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Basil vs Parsley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Basil and Parsley

  • Basil has more Manganese, and Copper, while Parsley has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, Vitamin A, 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
:
Contains more Calcium +28.3%
Contains more Magnesium +28%
Contains more Copper +158.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Iron +95.6%
Contains more Potassium +87.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 58
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 119% 54% 27% 46% 129% 23% 24% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 233% 42% 49% 36% 50% 30% 25% 8%
Contains more Calcium +28.3%
Contains more Magnesium +28%
Contains more Copper +158.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
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
:
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +638.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +59.7%
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 Vitamin K +295.4%
Contains more Folate +123.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.75
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 60% 317% 16% 0% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 0% 1037% 51%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 444% 506% 15% 0% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 0% 4100% 114%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +638.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +59.7%
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 Vitamin K +295.4%
Contains more Folate +123.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.75

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 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

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Basil Parsley
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.