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Basil vs. Plum — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Basil and Plum

  • Plum has less Vitamin K, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, Folate, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C than Basil.
  • Basil covers your daily need of Vitamin K 340% more than Plum.
  • Basil has 30 times more Calcium than Plum. While Basil has 177mg of Calcium, Plum has only 6mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Basil, fresh and Plums, raw.

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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
9
:
1
Plum
Contains more Calcium +2850%
Contains more Iron +1764.7%
Contains more Magnesium +814.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%
Contains more Potassium +87.9%
Contains more Zinc +710%
Contains more Copper +575.4%
Contains more Manganese +2107.7%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
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 2% 7% 5% 7% 14% 0% 3% 19% 7% 0%
Contains more Calcium +2850%
Contains more Iron +1764.7%
Contains more Magnesium +814.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%
Contains more Potassium +87.9%
Contains more Zinc +710%
Contains more Copper +575.4%
Contains more Manganese +2107.7%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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
11
:
0
Plum
Contains more Vitamin A +1429%
Contains more Vitamin E +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +192.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +434.5%
Contains more Folate +1260%
Contains more Choline +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +6381.3%
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 21% 6% 0% 32% 7% 6% 8% 9% 7% 4% 0% 2% 16%
Contains more Vitamin A +1429%
Contains more Vitamin E +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +192.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +434.5%
Contains more Folate +1260%
Contains more Choline +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +6381.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
4
:
1
Plum
Contains more Protein +350%
Contains more Fats +128.6%
Contains more Other +305.4%
Contains more Carbs +330.9%
Equal in Water - 87.23
3% 3% 92%
Protein: 3.15 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 2.65 g
Water: 92.06 g
Other: 1.5 g
11% 87%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.28 g
Carbs: 11.42 g
Water: 87.23 g
Other: 0.37 g
Contains more Protein +350%
Contains more Fats +128.6%
Contains more Other +305.4%
Contains more Carbs +330.9%
Equal in Water - 87.23

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
1
:
2
Plum
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +784.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +52.3%
8% 17% 75%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.088 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.389 g
9% 69% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.017 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.134 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.044 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +784.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +52.3%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
1
:
4
Plum
Contains more Galactose +92.9%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +25250%
Contains more Fructose +15250%
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
16% 51% 31%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 1.57 g
Glucose: 5.07 g
Fructose: 3.07 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.08 g
Galactose: 0.14 g
Contains more Galactose +92.9%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +25250%
Contains more Fructose +15250%
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 Plum
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Basil Plum Opinion
Net carbs 1.05g 10.02g Plum
Protein 3.15g 0.7g Basil
Fats 0.64g 0.28g Basil
Carbs 2.65g 11.42g Plum
Calories 23kcal 46kcal Plum
Fructose 0.02g 3.07g Plum
Sugar 0.3g 9.92g Basil
Fiber 1.6g 1.4g Basil
Calcium 177mg 6mg Basil
Iron 3.17mg 0.17mg Basil
Magnesium 64mg 7mg Basil
Phosphorus 56mg 16mg Basil
Potassium 295mg 157mg Basil
Sodium 4mg 0mg Plum
Zinc 0.81mg 0.1mg Basil
Copper 0.385mg 0.057mg Basil
Manganese 1.148mg 0.052mg Basil
Selenium 0.3µg 0µg Basil
Vitamin A 5275IU 345IU Basil
Vitamin A RAE 264µg 17µg Basil
Vitamin E 0.8mg 0.26mg Basil
Vitamin C 18mg 9.5mg Basil
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.028mg Basil
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 0.026mg Basil
Vitamin B3 0.902mg 0.417mg Basil
Vitamin B5 0.209mg 0.135mg Basil
Vitamin B6 0.155mg 0.029mg Basil
Folate 68µg 5µg Basil
Choline 11.4mg 1.9mg Basil
Vitamin K 414.8µg 6.4µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.039mg 0.009mg Basil
Threonine 0.104mg 0.01mg Basil
Isoleucine 0.104mg 0.014mg Basil
Leucine 0.191mg 0.015mg Basil
Lysine 0.11mg 0.016mg Basil
Methionine 0.036mg 0.008mg Basil
Phenylalanine 0.13mg 0.014mg Basil
Valine 0.127mg 0.016mg Basil
Histidine 0.051mg 0.009mg Basil
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.017g Plum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 0.134g Plum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389g 0.044g Basil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Basil Plum
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
9%
Plum
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
Basil
6%
Plum

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Plum
Plum contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Plum
Plum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Plum
Plum is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Plum
Plum is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.62g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Basil
Basil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Basil
Basil is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Plum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169949/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.