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Star anise vs Caper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Star anise and Caper?

  • Caper has less Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Zinc, and Potassium than Star anise.
  • Star anise's daily need coverage for Iron is 441% higher.
  • Star anise has 44 times more Phosphorus than Caper. Star anise has 440mg of Phosphorus, while Caper has 10mg.
  • Star anise contains less Sodium.

We used Spices, anise seed and Capers, canned types in this comparison.

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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 +2113.2%
Contains more Calcium +1515%
Contains more Potassium +3502.5%
Contains more Magnesium +415.2%
Contains more Copper +143.3%
Contains more Zinc +1556.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +4300%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 63% 12% 4% 24% 125% 9% 5% 307%
Contains more Iron +2113.2%
Contains more Calcium +1515%
Contains more Potassium +3502.5%
Contains more Magnesium +415.2%
Contains more Copper +143.3%
Contains more Zinc +1556.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +4300%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%

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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Caper
Contains more Vitamin C +388.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +125.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1788.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +369.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2851.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2726.1%
Contains more Folate +130%
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 15% 9% 18% 0% 5% 33% 13% 2% 6% 0% 62% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +388.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +125.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1788.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +369.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2851.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2726.1%
Contains more Folate +130%

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
15
Caper
Mineral Summary Score
308
Star anise
68
Caper

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
14%
Caper
Carbohydrates
50%
Star anise
5%
Caper
Fats
73%
Star anise
4%
Caper

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

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Star anise Caper
Low Calories diet ok
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 - 0.41g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 2332mg)
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 Saturated Fat?
Caper
Caper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.353g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Caper
Caper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Caper
Caper is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Caper Opinion
Calories 337 23 Star anise
Protein 17.6 2.36 Star anise
Fats 15.9 0.86 Star anise
Vitamin C 21 4.3 Star anise
Carbs 50.02 4.89 Star anise
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 36.96 1.67 Star anise
Calcium 646 40 Star anise
Potassium 1441 40 Star anise
Magnesium 170 33 Star anise
Sugar 0.41 Star anise
Fiber 14.6 3.2 Star anise
Copper 0.91 0.374 Star anise
Zinc 5.3 0.32 Star anise
Starch
Phosphorus 440 10 Star anise
Sodium 16 2348 Star anise
Vitamin A 311 138 Star anise
Vitamin E 0.88 Caper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.34 0.018 Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.139 Star anise
Vitamin B3 3.06 0.652 Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797 0.027 Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.65 0.023 Star anise
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 24.6 Caper
Folate 10 23 Caper
Trans Fat 0 Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.586 0.233 Caper
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78 0.063 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15 0.304 Star anise
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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. Caper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172238/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.