Spices, anise seed

KetoNumber® (100g): 21.5 points
Weight loss (63/100)
Fiber (100/100)
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Macronutrients ratio per 100g (384 calories)

Let’s take a look at the macronutrient profile of "Spices, anise seed" in USDA database. The graph above shows the breakdown by carbs, protein, fat, and fiber.

This food is not optimal for weight loss

Energy density is one of the main indicators of whether food is great for weight loss or not.

The energy density of "Spices, anise seed" is 3.37 which makes it a medium energy density food.

energy density 3.37 per gram

37%
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How nutritious is this food?

People ask this question all the time…

Is this food good for me or not?

Well, we can calculate the nutritiousness of foods based on the nutrient density of individual nutrients.

What a heck is nutrient density?

It is a score that tells us how much of essential minerals, vitamins, aminos acids, and fatty acids are packed per calorie and per gram.

Simple, right…

If you want to get in the weeds of things where we explain what nutrients account as essential or the exact calculation that we use for nutrient density, then come over here for the science.

Okay… So is “Spices, anise seed” good for me?

Nutrient Density per calorie of this food puts it at 26/100.

nutrient density per calorie score

26%
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This is a low score if you are trying focus on getting most of the neccessary nutrients in your diet and not consume tons of calories.

Nutrients as % of Recommended Daily Intake per 100 cals

On the other hand, nutrient density per gram of this food puts it at 54/100

nutrient density per gram score

54%
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This is a good score if you are trying focus on maintaining weight or bulking and getting all neccessary nutrients.

Nutrients as % of Recommended Daily Intake per 100 grams

In comparison to other foods “Spices, anise seed” is a great source of these micronutrients per calorie: Iron.

And not a great source of: Vitamin D, Omega-3, Vitamin B-12, Sodium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Pantothenic acid (B5), Niacin (B3), Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Vitamin C.

We created a complementary food list that will emphasis top 10 nutrients that this food is lacking.

Complementary Food List

This food is insulinogenic with high insulin load.

What a heck is insulinogenic and insulin load?

Insulinogenic formula determines the percentage of calories in the food that could raise your insulin levels.

At the same time, insulin load formula determines the number of grams in the food that could raise your insulin levels.

"Spices, anise seed" contains 47% of insulinogenic calories.

That means if you are planning to eat a lot of calories from "Spices, anise seed" that might not be a good food choice to control your insulin levels.

Could you consume a lot calories with "Spices, anise seed"? You decide from the calculation below.

In 100 grams of "Spices, anise seed" there are 384 calories.

It will take 156 grams (~0 pounds) to consume 600 calories of "Spices, anise seed"

If that sounds reasonable to you then take a look where this food falls in terms of insulinogenic calories.

47% of insulinogenic calories

47%
therapeutic keto
nutritional keto
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On the other hand, the insulin load of "Spices, anise seed" is 45.28.

That means if you are planning to eat a lot of "Spices, anise seed" by weight that might not be a good food choice to control your insulin levels.

In 100 grams of "Spices, anise seed" there are 384 calories.

insulin load 45.28 grams

45.28%
keto
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healthy

On the other hand, if you are trying to develop muscles and increase athletic performance this might not be a great food to eat.

This food is a good source of fiber.

Fiber is indigestible carbohydrates. It plays an important role in weight management and our gut microbiome by reduced amounts of inflammatory markers.

"Spices, anise seed" has 14.60g of fiber per 100 grams