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Star anise vs Cocoa solids - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Star anise and Cocoa solids?

  • Star anise is higher in Iron, Calcium, and Vitamin B6, yet Cocoa solids are higher in Copper, Fiber, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, and Vitamin C.
  • Cocoa solids' daily need coverage for Copper is 320% more.
  • Star anise has 6 times more Vitamin B6 than Cocoa solids. While Star anise has 0.65mg of Vitamin B6, Cocoa solids have only 0.118mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Star anise is lower.

We used Spices, anise seed and Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened types 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 Iron +166.7%
Contains more Calcium +404.7%
Contains less Sodium -23.8%
Contains more Magnesium +193.5%
Contains more Copper +316.3%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.8%
Equal in Potassium - 1524
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 520% 39% 135% 357% 1263% 186% 315% 3%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Calcium +404.7%
Contains less Sodium -23.8%
Contains more Magnesium +193.5%
Contains more Copper +316.3%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.8%
Equal in Potassium - 1524

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +335.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +213.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +450.8%
Contains more Folate +220%
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% 0% 2% 0% 20% 56% 41% 16% 28% 0% 7% 24%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +335.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +213.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +450.8%
Contains more Folate +220%

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
16
Cocoa solids
Mineral Summary Score
308
Star anise
352
Cocoa solids

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
118%
Cocoa solids
Carbohydrates
50%
Star anise
58%
Cocoa solids
Fats
73%
Star anise
63%
Cocoa solids

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Star anise Cocoa solids
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 - 1.75g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.484g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is relatively richer in minerals
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 Cocoa solids Opinion
Calories 337 228 Star anise
Protein 17.6 19.6 Cocoa solids
Fats 15.9 13.7 Star anise
Vitamin C 21 0 Star anise
Carbs 50.02 57.9 Cocoa solids
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 36.96 13.86 Star anise
Calcium 646 128 Star anise
Potassium 1441 1524 Cocoa solids
Magnesium 170 499 Cocoa solids
Sugar 1.75 Star anise
Fiber 14.6 37 Cocoa solids
Copper 0.91 3.788 Cocoa solids
Zinc 5.3 6.81 Cocoa solids
Starch
Phosphorus 440 734 Cocoa solids
Sodium 16 21 Star anise
Vitamin A 311 0 Star anise
Vitamin E 0.1 Cocoa solids
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.34 0.078 Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.241 Star anise
Vitamin B3 3.06 2.185 Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797 0.254 Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.65 0.118 Star anise
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.5 Cocoa solids
Folate 10 32 Cocoa solids
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.586 8.07 Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78 4.57 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15 0.44 Star anise
Tryptophan 0.293 Cocoa solids
Threonine 0.776 Cocoa solids
Isoleucine 0.76 Cocoa solids
Leucine 1.189 Cocoa solids
Lysine 0.983 Cocoa solids
Methionine 0.202 Cocoa solids
Phenylalanine 0.941 Cocoa solids
Valine 1.177 Cocoa solids
Histidine 0.339 Cocoa solids
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. Cocoa solids - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169593/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.