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Basil vs. Almond — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Basil and Almond

  • Basil has more Vitamin K, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Almond is higher in Vitamin E , Vitamin B2, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Fiber, and Zinc.
  • Basil covers your daily Vitamin K needs 346% more than Almond.

Food varieties used in this article are Basil, fresh and Nuts, almonds.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Basil
0
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10
Almond
Contains more Calcium +52%
Contains more Iron +17%
Contains more Magnesium +321.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +758.9%
Contains more Potassium +148.5%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +285.2%
Contains more Copper +167.8%
Contains more Manganese +89.8%
Contains more Selenium +1266.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129% 150% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 81% 140% 193% 207% 65% 1% 86% 344% 285% 23%
Contains more Calcium +52%
Contains more Iron +17%
Contains more Magnesium +321.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +758.9%
Contains more Potassium +148.5%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +285.2%
Contains more Copper +167.8%
Contains more Manganese +89.8%
Contains more Selenium +1266.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Basil
5
:
6
Almond
Contains more Vitamin A +263650%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.1%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +3103.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +502.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1397.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +301.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.4%
Contains more Choline +357%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 317% 16% 0% 60% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 51% 0% 7% 1037%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 513% 0% 0% 52% 263% 68% 29% 32% 33% 0% 29% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +263650%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.1%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +3103.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +502.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1397.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +301.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.4%
Contains more Choline +357%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
1
:
4
Almond
Contains more Water +1987.5%
Contains more Protein +571.4%
Contains more Fats +7701.6%
Contains more Carbs +713.2%
Contains more Other +97.3%
3% 3% 92%
Protein: 3.15 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 2.65 g
Water: 92.06 g
Other: 1.5 g
21% 50% 22% 4% 3%
Protein: 21.15 g
Fats: 49.93 g
Carbs: 21.55 g
Water: 4.41 g
Other: 2.96 g
Contains more Water +1987.5%
Contains more Protein +571.4%
Contains more Fats +7701.6%
Contains more Carbs +713.2%
Contains more Other +97.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
1
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2
Almond
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +35753.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3069.4%
8% 17% 75%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.088 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.389 g
8% 66% 26%
Saturated Fat: 3.802 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 31.551 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 12.329 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +35753.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3069.4%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
1
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5
Almond
Contains more Galactose +285.7%
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +750%
Contains more Fructose +450%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
6% 6% 87%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0.02 g
Fructose: 0.02 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.27 g
14% 78% 3% 2%
Starch: 0.72 g
Sucrose: 3.95 g
Glucose: 0.17 g
Fructose: 0.11 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.04 g
Galactose: 0.07 g
Contains more Galactose +285.7%
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +750%
Contains more Fructose +450%
Contains more Maltose +∞%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Basil Almond
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Basil Almond Opinion
Net carbs 1.05g 9.05g Almond
Protein 3.15g 21.15g Almond
Fats 0.64g 49.93g Almond
Carbs 2.65g 21.55g Almond
Calories 23kcal 579kcal Almond
Starch 0.72g Almond
Fructose 0.02g 0.11g Almond
Sugar 0.3g 4.35g Basil
Fiber 1.6g 12.5g Almond
Calcium 177mg 269mg Almond
Iron 3.17mg 3.71mg Almond
Magnesium 64mg 270mg Almond
Phosphorus 56mg 481mg Almond
Potassium 295mg 733mg Almond
Sodium 4mg 1mg Almond
Zinc 0.81mg 3.12mg Almond
Copper 0.385mg 1.031mg Almond
Manganese 1.148mg 2.179mg Almond
Selenium 0.3µg 4.1µg Almond
Vitamin A 5275IU 2IU Basil
Vitamin A RAE 264µg 0µg Basil
Vitamin E 0.8mg 25.63mg Almond
Vitamin C 18mg 0mg Basil
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.205mg Almond
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 1.138mg Almond
Vitamin B3 0.902mg 3.618mg Almond
Vitamin B5 0.209mg 0.471mg Almond
Vitamin B6 0.155mg 0.137mg Basil
Folate 68µg 44µg Basil
Choline 11.4mg 52.1mg Almond
Vitamin K 414.8µg 0µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.039mg 0.211mg Almond
Threonine 0.104mg 0.601mg Almond
Isoleucine 0.104mg 0.751mg Almond
Leucine 0.191mg 1.473mg Almond
Lysine 0.11mg 0.568mg Almond
Methionine 0.036mg 0.157mg Almond
Phenylalanine 0.13mg 1.132mg Almond
Valine 0.127mg 0.855mg Almond
Histidine 0.051mg 0.539mg Almond
Trans Fat 0g 0.015g Basil
Saturated Fat 0.041g 3.802g Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 31.551g Almond
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389g 12.329g Almond
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Almond
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 12.32g Almond
Omega-3 - ALA 0.003g Almond

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Basil Almond
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
121%
Basil
78%
Almond
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
Basil
142%
Almond

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.05g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.761g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Almond
Almond contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Almond
Almond is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Almond
Almond is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Almond
Almond is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Basil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/nutrients
  2. Almond - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170567/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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