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

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 A +125.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +388.4%
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 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 9% 18% 0% 15% 5% 33% 13% 2% 6% 18% 0% 62%
Contains more Vitamin A +125.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +388.4%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Caper Opinion
Net carbs 35.42g 1.69g Star anise
Protein 17.6g 2.36g Star anise
Fats 15.9g 0.86g Star anise
Carbs 50.02g 4.89g Star anise
Calories 337kcal 23kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.41g Star anise
Fiber 14.6g 3.2g Star anise
Calcium 646mg 40mg Star anise
Iron 36.96mg 1.67mg Star anise
Magnesium 170mg 33mg Star anise
Phosphorus 440mg 10mg Star anise
Potassium 1441mg 40mg Star anise
Sodium 16mg 2348mg Star anise
Zinc 5.3mg 0.32mg Star anise
Copper 0.91mg 0.374mg Star anise
Vitamin A 311IU 138IU Star anise
Vitamin E mg 0.88mg Caper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 4.3mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.34mg 0.018mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.139mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 3.06mg 0.652mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797mg 0.027mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.65mg 0.023mg Star anise
Folate 10µg 23µg Caper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 24.6µg Caper
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 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.586g 0.233g Caper
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78g 0.063g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15g 0.304g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Star anise Caper
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
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

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 - 89)
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)

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.