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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, 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 Iron +373.8%
Contains more Calcium +336.5%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Copper +144%
Contains more Zinc +113.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.2%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains more Iron +373.8%
Contains more Calcium +336.5%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Copper +144%
Contains more Zinc +113.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.2%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
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 C +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +13279.4%
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 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 255% 2497% 597% 0% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 0% 201% 80%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +13279.4%
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 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 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 glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Star anise Cayenne pepper
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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 - 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 lower in glycemic index?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.