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Star anise vs Curry powder - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Star anise and Curry powder?

  • Star anise is higher in Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, and Calcium, yet Curry powder is higher in Manganese, Fiber, Selenium, Copper, and Magnesium.
  • Curry powder's daily need coverage for Manganese is 261% more.
  • Star anise has 30 times more Vitamin C than Curry powder. While Star anise has 21mg of Vitamin C, Curry powder has only 0.7mg.

We used Spices, anise seed and Spices, curry powder 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
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Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Calcium +23%
Contains more Potassium +23.2%
Contains more Zinc +12.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +31.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 717% 158% 104% 183% 400% 129% 158% 7%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Calcium +23%
Contains more Potassium +23.2%
Contains more Zinc +12.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +31.9%

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 C +2900%
Contains more Vitamin A +1536.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +519%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.3%
Contains more Folate +460%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.26
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 3% 2% 505% 0% 44% 47% 62% 65% 25% 0% 250% 43%
Contains more Vitamin C +2900%
Contains more Vitamin A +1536.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +519%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.3%
Contains more Folate +460%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.26

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
87
Curry powder
Mineral Summary Score
308
Star anise
231
Curry powder

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
86%
Curry powder
Carbohydrates
50%
Star anise
56%
Curry powder
Fats
73%
Star anise
65%
Curry powder

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

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Star anise Curry powder
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 - 2.76g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.062g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Curry powder Opinion
Calories 337 325 Star anise
Protein 17.6 14.29 Star anise
Fats 15.9 14.01 Star anise
Vitamin C 21 0.7 Star anise
Carbs 50.02 55.83 Curry powder
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 36.96 19.1 Star anise
Calcium 646 525 Star anise
Potassium 1441 1170 Star anise
Magnesium 170 255 Curry powder
Sugar 2.76 Star anise
Fiber 14.6 53.2 Curry powder
Copper 0.91 1.2 Curry powder
Zinc 5.3 4.7 Star anise
Starch
Phosphorus 440 367 Star anise
Sodium 16 52 Star anise
Vitamin A 311 19 Star anise
Vitamin E 25.24 Curry powder
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.34 0.176 Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.2 Star anise
Vitamin B3 3.06 3.26 Curry powder
Vitamin B5 0.797 1.07 Curry powder
Vitamin B6 0.65 0.105 Star anise
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 99.8 Curry powder
Folate 10 56 Curry powder
Trans Fat 0 Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.586 1.648 Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78 8.782 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15 3.056 Star anise
Tryptophan 0.11 Curry powder
Threonine 0.35 Curry powder
Isoleucine 0.63 Curry powder
Leucine 0.89 Curry powder
Lysine 0.7 Curry powder
Methionine 0.19 Curry powder
Phenylalanine 0.58 Curry powder
Valine 0.75 Curry powder
Histidine 0.29 Curry powder
Fructose 0.79 Curry powder

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. Curry powder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170924/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.