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Vanilla extract vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Vanilla extract and Star anise

  • Star anise has more Iron, Copper, Manganese, Calcium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Potassium, and Magnesium than Vanilla extract.
  • Star anise's daily need coverage for Iron is 461% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Vanilla extract 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 less Sodium -43.8%
Contains more Calcium +5772.7%
Contains more Iron +30700%
Contains more Magnesium +1316.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +7233.3%
Contains more Potassium +873.6%
Contains more Zinc +4718.2%
Contains more Copper +1163.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 5% 9% 3% 14% 2% 3% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Contains less Sodium -43.8%
Contains more Calcium +5772.7%
Contains more Iron +30700%
Contains more Magnesium +1316.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +7233.3%
Contains more Potassium +873.6%
Contains more Zinc +4718.2%
Contains more Copper +1163.9%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2990.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +205.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +620%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2177.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2400%
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% 3% 22% 8% 3% 6% 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 +2990.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +205.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +620%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2177.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2400%
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.
Vanilla extract Star anise
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Vanilla extract Star anise Opinion
Net carbs 12.65g 35.42g Star anise
Protein 0.06g 17.6g Star anise
Fats 0.06g 15.9g Star anise
Carbs 12.65g 50.02g Star anise
Calories 288kcal 337kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 12.65g g Star anise
Fiber 0g 14.6g Star anise
Calcium 11mg 646mg Star anise
Iron 0.12mg 36.96mg Star anise
Magnesium 12mg 170mg Star anise
Phosphorus 6mg 440mg Star anise
Potassium 148mg 1441mg Star anise
Sodium 9mg 16mg Vanilla extract
Zinc 0.11mg 5.3mg Star anise
Copper 0.072mg 0.91mg Star anise
Vitamin A 0IU 311IU Star anise
Vitamin E 0mg mg Vanilla extract
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 21mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.34mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.095mg 0.29mg Star anise
Vitamin B3 0.425mg 3.06mg Star anise
Vitamin B5 0.035mg 0.797mg Star anise
Vitamin B6 0.026mg 0.65mg Star anise
Folate 0µg 10µg Star anise
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Vanilla extract
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.586g Vanilla extract
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 9.78g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 0.004g 3.15g Star anise

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Vanilla extract 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
3
Vanilla extract
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
8
Vanilla extract
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%
Vanilla extract
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
13%
Vanilla extract
50%
Star anise
Fats
0%
Vanilla extract
73%
Star anise

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.576g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is lower in glycemic index (difference - 89)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.65g)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $4)
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. Vanilla extract - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173471/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.