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Basil vs Scallion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Basil and Scallion

  • Scallion has less Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Basil covers your daily Vitamin K needs 173% more than Scallion.
  • Scallion contains 7 times less Manganese than Basil. Basil contains 1.148mg of Manganese, while Scallion contains 0.16mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Basil, fresh and Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Basil
8
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Contains more Calcium +145.8%
Contains more Iron +114.2%
Contains more Magnesium +220%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.4%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +107.7%
Contains more Copper +363.9%
Equal in Potassium - 276
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 56% 15% 16% 25% 3% 11% 28%
Contains more Calcium +145.8%
Contains more Iron +114.2%
Contains more Magnesium +220%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.4%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +107.7%
Contains more Copper +363.9%
Equal in Potassium - 276

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Basil
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +429.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +178.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +100.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 18.8
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.08
Equal in Folate - 64
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 317% 16% 0% 60% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 51% 0% 1037%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 60% 11% 0% 63% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 48% 0% 518%
Contains more Vitamin A +429.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +178.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +100.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 18.8
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.08
Equal in Folate - 64

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Basil Scallion
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Basil Scallion Opinion
Net carbs 1.05g 4.74g Scallion
Protein 3.15g 1.83g Basil
Fats 0.64g 0.19g Basil
Carbs 2.65g 7.34g Scallion
Calories 23kcal 32kcal Scallion
Starch g g
Fructose 0.02g g Basil
Sugar 0.3g 2.33g Basil
Fiber 1.6g 2.6g Scallion
Calcium 177mg 72mg Basil
Iron 3.17mg 1.48mg Basil
Magnesium 64mg 20mg Basil
Phosphorus 56mg 37mg Basil
Potassium 295mg 276mg Basil
Sodium 4mg 16mg Basil
Zinc 0.81mg 0.39mg Basil
Copper 0.385mg 0.083mg Basil
Vitamin A 5275IU 997IU Basil
Vitamin E 0.8mg 0.55mg Basil
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 18mg 18.8mg Scallion
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.055mg Scallion
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 0.08mg Scallion
Vitamin B3 0.902mg 0.525mg Basil
Vitamin B5 0.209mg 0.075mg Basil
Vitamin B6 0.155mg 0.061mg Basil
Folate 68µg 64µg Basil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 414.8µg 207µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.039mg 0.02mg Basil
Threonine 0.104mg 0.072mg Basil
Isoleucine 0.104mg 0.077mg Basil
Leucine 0.191mg 0.109mg Basil
Lysine 0.11mg 0.091mg Basil
Methionine 0.036mg 0.02mg Basil
Phenylalanine 0.13mg 0.059mg Basil
Valine 0.127mg 0.081mg Basil
Histidine 0.051mg 0.032mg Basil
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.032g Scallion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 0.027g Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389g 0.074g Basil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Basil Scallion
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
131
Basil
63
Scallion
Mineral Summary Score
52
Basil
21
Scallion

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
19%
Basil
11%
Scallion
Carbohydrates
3%
Basil
7%
Scallion
Fats
3%
Basil
1%
Scallion

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Scallion
Scallion is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
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

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Basil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/nutrients
  2. Scallion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170005/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.