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Star anise vs Tarragon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Star anise and Tarragon

  • Star anise has more Iron, while Tarragon has more Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Folate, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin C.
  • Tarragon covers your daily need of Manganese 246% more than Star anise.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, anise seed and Spices, tarragon, dried.

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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 +14.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.6%
Contains less Sodium -74.2%
Contains more Zinc +35.9%
Contains more Copper +34.4%
Contains more Calcium +76.3%
Contains more Magnesium +104.1%
Contains more Potassium +109.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 342% 1212% 248% 135% 267% 9% 107% 226%
Contains more Iron +14.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.6%
Contains less Sodium -74.2%
Contains more Zinc +35.9%
Contains more Copper +34.4%
Contains more Calcium +76.3%
Contains more Magnesium +104.1%
Contains more Potassium +109.6%

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 B1 +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1250.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +361.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +192.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.8%
Contains more Folate +2640%
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 252% 0% 0% 167% 63% 309% 168% 0% 557% 206% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1250.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +361.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +192.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.8%
Contains more Folate +2640%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Tarragon Opinion
Net carbs 35.42g 42.82g Tarragon
Protein 17.6g 22.77g Tarragon
Fats 15.9g 7.24g Star anise
Carbs 50.02g 50.22g Tarragon
Calories 337kcal 295kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 14.6g 7.4g Star anise
Calcium 646mg 1139mg Tarragon
Iron 36.96mg 32.3mg Star anise
Magnesium 170mg 347mg Tarragon
Phosphorus 440mg 313mg Star anise
Potassium 1441mg 3020mg Tarragon
Sodium 16mg 62mg Star anise
Zinc 5.3mg 3.9mg Star anise
Copper 0.91mg 0.677mg Star anise
Vitamin A 311IU 4200IU Tarragon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 50mg Tarragon
Vitamin B1 0.34mg 0.251mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 1.339mg Tarragon
Vitamin B3 3.06mg 8.95mg Tarragon
Vitamin B5 0.797mg mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.65mg 2.41mg Tarragon
Folate 10µg 274µg Tarragon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
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 0g Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.586g 1.881g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78g 0.474g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15g 3.698g Tarragon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Star anise Tarragon
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
143
Tarragon
Mineral Summary Score
308
Star anise
318
Tarragon

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
137%
Tarragon
Carbohydrates
50%
Star anise
50%
Tarragon
Fats
73%
Star anise
33%
Tarragon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tarragon
Tarragon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 89)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tarragon
Tarragon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.295g)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

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. Tarragon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170937/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.