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Basil vs Lettuce - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Lettuce
Lettuce is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Basil
Basil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Basil
Basil contains less Sugars (difference - 0.48g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
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.
Basil Lettuce
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium 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
Basil Lettuce
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
170
Basil
85
Lettuce
Mineral Summary Score
34
Basil
9
Lettuce

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
Basil
8
:
Contains more Iron +268.6%
Contains more Calcium +391.7%
Contains more Potassium +52.1%
Contains more Magnesium +392.3%
Contains more Copper +1227.6%
Contains more Zinc +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.1%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Iron +268.6%
Contains more Calcium +391.7%
Contains more Potassium +52.1%
Contains more Magnesium +392.3%
Contains more Copper +1227.6%
Contains more Zinc +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.1%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%

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
Basil
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +140.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +228.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +105.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.08
Contains more Vitamin C +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +140.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +228.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +105.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.08

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
19%
Basil
8%
Lettuce
Carbohydrates
3%
Basil
3%
Lettuce
Fats
3%
Basil
1%
Lettuce

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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 Basil Lettuce Opinion
Calories 23 15 Basil
Protein 3.15 1.36 Basil
Fats 0.64 0.15 Basil
Vitamin C 18 9.2 Basil
Carbs 2.65 2.87 Lettuce
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.17 0.86 Basil
Calcium 177 36 Basil
Potassium 295 194 Basil
Magnesium 64 13 Basil
Sugars 0.3 0.78 Lettuce
Fiber 1.6 1.3 Basil
Copper 0.385 0.029 Basil
Zinc 0.81 0.18 Basil
Starch 0 Lettuce
Phosphorus 56 29 Basil
Sodium 4 28 Basil
Vitamin A 5275 7405 Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.8 0.22 Basil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.034 0.07 Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.076 0.08 Lettuce
Vitamin B3 0.902 0.375 Basil
Vitamin B5 0.209 0.134 Basil
Vitamin B6 0.155 0.09 Basil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 414.8 126.3 Basil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.02 Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088 0.006 Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389 0.082 Basil
Tryptophan 0.039 0.009 Basil
Threonine 0.104 0.059 Basil
Isoleucine 0.104 0.084 Basil
Leucine 0.191 0.079 Basil
Lysine 0.11 0.084 Basil
Methionine 0.036 0.016 Basil
Phenylalanine 0.13 0.055 Basil
Valine 0.127 0.07 Basil
Histidine 0.051 0.022 Basil
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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