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Basil vs. Honey — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Basil and Honey

  • The amount of Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, Calcium, Folate, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6 in Basil is higher than in Honey.
  • Basil covers your daily Vitamin K needs 346% more than Honey.

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

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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
8
:
1
Honey
Contains more Calcium +2850%
Contains more Iron +654.8%
Contains more Magnesium +3100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1300%
Contains more Potassium +467.3%
Contains more Zinc +268.2%
Contains more Copper +969.4%
Contains more Manganese +1335%
Contains more Selenium +166.7%
Equal in Sodium - 4
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% 16% 2% 2% 5% 1% 6% 12% 11% 5%
Contains more Calcium +2850%
Contains more Iron +654.8%
Contains more Magnesium +3100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1300%
Contains more Potassium +467.3%
Contains more Zinc +268.2%
Contains more Copper +969.4%
Contains more Manganese +1335%
Contains more Selenium +166.7%
Equal in Sodium - 4

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
Honey
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +3500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +645.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +207.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +545.8%
Contains more Folate +3300%
Contains more Choline +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 9% 3% 5% 6% 2% 0% 2% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +3500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +645.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +207.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +545.8%
Contains more Folate +3300%
Contains more Choline +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
4
:
1
Honey
Contains more Protein +950%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +438.4%
Contains more Other +650%
Contains more Carbs +3009.4%
3% 3% 92%
Protein: 3.15 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 2.65 g
Water: 92.06 g
Other: 1.5 g
82% 17%
Protein: 0.3 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 82.4 g
Water: 17.1 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Protein +950%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +438.4%
Contains more Other +650%
Contains more Carbs +3009.4%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
0
:
5
Honey
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +178650%
Contains more Fructose +204600%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +1048.1%
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
44% 50% 2% 4%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.89 g
Glucose: 35.75 g
Fructose: 40.94 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 1.44 g
Galactose: 3.1 g
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +178650%
Contains more Fructose +204600%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +1048.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Basil Honey Opinion
Net carbs 1.05g 82.2g Honey
Protein 3.15g 0.3g Basil
Fats 0.64g 0g Basil
Carbs 2.65g 82.4g Honey
Calories 23kcal 304kcal Honey
Fructose 0.02g 40.94g Honey
Sugar 0.3g 82.12g Basil
Fiber 1.6g 0.2g Basil
Calcium 177mg 6mg Basil
Iron 3.17mg 0.42mg Basil
Magnesium 64mg 2mg Basil
Phosphorus 56mg 4mg Basil
Potassium 295mg 52mg Basil
Sodium 4mg 4mg
Zinc 0.81mg 0.22mg Basil
Copper 0.385mg 0.036mg Basil
Manganese 1.148mg 0.08mg Basil
Selenium 0.3µg 0.8µg Honey
Vitamin A 5275IU 0IU Basil
Vitamin A RAE 264µg 0µg Basil
Vitamin E 0.8mg 0mg Basil
Vitamin C 18mg 0.5mg Basil
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0mg Basil
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 0.038mg Basil
Vitamin B3 0.902mg 0.121mg Basil
Vitamin B5 0.209mg 0.068mg Basil
Vitamin B6 0.155mg 0.024mg Basil
Folate 68µg 2µg Basil
Choline 11.4mg 2.2mg Basil
Vitamin K 414.8µg 0µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.039mg 0.004mg Basil
Threonine 0.104mg 0.004mg Basil
Isoleucine 0.104mg 0.008mg Basil
Leucine 0.191mg 0.01mg Basil
Lysine 0.11mg 0.008mg Basil
Methionine 0.036mg 0.001mg Basil
Phenylalanine 0.13mg 0.011mg Basil
Valine 0.127mg 0.009mg Basil
Histidine 0.051mg 0.001mg Basil
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0g Honey
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 0g Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389g 0g Basil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Basil Honey
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
2%
Honey
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
Basil
6%
Honey

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Honey
Honey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Honey
Honey is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 81.82g)
Which food is cheaper?
Basil
Basil is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (4 mg)
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. Honey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169640/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.