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Arugula vs Basil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Basil
Basil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.045g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Basil
Basil contains less Sugars (difference - 1.75g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arugula
Arugula is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Arugula
Arugula is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Arugula Basil
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Arugula Basil
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
57
Arugula
170
Basil
Mineral Summary Score
22
Arugula
34
Basil

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
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Basil
Contains more Potassium +25.1%
Contains more Iron +117.1%
Contains more Calcium +10.6%
Contains more Magnesium +36.2%
Contains more Copper +406.6%
Contains more Zinc +72.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 56
Contains more Potassium +25.1%
Contains more Iron +117.1%
Contains more Calcium +10.6%
Contains more Magnesium +36.2%
Contains more Copper +406.6%
Contains more Zinc +72.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 56

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
:
6
Basil
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +122.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +86%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +282%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +122.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +86%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +282%

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 the food
Protein
15%
Arugula
19%
Basil
Carbohydrates
4%
Arugula
3%
Basil
Fats
3%
Arugula
3%
Basil

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Arugula Basil Opinion
Calories 25 23 Arugula
Protein 2.58 3.15 Basil
Fats 0.66 0.64 Arugula
Vitamin C 15 18 Basil
Carbs 3.65 2.65 Arugula
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.46 3.17 Basil
Calcium 160 177 Basil
Potassium 369 295 Arugula
Magnesium 47 64 Basil
Sugars 2.05 0.3 Arugula
Fiber 1.6 1.6
Copper 0.076 0.385 Basil
Zinc 0.47 0.81 Basil
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Phosphorus 52 56 Basil
Sodium 27 4 Basil
Vitamin A 2373 5275 Basil
Vitamin E 0.43 0.8 Basil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.034 Arugula
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.076 Arugula
Vitamin B3 0.305 0.902 Basil
Vitamin B5 0.437 0.209 Arugula
Vitamin B6 0.073 0.155 Basil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 108.6 414.8 Basil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.086 0.041 Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.049 0.088 Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.319 0.389 Basil
Tryptophan 0.039 Basil
Threonine 0.104 Basil
Isoleucine 0.104 Basil
Leucine 0.191 Basil
Lysine 0.11 Basil
Methionine 0.036 Basil
Phenylalanine 0.13 Basil
Valine 0.127 Basil
Histidine 0.051 Basil
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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