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Star anise vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Star anise and Cayenne pepper

  • Star anise has more Iron, Copper, Calcium, and Zinc, while Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3.
  • Star anise covers your daily need of Iron 365% more than Cayenne pepper.
  • Star anise contains 4 times more Calcium than Cayenne pepper. While Star anise contains 646mg of Calcium, Cayenne pepper contains only 148mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, anise seed and Spices, pepper, red or cayenne.

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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 +336.5%
Contains more Iron +373.8%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.2%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Contains more Zinc +113.7%
Contains more Copper +144%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Contains more Calcium +336.5%
Contains more Iron +373.8%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.2%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Contains more Zinc +113.7%
Contains more Copper +144%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%

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 +13279.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +184.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +276.9%
Contains more Folate +960%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.328
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 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 201%
Contains more Vitamin A +13279.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +184.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +276.9%
Contains more Folate +960%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.328

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Cayenne pepper Opinion
Net carbs 35.42g 29.43g Star anise
Protein 17.6g 12.01g Star anise
Fats 15.9g 17.27g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 50.02g 56.63g Cayenne pepper
Calories 337kcal 318kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 10.34g Star anise
Fiber 14.6g 27.2g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 646mg 148mg Star anise
Iron 36.96mg 7.8mg Star anise
Magnesium 170mg 152mg Star anise
Phosphorus 440mg 293mg Star anise
Potassium 1441mg 2014mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 16mg 30mg Star anise
Zinc 5.3mg 2.48mg Star anise
Copper 0.91mg 0.373mg Star anise
Vitamin A 311IU 41610IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E mg 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 76.4mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.34mg 0.328mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.919mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 3.06mg 8.701mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.797mg mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.65mg 2.45mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 10µg 106µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 80.3µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.586g 3.26g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78g 2.75g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15g 8.37g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Star anise Cayenne pepper
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
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
308
Star anise
118
Cayenne pepper

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
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
50%
Star anise
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
73%
Star anise
80%
Cayenne pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.674g)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.