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Basil vs Cardamom - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Basil and Cardamom

  • The amount of Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin A RAE, Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1 in Cardamom is higher than in Basil.
  • Cardamom covers your daily Manganese needs 1167% more than Basil.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Basil, fresh and Spices, cardamom.

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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
Basil
2
:
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Calcium +116.4%
Contains more Iron +340.7%
Contains more Magnesium +257.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +217.9%
Contains more Potassium +279.3%
Contains more Zinc +822.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.383
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 524% 164% 77% 99% 3% 204% 128%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Calcium +116.4%
Contains more Iron +340.7%
Contains more Magnesium +257.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +217.9%
Contains more Potassium +279.3%
Contains more Zinc +822.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.383

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +482.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 317% 16% 0% 60% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 51% 0% 1037%
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% 70% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +482.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.4%

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.
Basil Cardamom
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Basil Cardamom Opinion
Net carbs 1.05g 40.47g Cardamom
Protein 3.15g 10.76g Cardamom
Fats 0.64g 6.7g Cardamom
Carbs 2.65g 68.47g Cardamom
Calories 23kcal 311kcal Cardamom
Starch g g
Fructose 0.02g g Basil
Sugar 0.3g g Cardamom
Fiber 1.6g 28g Cardamom
Calcium 177mg 383mg Cardamom
Iron 3.17mg 13.97mg Cardamom
Magnesium 64mg 229mg Cardamom
Phosphorus 56mg 178mg Cardamom
Potassium 295mg 1119mg Cardamom
Sodium 4mg 18mg Basil
Zinc 0.81mg 7.47mg Cardamom
Copper 0.385mg 0.383mg Basil
Vitamin A 5275IU 0IU Basil
Vitamin E 0.8mg mg Basil
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 18mg 21mg Cardamom
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.198mg Cardamom
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 0.182mg Cardamom
Vitamin B3 0.902mg 1.102mg Cardamom
Vitamin B5 0.209mg mg Basil
Vitamin B6 0.155mg 0.23mg Cardamom
Folate 68µg µg Basil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 414.8µg µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.039mg mg Basil
Threonine 0.104mg mg Basil
Isoleucine 0.104mg mg Basil
Leucine 0.191mg mg Basil
Lysine 0.11mg mg Basil
Methionine 0.036mg mg Basil
Phenylalanine 0.13mg mg Basil
Valine 0.127mg mg Basil
Histidine 0.051mg mg Basil
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.68g Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 0.87g Cardamom
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389g 0.43g Cardamom

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Basil Cardamom
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
131
Basil
20
Cardamom
Mineral Summary Score
52
Basil
164
Cardamom

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
19%
Basil
65%
Cardamom
Carbohydrates
3%
Basil
68%
Cardamom
Fats
3%
Basil
31%
Cardamom

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cardamom
Cardamom is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.639g)
Which food is cheaper?
Basil
Basil is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
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

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. Basil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/nutrients
  2. Cardamom - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170919/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.