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Star anise vs Table salt - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Star anise and Table salt different?

  • Star anise is higher in Iron, Copper, Manganese, Calcium, Zinc, and Potassium, however Table salt is richer in Phosphorus, Fiber, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Table salt is 1684% higher.
  • Star anise contains 180 times more Potassium than Table salt. While Star anise contains 1441mg of Potassium, Table salt contains only 8mg.
  • Star anise has less Sodium.

Spices, anise seed and Salt, table are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +2591.7%
Contains more Iron +11100%
Contains more Magnesium +16900%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +17912.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +5200%
Contains more Copper +2933.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 13% 1% 0% 1% 5056% 3% 10%
Contains more Calcium +2591.7%
Contains more Iron +11100%
Contains more Magnesium +16900%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +17912.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +5200%
Contains more Copper +2933.3%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Table salt Opinion
Net carbs 35.42g 0g Star anise
Protein 17.6g 0g Star anise
Fats 15.9g 0g Star anise
Carbs 50.02g 0g Star anise
Calories 337kcal 0kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Star anise
Fiber 14.6g 0g Star anise
Calcium 646mg 24mg Star anise
Iron 36.96mg 0.33mg Star anise
Magnesium 170mg 1mg Star anise
Phosphorus 440mg 0mg Star anise
Potassium 1441mg 8mg Star anise
Sodium 16mg 38758mg Star anise
Zinc 5.3mg 0.1mg Star anise
Copper 0.91mg 0.03mg Star anise
Vitamin A 311IU 0IU Star anise
Vitamin E mg 0mg Table salt
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 0mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.34mg 0mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 3.06mg 0mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797mg 0mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.65mg 0mg Star anise
Folate 10µg 0µg Star anise
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Table salt
Tryptophan mg 0mg Table salt
Threonine mg 0mg Table salt
Isoleucine mg 0mg Table salt
Leucine mg 0mg Table salt
Lysine mg 0mg Table salt
Methionine mg 0mg Table salt
Phenylalanine mg 0mg Table salt
Valine mg 0mg Table salt
Histidine mg 0mg Table salt
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.586g 0g Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78g 0g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15g 0g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Star anise Table salt
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
0
Table salt
Mineral Summary Score
308
Star anise
636
Table salt

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
0%
Table salt
Carbohydrates
50%
Star anise
0%
Table salt
Fats
73%
Star anise
0%
Table salt

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.586g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 89)
Which food is cheaper?
Table salt
Table salt is cheaper (difference - $1.9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 38742mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Star anise
Star anise is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Star anise
Star anise 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. Table salt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173468/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.