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Turmeric vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Turmeric and Star anise

  • Turmeric has more Manganese, Iron, Copper, Fiber, and Potassium, however Star anise is higher in Calcium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, and Phosphorus.
  • Turmeric covers your daily Manganese needs 761% more than Star anise.
  • Star anise contains 2 times less Fiber than Turmeric. Turmeric contains 22.7g of Fiber, while Star anise contains 14.6g.

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

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

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 Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +2900%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 0% 89% 0% 15% 35% 26% 33% 25% 0% 34% 15%
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 Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +2900%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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%

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
23
Turmeric
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
392
Turmeric
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
58%
Turmeric
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
67%
Turmeric
50%
Star anise
Fats
15%
Turmeric
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.
Turmeric Star anise
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
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Turmeric 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 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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. Turmeric - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172231/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.