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Basil vs. Milk — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Basil and Milk?

  • Basil is richer in Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, Folate, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, yet Milk is richer in Vitamin B12.
  • Basil's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 346% higher.

We used Basil, fresh and Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D types in this comparison.

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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
:
2
Milk
Contains more Calcium +41.6%
Contains more Iron +10466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +481.8%
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Zinc +92.9%
Contains more Copper +3750%
Contains more Manganese +38166.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.6%
Contains more Selenium +1000%
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 38% 2% 8% 41% 14% 6% 12% 4% 1% 18%
Contains more Calcium +41.6%
Contains more Iron +10466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +481.8%
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Zinc +92.9%
Contains more Copper +3750%
Contains more Manganese +38166.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.6%
Contains more Selenium +1000%

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
8
:
5
Milk
Contains more Vitamin A +2591.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +7900%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +869.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +318.9%
Contains more Folate +1260%
Contains more Vitamin K +414700%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +55.3%
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 12% 1% 36% 0% 5% 43% 2% 22% 9% 4% 59% 10% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2591.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +7900%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +869.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +318.9%
Contains more Folate +1260%
Contains more Vitamin K +414700%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +55.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
2
:
3
Milk
Contains more Other +100%
Contains more Fats +51.6%
Contains more Carbs +88.3%
Equal in Protein - 3.37
Equal in Water - 89.92
3% 3% 92%
Protein: 3.15 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 2.65 g
Water: 92.06 g
Other: 1.5 g
3% 5% 90%
Protein: 3.37 g
Fats: 0.97 g
Carbs: 4.99 g
Water: 89.92 g
Other: 0.75 g
Contains more Other +100%
Contains more Fats +51.6%
Contains more Carbs +88.3%
Equal in Protein - 3.37
Equal in Water - 89.92

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
2
:
1
Milk
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1011.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +214.8%
8% 17% 75%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.088 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.389 g
67% 29% 4%
Saturated Fat: 0.633 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.277 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.035 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1011.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +214.8%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
3
:
1
Milk
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
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
100%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 5.2 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
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 Milk
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 ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Basil Milk Opinion
Net carbs 1.05g 4.99g Milk
Protein 3.15g 3.37g Milk
Fats 0.64g 0.97g Milk
Carbs 2.65g 4.99g Milk
Calories 23kcal 42kcal Milk
Fructose 0.02g 0g Basil
Sugar 0.3g 5.2g Basil
Fiber 1.6g 0g Basil
Calcium 177mg 125mg Basil
Iron 3.17mg 0.03mg Basil
Magnesium 64mg 11mg Basil
Phosphorus 56mg 95mg Milk
Potassium 295mg 150mg Basil
Sodium 4mg 44mg Basil
Zinc 0.81mg 0.42mg Basil
Copper 0.385mg 0.01mg Basil
Manganese 1.148mg 0.003mg Basil
Selenium 0.3µg 3.3µg Milk
Vitamin A 5275IU 196IU Basil
Vitamin A RAE 264µg 58µg Basil
Vitamin E 0.8mg 0.01mg Basil
Vitamin D 0IU 48IU Milk
Vitamin D 0µg 1.2µg Milk
Vitamin C 18mg 0mg Basil
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.02mg Basil
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 0.185mg Milk
Vitamin B3 0.902mg 0.093mg Basil
Vitamin B5 0.209mg 0.361mg Milk
Vitamin B6 0.155mg 0.037mg Basil
Folate 68µg 5µg Basil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.47µg Milk
Choline 11.4mg 17.7mg Milk
Vitamin K 414.8µg 0.1µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.039mg 0.043mg Milk
Threonine 0.104mg 0.143mg Milk
Isoleucine 0.104mg 0.174mg Milk
Leucine 0.191mg 0.319mg Milk
Lysine 0.11mg 0.282mg Milk
Methionine 0.036mg 0.088mg Milk
Phenylalanine 0.13mg 0.174mg Milk
Valine 0.127mg 0.22mg Milk
Histidine 0.051mg 0.101mg Milk
Cholesterol 0mg 5mg Basil
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.633g Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 0.277g Milk
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389g 0.035g Basil
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.027g Milk
Omega-3 - ALA 0.004g Milk

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Basil Milk
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
15%
Milk
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
Basil
14%
Milk

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Milk
Milk is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Basil
Basil is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.592g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Basil
Basil is relatively richer in minerals
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. Milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170872/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.