise
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 163.7 Black pepper
Folate 10 17 Black pepper
Trans Fat 0 Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.586 1.392 Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78 0.739 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15 0.998 Star anise
Tryptophan 0.058 Black pepper
Threonine 0.244 Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.366 Black pepper
Leucine 1.014 Black pepper
Lysine 0.244 Black pepper
Methionine 0.096 Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.446 Black pepper
Valine 0.547 Black pepper
Histidine 0.159 Black pepper
Fructose 0.23 Black pepper

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. 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.