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Star anise vs Cardamom - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Star anise and Cardamom different?

  • Star anise is richer in Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Calcium, and Vitamin B3, while Cardamom is higher in Manganese, Fiber, Zinc, and Magnesium.
  • Cardamom covers your daily need of Manganese 1117% more than Star anise.
  • Star anise contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Cardamom. Star anise contains 0.65mg of Vitamin B6, while Cardamom contains 0.23mg.

Spices, anise seed and Spices, cardamom types were used in this article.

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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 +68.7%
Contains more Iron +164.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.2%
Contains more Potassium +28.8%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%
Contains more Copper +137.6%
Contains more Magnesium +34.7%
Contains more Zinc +40.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 524% 164% 77% 99% 3% 204% 128%
Contains more Calcium +68.7%
Contains more Iron +164.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.2%
Contains more Potassium +28.8%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%
Contains more Copper +137.6%
Contains more Magnesium +34.7%
Contains more Zinc +40.9%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +177.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.6%
Equal in Vitamin C - 21
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 0% 0% 0% 70% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +177.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.6%
Equal in Vitamin C - 21

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Cardamom Opinion
Net carbs 35.42g 40.47g Cardamom
Protein 17.6g 10.76g Star anise
Fats 15.9g 6.7g Star anise
Carbs 50.02g 68.47g Cardamom
Calories 337kcal 311kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 14.6g 28g Cardamom
Calcium 646mg 383mg Star anise
Iron 36.96mg 13.97mg Star anise
Magnesium 170mg 229mg Cardamom
Phosphorus 440mg 178mg Star anise
Potassium 1441mg 1119mg Star anise
Sodium 16mg 18mg Star anise
Zinc 5.3mg 7.47mg Cardamom
Copper 0.91mg 0.383mg Star anise
Vitamin A 311IU 0IU Star anise
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 21mg
Vitamin B1 0.34mg 0.198mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.182mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 3.06mg 1.102mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797mg mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.65mg 0.23mg Star anise
Folate 10µg µg Star anise
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
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 0.68g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78g 0.87g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15g 0.43g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Star anise Cardamom
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
20
Cardamom
Mineral Summary Score
308
Star anise
164
Cardamom

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
65%
Cardamom
Carbohydrates
50%
Star anise
68%
Cardamom
Fats
73%
Star anise
31%
Cardamom

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.094g)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in glycemic index (difference - 89)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

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. Cardamom - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170919/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.