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

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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

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is better in case of low diet
Table salt Star anise
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.586g)
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)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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