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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, 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 Iron +340.7%
Contains more Calcium +116.4%
Contains more Potassium +279.3%
Contains more Magnesium +257.8%
Contains more Zinc +822.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +217.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.383
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 119% 54% 27% 46% 129% 23% 24% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 524% 115% 99% 164% 128% 204% 77% 3%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Iron +340.7%
Contains more Calcium +116.4%
Contains more Potassium +279.3%
Contains more Magnesium +257.8%
Contains more Zinc +822.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +217.9%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 60% 317% 16% 0% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 0% 1037% 51%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 70% 0% 0% 0% 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%

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 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

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Basil Cardamom
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Basil Cardamom Opinion
Calories 23 311 Cardamom
Protein 3.15 10.76 Cardamom
Fats 0.64 6.7 Cardamom
Vitamin C 18 21 Cardamom
Carbs 2.65 68.47 Cardamom
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.17 13.97 Cardamom
Calcium 177 383 Cardamom
Potassium 295 1119 Cardamom
Magnesium 64 229 Cardamom
Sugar 0.3 Cardamom
Fiber 1.6 28 Cardamom
Copper 0.385 0.383 Basil
Zinc 0.81 7.47 Cardamom
Starch
Phosphorus 56 178 Cardamom
Sodium 4 18 Basil
Vitamin A 5275 0 Basil
Vitamin E 0.8 Basil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.034 0.198 Cardamom
Vitamin B2 0.076 0.182 Cardamom
Vitamin B3 0.902 1.102 Cardamom
Vitamin B5 0.209 Basil
Vitamin B6 0.155 0.23 Cardamom
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 414.8 Basil
Folate 68 Basil
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.68 Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088 0.87 Cardamom
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389 0.43 Cardamom
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
Fructose 0.02 Basil

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.