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Star anise vs Poppy seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Star anise and Poppy seed

  • Star anise has more Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C, however Poppy seed is higher in Manganese, Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, and Zinc.
  • Star anise covers your daily Iron needs 340% more than Poppy seed.
  • Poppy seed contains 21 times less Vitamin C than Star anise. Star anise contains 21mg of Vitamin C, while Poppy seed contains 1mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, anise seed and Spices, poppy 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 Iron +278.7%
Contains more Potassium +100.4%
Contains less Sodium -38.5%
Contains more Calcium +122.6%
Contains more Magnesium +104.1%
Contains more Copper +78.8%
Contains more Zinc +49.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 366% 432% 64% 248% 543% 216% 373% 4%
Contains more Iron +278.7%
Contains more Potassium +100.4%
Contains less Sodium -38.5%
Contains more Calcium +122.6%
Contains more Magnesium +104.1%
Contains more Copper +78.8%
Contains more Zinc +49.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.7%

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 +2000%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +241.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +146%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.2%
Contains more Folate +720%
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 4% 0% 36% 0% 214% 24% 17% 20% 57% 0% 0% 62%
Contains more Vitamin C +2000%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +241.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +146%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.2%
Contains more Folate +720%

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
36
Poppy seed
Mineral Summary Score
308
Star anise
280
Poppy seed

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
108%
Poppy seed
Carbohydrates
50%
Star anise
28%
Poppy seed
Fats
73%
Star anise
192%
Poppy seed

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

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Star anise Poppy seed
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 - 2.99g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.931g)
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 - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Poppy seed Opinion
Calories 337 525 Poppy seed
Protein 17.6 17.99 Poppy seed
Fats 15.9 41.56 Poppy seed
Vitamin C 21 1 Star anise
Carbs 50.02 28.13 Star anise
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 36.96 9.76 Star anise
Calcium 646 1438 Poppy seed
Potassium 1441 719 Star anise
Magnesium 170 347 Poppy seed
Sugar 2.99 Star anise
Fiber 14.6 19.5 Poppy seed
Copper 0.91 1.627 Poppy seed
Zinc 5.3 7.9 Poppy seed
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Phosphorus 440 870 Poppy seed
Sodium 16 26 Star anise
Vitamin A 311 0 Star anise
Vitamin E 1.77 Poppy seed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.34 0.854 Poppy seed
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.1 Star anise
Vitamin B3 3.06 0.896 Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797 0.324 Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.65 0.247 Star anise
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Poppy seed
Folate 10 82 Poppy seed
Trans Fat 0 Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.586 4.517 Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78 5.982 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15 28.569 Poppy seed
Tryptophan 0.184 Poppy seed
Threonine 0.686 Poppy seed
Isoleucine 0.819 Poppy seed
Leucine 1.321 Poppy seed
Lysine 0.952 Poppy seed
Methionine 0.502 Poppy seed
Phenylalanine 0.758 Poppy seed
Valine 1.095 Poppy seed
Histidine 0.471 Poppy seed
Fructose 0.29 Poppy seed

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. Poppy seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171330/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.