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Star anise vs Fenugreek - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Star anise and Fenugreek

  • Star anise has more Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus, Vitamin C, and Potassium, while Fenugreek has more Fiber, Copper, and Folate.
  • Star anise's daily need coverage for Calcium is 47% higher.
  • Fenugreek contains 7 times less Vitamin C than Star anise. Star anise contains 21mg of Vitamin C, while Fenugreek contains 3mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, anise seed and Spices, fenugreek seed.

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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 +267%
Contains more Iron +10.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.6%
Contains more Potassium +87.1%
Contains less Sodium -76.1%
Contains more Zinc +112%
Contains more Magnesium +12.4%
Contains more Copper +22%
Equal in Iron - 33.53
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 53% 1258% 137% 127% 68% 9% 69% 370%
Contains more Calcium +267%
Contains more Iron +10.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.6%
Contains more Potassium +87.1%
Contains less Sodium -76.1%
Contains more Zinc +112%
Contains more Magnesium +12.4%
Contains more Copper +22%
Equal in Iron - 33.53

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 +418.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.2%
Contains more Folate +470%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.322
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.6
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 4% 0% 0% 10% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 43% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.2%
Contains more Folate +470%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.322
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.6

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Fenugreek Opinion
Net carbs 35.42g 33.75g Star anise
Protein 17.6g 23g Fenugreek
Fats 15.9g 6.41g Star anise
Carbs 50.02g 58.35g Fenugreek
Calories 337kcal 323kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 14.6g 24.6g Fenugreek
Calcium 646mg 176mg Star anise
Iron 36.96mg 33.53mg Star anise
Magnesium 170mg 191mg Fenugreek
Phosphorus 440mg 296mg Star anise
Potassium 1441mg 770mg Star anise
Sodium 16mg 67mg Star anise
Zinc 5.3mg 2.5mg Star anise
Copper 0.91mg 1.11mg Fenugreek
Vitamin A 311IU 60IU Star anise
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 3mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.34mg 0.322mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.366mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B3 3.06mg 1.64mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797mg mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.65mg 0.6mg Star anise
Folate 10µg 57µg Fenugreek
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.391mg Fenugreek
Threonine mg 0.898mg Fenugreek
Isoleucine mg 1.241mg Fenugreek
Leucine mg 1.757mg Fenugreek
Lysine mg 1.684mg Fenugreek
Methionine mg 0.338mg Fenugreek
Phenylalanine mg 1.089mg Fenugreek
Valine mg 1.102mg Fenugreek
Histidine mg 0.668mg Fenugreek
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.586g 1.46g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78g g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15g g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Star anise Fenugreek
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
33
Fenugreek
Mineral Summary Score
308
Star anise
261
Fenugreek

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
138%
Fenugreek
Carbohydrates
50%
Star anise
58%
Fenugreek
Fats
73%
Star anise
30%
Fenugreek

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.874g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in glycemic index (difference - 89)
Which food is cheaper?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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. Fenugreek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171324/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.