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Basil vs. Cheddar Cheese — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Basil and Cheddar Cheese

  • Basil has more Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, and Iron, however, Cheddar Cheese is higher in Phosphorus, Calcium, Selenium, and Vitamin B12.
  • Basil covers your daily need of Vitamin K 344% more than Cheddar Cheese.
  • Basil has 43 times more Manganese than Cheddar Cheese. While Basil has 1.148mg of Manganese, Cheddar Cheese has only 0.027mg.
  • Basil has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Basil, fresh and Cheese, cheddar.

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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.
Contains more Iron +2164.3%
Contains more Magnesium +137%
Contains more Potassium +288.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Copper +1183.3%
Contains more Manganese +4151.9%
Contains more Calcium +301.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +712.5%
Contains more Zinc +349.4%
Contains more Selenium +9400%
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 213% 6% 20% 195% 7% 86% 100% 10% 4% 156%
Contains more Iron +2164.3%
Contains more Magnesium +137%
Contains more Potassium +288.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Copper +1183.3%
Contains more Manganese +4151.9%
Contains more Calcium +301.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +712.5%
Contains more Zinc +349.4%
Contains more Selenium +9400%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +324.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1428.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +134.8%
Contains more Folate +151.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +17183.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +463.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +44.7%
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 75% 15% 18% 0% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 21% 138% 9% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +324.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1428.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +134.8%
Contains more Folate +151.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +17183.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +463.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +44.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +148.7%
Contains more Protein +626%
Contains more Fats +5104.7%
Contains more Carbs +16.6%
Contains more Other +147.3%
3% 3% 92%
Protein: 3.15 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 2.65 g
Water: 92.06 g
Other: 1.5 g
23% 33% 3% 37% 4%
Protein: 22.87 g
Fats: 33.31 g
Carbs: 3.09 g
Water: 37.02 g
Other: 3.71 g
Contains more Water +148.7%
Contains more Protein +626%
Contains more Fats +5104.7%
Contains more Carbs +16.6%
Contains more Other +147.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +10406.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +265.3%
8% 17% 75%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.088 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.389 g
64% 31% 5%
Saturated Fat: 18.867 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.246 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.421 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +10406.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +265.3%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +170%
Contains more Glucose +1200%
Contains more Lactose +∞%
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
54% 25% 21%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0.26 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 0.12 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.1 g
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +170%
Contains more Glucose +1200%
Contains more Lactose +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Basil Cheddar Cheese Opinion
Net carbs 1.05g 3.09g Cheddar Cheese
Protein 3.15g 22.87g Cheddar Cheese
Fats 0.64g 33.31g Cheddar Cheese
Carbs 2.65g 3.09g Cheddar Cheese
Calories 23kcal 404kcal Cheddar Cheese
Fructose 0.02g 0g Basil
Sugar 0.3g 0.48g Basil
Fiber 1.6g 0g Basil
Calcium 177mg 710mg Cheddar Cheese
Iron 3.17mg 0.14mg Basil
Magnesium 64mg 27mg Basil
Phosphorus 56mg 455mg Cheddar Cheese
Potassium 295mg 76mg Basil
Sodium 4mg 653mg Basil
Zinc 0.81mg 3.64mg Cheddar Cheese
Copper 0.385mg 0.03mg Basil
Manganese 1.148mg 0.027mg Basil
Selenium 0.3µg 28.5µg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin A 5275IU 1242IU Basil
Vitamin A RAE 264µg 330µg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin E 0.8mg 0.71mg Basil
Vitamin D 0IU 24IU Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin D 0µg 0.6µg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin C 18mg 0mg Basil
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.029mg Basil
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 0.428mg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin B3 0.902mg 0.059mg Basil
Vitamin B5 0.209mg 0.41mg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin B6 0.155mg 0.066mg Basil
Folate 68µg 27µg Basil
Vitamin B12 0µg 1.1µg Cheddar Cheese
Choline 11.4mg 16.5mg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin K 414.8µg 2.4µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.039mg 0.547mg Cheddar Cheese
Threonine 0.104mg 1.044mg Cheddar Cheese
Isoleucine 0.104mg 1.206mg Cheddar Cheese
Leucine 0.191mg 1.939mg Cheddar Cheese
Lysine 0.11mg 1.025mg Cheddar Cheese
Methionine 0.036mg 0.547mg Cheddar Cheese
Phenylalanine 0.13mg 1.074mg Cheddar Cheese
Valine 0.127mg 1.404mg Cheddar Cheese
Histidine 0.051mg 0.547mg Cheddar Cheese
Cholesterol 0mg 99mg Basil
Trans Fat 0g 0.917g Basil
Saturated Fat 0.041g 18.867g Basil
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.001g Cheddar Cheese
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Cheddar Cheese
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.017g Cheddar Cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 9.246g Cheddar Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389g 1.421g Cheddar Cheese
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.007g Cheddar Cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Basil Cheddar Cheese
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
33%
Cheddar Cheese
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
Basil
79%
Cheddar Cheese

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar Cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar Cheese is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 649mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Basil
Basil is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 99mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.826g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Cheddar Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/nutrients

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

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