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

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 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%
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%
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 Folate +100%
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%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turmeric 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
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

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. 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.