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Table salt vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Table salt and Star anise different?

  • Star anise has more Iron, Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Potassium than Table salt.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Table salt is 1684% higher.
  • Star anise has less Sodium.

Salt, table and Spices, anise seed 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 8% 13% 1% 0% 1% 5056% 3% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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 19% 0% 0% 70% 86% 67% 58% 48% 150% 8% 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.
Table salt Star anise
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 Table salt Star anise Opinion
Net carbs 0g 35.42g Star anise
Protein 0g 17.6g Star anise
Fats 0g 15.9g Star anise
Carbs 0g 50.02g Star anise
Calories 0kcal 337kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Star anise
Fiber 0g 14.6g Star anise
Calcium 24mg 646mg Star anise
Iron 0.33mg 36.96mg Star anise
Magnesium 1mg 170mg Star anise
Phosphorus 0mg 440mg Star anise
Potassium 8mg 1441mg Star anise
Sodium 38758mg 16mg Star anise
Zinc 0.1mg 5.3mg Star anise
Copper 0.03mg 0.91mg Star anise
Vitamin A 0IU 311IU Star anise
Vitamin E 0mg mg Table salt
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 21mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.34mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.29mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 0mg 3.06mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.797mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.65mg Star anise
Folate 0µg 10µg Star anise
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Table salt
Tryptophan 0mg mg Table salt
Threonine 0mg mg Table salt
Isoleucine 0mg mg Table salt
Leucine 0mg mg Table salt
Lysine 0mg mg Table salt
Methionine 0mg mg Table salt
Phenylalanine 0mg mg Table salt
Valine 0mg mg Table salt
Histidine 0mg mg Table salt
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Star anise
Saturated Fat 0g 0.586g Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 9.78g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 3.15g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Table salt Star anise
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
0
Table salt
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
636
Table salt
308
Star anise

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
0%
Table salt
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
0%
Table salt
50%
Star anise
Fats
0%
Table salt
73%
Star anise

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. Table salt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173468/nutrients
  2. Star anise - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171316/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.