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Star anise vs. Ground cloves — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Star anise and Ground cloves

  • Star anise has more Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, while Ground cloves has more Manganese, Fiber, and Magnesium.
  • Ground cloves covers your daily need of Manganese 2514% more than Star anise.
  • Star anise contains 105 times more Vitamin C than Ground cloves. While Star anise contains 21mg of Vitamin C, Ground cloves contain only 0.2mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Star anise is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, anise seed and Spices, cloves, ground.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +212.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +323.1%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +128.4%
Contains more Copper +147.3%
Contains more Magnesium +52.4%
Contains more Manganese +2514.2%
Contains more Selenium +44%
Equal in Calcium - 632
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304% 300% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 190% 444% 185% 45% 90% 37% 64% 123% 7843% 40%
Contains more Iron +212.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +323.1%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +128.4%
Contains more Copper +147.3%
Contains more Magnesium +52.4%
Contains more Manganese +2514.2%
Contains more Selenium +44%
Equal in Calcium - 632

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +10400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.2%
Contains more Folate +150%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 70% 86% 67% 58% 48% 150% 8% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 177% 0% 1% 40% 51% 30% 31% 91% 19% 0% 21% 355%
Contains more Vitamin A +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +10400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.2%
Contains more Folate +150%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +194.8%
Contains more Fats +22.3%
Contains more Other +23.3%
Contains more Carbs +31%
Equal in Water - 9.87
18% 16% 50% 10% 7%
Protein: 17.6 g
Fats: 15.9 g
Carbs: 50.02 g
Water: 9.54 g
Other: 6.94 g
6% 13% 66% 10% 6%
Protein: 5.97 g
Fats: 13 g
Carbs: 65.53 g
Water: 9.87 g
Other: 5.63 g
Contains more Protein +194.8%
Contains more Fats +22.3%
Contains more Other +23.3%
Contains more Carbs +31%
Equal in Water - 9.87

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +602.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +14.5%
4% 72% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.586 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.78 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.15 g
44% 16% 40%
Saturated Fat: 3.952 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.393 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.606 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +602.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +14.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Star anise Ground cloves
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Ground cloves Opinion
Net carbs 35.42g 31.63g Star anise
Protein 17.6g 5.97g Star anise
Fats 15.9g 13g Star anise
Carbs 50.02g 65.53g Ground cloves
Calories 337kcal 274kcal Star anise
Fructose 1.07g Ground cloves
Sugar 2.38g Star anise
Fiber 14.6g 33.9g Ground cloves
Calcium 646mg 632mg Star anise
Iron 36.96mg 11.83mg Star anise
Magnesium 170mg 259mg Ground cloves
Phosphorus 440mg 104mg Star anise
Potassium 1441mg 1020mg Star anise
Sodium 16mg 277mg Star anise
Zinc 5.3mg 2.32mg Star anise
Copper 0.91mg 0.368mg Star anise
Manganese 2.3mg 60.127mg Ground cloves
Selenium 5µg 7.2µg Ground cloves
Vitamin A 311IU 160IU Star anise
Vitamin A RAE 16µg 8µg Star anise
Vitamin E 8.82mg Ground cloves
Vitamin C 21mg 0.2mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.34mg 0.158mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.22mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 3.06mg 1.56mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797mg 0.509mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.65mg 0.391mg Star anise
Folate 10µg 25µg Ground cloves
Choline 37.4mg Ground cloves
Vitamin K 141.8µg Ground cloves
Tryptophan 0.03mg Ground cloves
Threonine 0.18mg Ground cloves
Isoleucine 0.24mg Ground cloves
Leucine 0.4mg Ground cloves
Lysine 0.37mg Ground cloves
Methionine 0.08mg Ground cloves
Phenylalanine 0.23mg Ground cloves
Valine 0.34mg Ground cloves
Histidine 0.13mg Ground cloves
Trans Fat 0.254g Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.586g 3.952g Star anise
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.008g Ground cloves
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.184g Ground cloves
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78g 1.393g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15g 3.606g Ground cloves
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.017g Ground cloves
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.557g Ground cloves
Omega-3 - ALA 0.585g Ground cloves
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.008g Ground cloves

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Star anise Ground cloves
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
39%
Star anise
63%
Ground cloves
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
279%
Star anise
906%
Ground cloves

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.38g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 261mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.366g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground cloves
Ground cloves is lower in glycemic index (difference - 89)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground cloves
Ground cloves is cheaper (difference - $2)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Star anise - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171316/nutrients
  2. Ground cloves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171321/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.