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Basil vs. Miso — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Basil and Miso?

  • Basil is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, Manganese, and Folate, yet Miso is richer in Zinc, Fiber, Phosphorus, and Selenium.
  • Basil's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 321% higher.
  • Basil contains less Sodium.

We used Basil, fresh and Miso 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
6
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4
Miso
Contains more Calcium +210.5%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +40.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Manganese +33.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.9%
Contains more Zinc +216%
Contains more Selenium +2233.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.42
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 18% 94% 35% 69% 19% 487% 70% 140% 113% 39%
Contains more Calcium +210.5%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +40.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Manganese +33.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.9%
Contains more Zinc +216%
Contains more Selenium +2233.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.42

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
5
:
7
Miso
Contains more Vitamin A +5963.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +7900%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +257.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1315.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +533.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.906
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 6% 1% 0% 0% 25% 54% 17% 21% 46% 15% 10% 40% 74%
Contains more Vitamin A +5963.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +7900%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +257.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1315.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +533.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.906

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
1
:
4
Miso
Contains more Water +114%
Contains more Protein +306%
Contains more Fats +839.1%
Contains more Carbs +857.4%
Contains more Other +754%
3% 3% 92%
Protein: 3.15 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 2.65 g
Water: 92.06 g
Other: 1.5 g
13% 6% 25% 43% 13%
Protein: 12.79 g
Fats: 6.01 g
Carbs: 25.37 g
Water: 43.02 g
Other: 12.81 g
Contains more Water +114%
Contains more Protein +306%
Contains more Fats +839.1%
Contains more Carbs +857.4%
Contains more Other +754%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
1
:
2
Miso
Contains less Saturated Fat -96%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1170.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +641.4%
8% 17% 75%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.088 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.389 g
20% 22% 57%
Saturated Fat: 1.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.118 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.884 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -96%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1170.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +641.4%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
2
:
2
Miso
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +29900%
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
97% 3%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0 g
Fructose: 6 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.2 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +29900%
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 Miso
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Basil Miso Opinion
Net carbs 1.05g 19.97g Miso
Protein 3.15g 12.79g Miso
Fats 0.64g 6.01g Miso
Carbs 2.65g 25.37g Miso
Calories 23kcal 198kcal Miso
Fructose 0.02g 6g Miso
Sugar 0.3g 6.2g Basil
Fiber 1.6g 5.4g Miso
Calcium 177mg 57mg Basil
Iron 3.17mg 2.49mg Basil
Magnesium 64mg 48mg Basil
Phosphorus 56mg 159mg Miso
Potassium 295mg 210mg Basil
Sodium 4mg 3728mg Basil
Zinc 0.81mg 2.56mg Miso
Copper 0.385mg 0.42mg Miso
Manganese 1.148mg 0.859mg Basil
Selenium 0.3µg 7µg Miso
Vitamin A 5275IU 87IU Basil
Vitamin A RAE 264µg 4µg Basil
Vitamin E 0.8mg 0.01mg Basil
Vitamin C 18mg 0mg Basil
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.098mg Miso
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 0.233mg Miso
Vitamin B3 0.902mg 0.906mg Miso
Vitamin B5 0.209mg 0.337mg Miso
Vitamin B6 0.155mg 0.199mg Miso
Folate 68µg 19µg Basil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.08µg Miso
Choline 11.4mg 72.2mg Miso
Vitamin K 414.8µg 29.3µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.039mg 0.155mg Miso
Threonine 0.104mg 0.479mg Miso
Isoleucine 0.104mg 0.508mg Miso
Leucine 0.191mg 0.82mg Miso
Lysine 0.11mg 0.478mg Miso
Methionine 0.036mg 0.129mg Miso
Phenylalanine 0.13mg 0.486mg Miso
Valine 0.127mg 0.547mg Miso
Histidine 0.051mg 0.243mg Miso
Saturated Fat 0.041g 1.025g Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 1.118g Miso
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389g 2.884g Miso

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Basil Miso
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
23%
Miso
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
Basil
108%
Miso

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Miso
Miso is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 3724mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.984g)
Which food is cheaper?
Basil
Basil is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Miso - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172442/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.