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Star anise vs Cumin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Star anise and Cumin?

  • Star anise is richer in Vitamin B6, Fiber, and Vitamin C, yet Cumin is richer in Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Calcium, Vitamin B1, Potassium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Cumin's daily need coverage for Iron is 368% higher.
  • Star anise has 3 times more Vitamin C than Cumin. Star anise has 21mg of Vitamin C, while Cumin has 7.7mg.

We used Spices, anise seed and Spices, cumin seed 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 less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +10.4%
Contains more Calcium +44.1%
Contains more Iron +79.5%
Contains more Magnesium +115.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.4%
Contains more Potassium +24.1%
Equal in Zinc - 4.8
Equal in Copper - 0.867
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +10.4%
Contains more Calcium +44.1%
Contains more Iron +79.5%
Contains more Magnesium +115.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.4%
Contains more Potassium +24.1%
Equal in Zinc - 4.8
Equal in Copper - 0.867

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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Cumin
Contains more Vitamin C +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +308.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.6%
Equal in Folate - 10
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 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14%
Contains more Vitamin C +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +308.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.6%
Equal in Folate - 10

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Cumin Opinion
Net carbs 35.42g 33.74g Star anise
Protein 17.6g 17.81g Cumin
Fats 15.9g 22.27g Cumin
Carbs 50.02g 44.24g Star anise
Calories 337kcal 375kcal Cumin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.25g Star anise
Fiber 14.6g 10.5g Star anise
Calcium 646mg 931mg Cumin
Iron 36.96mg 66.36mg Cumin
Magnesium 170mg 366mg Cumin
Phosphorus 440mg 499mg Cumin
Potassium 1441mg 1788mg Cumin
Sodium 16mg 168mg Star anise
Zinc 5.3mg 4.8mg Star anise
Copper 0.91mg 0.867mg Star anise
Vitamin A 311IU 1270IU Cumin
Vitamin E mg 3.33mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 7.7mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.34mg 0.628mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.327mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 3.06mg 4.579mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 0.797mg mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.65mg 0.435mg Star anise
Folate 10µg 10µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 5.4µg Cumin
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 g
Saturated Fat 0.586g 1.535g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78g 14.04g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15g 3.279g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Star anise Cumin
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
51
Cumin
Mineral Summary Score
308
Star anise
480
Cumin

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
107%
Cumin
Carbohydrates
50%
Star anise
44%
Cumin
Fats
73%
Star anise
103%
Cumin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 152mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.949g)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 89)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.