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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
Contains more Calcium +23%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains more Potassium +23.2%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Zinc +12.8%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +31.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 158% 717% 183% 158% 104% 7% 129% 400%
Contains more Calcium +23%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains more Potassium +23.2%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Zinc +12.8%
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 A +1536.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +2900%
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 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 2% 505% 0% 3% 44% 47% 62% 65% 25% 43% 0% 250%
Contains more Vitamin A +1536.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +2900%
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

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 price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Curry powder Opinion
Net carbs 35.42g 2.63g Star anise
Protein 17.6g 14.29g Star anise
Fats 15.9g 14.01g Star anise
Carbs 50.02g 55.83g Curry powder
Calories 337kcal 325kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.79g Curry powder
Sugar g 2.76g Star anise
Fiber 14.6g 53.2g Curry powder
Calcium 646mg 525mg Star anise
Iron 36.96mg 19.1mg Star anise
Magnesium 170mg 255mg Curry powder
Phosphorus 440mg 367mg Star anise
Potassium 1441mg 1170mg Star anise
Sodium 16mg 52mg Star anise
Zinc 5.3mg 4.7mg Star anise
Copper 0.91mg 1.2mg Curry powder
Vitamin A 311IU 19IU Star anise
Vitamin E mg 25.24mg Curry powder
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 0.7mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.34mg 0.176mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.2mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 3.06mg 3.26mg Curry powder
Vitamin B5 0.797mg 1.07mg Curry powder
Vitamin B6 0.65mg 0.105mg Star anise
Folate 10µg 56µg Curry powder
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 99.8µg Curry powder
Tryptophan mg 0.11mg Curry powder
Threonine mg 0.35mg Curry powder
Isoleucine mg 0.63mg Curry powder
Leucine mg 0.89mg Curry powder
Lysine mg 0.7mg Curry powder
Methionine mg 0.19mg Curry powder
Phenylalanine mg 0.58mg Curry powder
Valine mg 0.75mg Curry powder
Histidine mg 0.29mg Curry powder
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.586g 1.648g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78g 8.782g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15g 3.056g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Star anise Curry powder
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
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

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 cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Curry powder
Curry powder is lower in glycemic index (difference - 84)
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.

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.