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Star anise vs Turmeric - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Star anise and Turmeric

  • Star anise has more Calcium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, and Phosphorus, however Turmeric is higher in Manganese, Iron, Copper, Fiber, and Potassium.
  • Turmeric covers your daily Manganese needs 761% more than Star anise.
  • Turmeric contains 30 times less Vitamin C than Star anise. Star anise contains 21mg of Vitamin C, while Turmeric contains 0.7mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, anise seed and Spices, turmeric, ground.

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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 +284.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.2%
Contains less Sodium -40.7%
Contains more Zinc +17.8%
Contains more Iron +48.8%
Contains more Magnesium +22.4%
Contains more Potassium +44.3%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 2063% 149% 129% 184% 4% 123% 434%
Contains more Calcium +284.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.2%
Contains less Sodium -40.7%
Contains more Zinc +17.8%
Contains more Iron +48.8%
Contains more Magnesium +22.4%
Contains more Potassium +44.3%
Contains more Copper +42.9%

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 +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +486.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +507.5%
Contains more Folate +100%
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% 89% 0% 3% 15% 35% 26% 33% 25% 15% 0% 34%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +486.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +507.5%
Contains more Folate +100%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Star anise Turmeric Opinion
Net carbs 35.42g 44.44g Turmeric
Protein 17.6g 9.68g Star anise
Fats 15.9g 3.25g Star anise
Carbs 50.02g 67.14g Turmeric
Calories 337kcal 312kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.45g Turmeric
Sugar g 3.21g Star anise
Fiber 14.6g 22.7g Turmeric
Calcium 646mg 168mg Star anise
Iron 36.96mg 55mg Turmeric
Magnesium 170mg 208mg Turmeric
Phosphorus 440mg 299mg Star anise
Potassium 1441mg 2080mg Turmeric
Sodium 16mg 27mg Star anise
Zinc 5.3mg 4.5mg Star anise
Copper 0.91mg 1.3mg Turmeric
Vitamin A 311IU 0IU Star anise
Vitamin E mg 4.43mg Turmeric
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 0.7mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.34mg 0.058mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.15mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 3.06mg 1.35mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.797mg 0.542mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.65mg 0.107mg Star anise
Folate 10µg 20µg Turmeric
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 13.4µg Turmeric
Tryptophan mg 0.17mg Turmeric
Threonine mg 0.33mg Turmeric
Isoleucine mg 0.47mg Turmeric
Leucine mg 0.81mg Turmeric
Lysine mg 0.38mg Turmeric
Methionine mg 0.14mg Turmeric
Phenylalanine mg 0.53mg Turmeric
Valine mg 0.66mg Turmeric
Histidine mg 0.15mg Turmeric
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0.056g Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.586g 1.838g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78g 0.449g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15g 0.756g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Star anise Turmeric
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
23
Turmeric
Mineral Summary Score
308
Star anise
392
Turmeric

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
58%
Turmeric
Carbohydrates
50%
Star anise
67%
Turmeric
Fats
73%
Star anise
15%
Turmeric

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turmeric
Turmeric is lower in glycemic index (difference - 89)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.252g)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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)
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. Turmeric - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172231/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.