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Basil vs Parsley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Basil and Parsley

  • Basil has more Manganese, Copper, and Vitamin B6, while Parsley has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, Potassium, and Fiber.
  • Parsley's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 1021% higher.
  • Parsley contains 7 times less Manganese than Basil. Basil contains 1.148mg of Manganese, while Parsley contains 0.16mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Basil, fresh and Parsley, fresh.

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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
4
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Contains more Calcium +28.3%
Contains more Magnesium +28%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Copper +158.4%
Contains more Iron +95.6%
Contains more Potassium +87.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 58
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50%
Contains more Calcium +28.3%
Contains more Magnesium +28%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Copper +158.4%
Contains more Iron +95.6%
Contains more Potassium +87.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 58

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
2
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Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +59.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +638.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.4%
Contains more Folate +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +295.4%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.75
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 506% 15% 0% 444% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 114% 0% 4100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +59.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +638.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.4%
Contains more Folate +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +295.4%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.75

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 Parsley
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Basil Parsley Opinion
Net carbs 1.05g 3.03g Parsley
Protein 3.15g 2.97g Basil
Fats 0.64g 0.79g Parsley
Carbs 2.65g 6.33g Parsley
Calories 23kcal 36kcal Parsley
Starch g g
Fructose 0.02g g Basil
Sugar 0.3g 0.85g Basil
Fiber 1.6g 3.3g Parsley
Calcium 177mg 138mg Basil
Iron 3.17mg 6.2mg Parsley
Magnesium 64mg 50mg Basil
Phosphorus 56mg 58mg Parsley
Potassium 295mg 554mg Parsley
Sodium 4mg 56mg Basil
Zinc 0.81mg 1.07mg Parsley
Copper 0.385mg 0.149mg Basil
Vitamin A 5275IU 8424IU Parsley
Vitamin E 0.8mg 0.75mg Basil
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 18mg 133mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.086mg Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 0.098mg Parsley
Vitamin B3 0.902mg 1.313mg Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.209mg 0.4mg Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.155mg 0.09mg Basil
Folate 68µg 152µg Parsley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 414.8µg 1640µg Parsley
Tryptophan 0.039mg 0.045mg Parsley
Threonine 0.104mg 0.122mg Parsley
Isoleucine 0.104mg 0.118mg Parsley
Leucine 0.191mg 0.204mg Parsley
Lysine 0.11mg 0.181mg Parsley
Methionine 0.036mg 0.042mg Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.13mg 0.145mg Parsley
Valine 0.127mg 0.172mg Parsley
Histidine 0.051mg 0.061mg Parsley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.132g Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 0.295g Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389g 0.124g Basil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Basil Parsley
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
441
Parsley
Mineral Summary Score
52
Basil
59
Parsley

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
18%
Parsley
Carbohydrates
3%
Basil
6%
Parsley
Fats
3%
Basil
4%
Parsley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.55g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.091g)
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.

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. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/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.