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Basil vs. Paprika — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Basil and Paprika

  • Basil has more Vitamin K, however, Paprika has more Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5.
  • Basil's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 279% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Basil, fresh and Spices, paprika.

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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
1
:
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Calcium +29.4%
Contains more Iron +566.9%
Contains more Magnesium +178.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +460.7%
Contains more Potassium +672.9%
Contains more Zinc +434.6%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Contains more Manganese +38.5%
Contains more Selenium +2000%
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 69% 793% 128% 135% 202% 9% 119% 238% 208% 35%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Calcium +29.4%
Contains more Iron +566.9%
Contains more Magnesium +178.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +460.7%
Contains more Potassium +672.9%
Contains more Zinc +434.6%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Contains more Manganese +38.5%
Contains more Selenium +2000%

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
3
:
Contains more Vitamin C +1900%
Contains more Folate +38.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +416.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +833.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +3537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +870.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1518.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1015.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1101%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1281.3%
Contains more Choline +351.8%
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 2956% 583% 0% 3% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 37% 0% 29% 201%
Contains more Vitamin C +1900%
Contains more Folate +38.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +416.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +833.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +3537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +870.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1518.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1015.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1101%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1281.3%
Contains more Choline +351.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
1
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Contains more Water +719%
Contains more Protein +348.9%
Contains more Fats +1914.1%
Contains more Carbs +1937.4%
Contains more Other +416%
3% 3% 92%
Protein: 3.15 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 2.65 g
Water: 92.06 g
Other: 1.5 g
14% 13% 54% 11% 8%
Protein: 14.14 g
Fats: 12.89 g
Carbs: 53.99 g
Water: 11.24 g
Other: 7.74 g
Contains more Water +719%
Contains more Protein +348.9%
Contains more Fats +1914.1%
Contains more Carbs +1937.4%
Contains more Other +416%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
1
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Contains less Saturated Fat -98.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1826.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1896.4%
8% 17% 75%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.088 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.389 g
18% 15% 67%
Saturated Fat: 2.14 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.695 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.766 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1826.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1896.4%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
1
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Contains more Galactose +42.1%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +13050%
Contains more Fructose +33450%
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
8% 25% 65% 2%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.81 g
Glucose: 2.63 g
Fructose: 6.71 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.19 g
Contains more Galactose +42.1%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +13050%
Contains more Fructose +33450%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Basil Paprika
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Basil Paprika Opinion
Net carbs 1.05g 19.09g Paprika
Protein 3.15g 14.14g Paprika
Fats 0.64g 12.89g Paprika
Carbs 2.65g 53.99g Paprika
Calories 23kcal 282kcal Paprika
Fructose 0.02g 6.71g Paprika
Sugar 0.3g 10.34g Basil
Fiber 1.6g 34.9g Paprika
Calcium 177mg 229mg Paprika
Iron 3.17mg 21.14mg Paprika
Magnesium 64mg 178mg Paprika
Phosphorus 56mg 314mg Paprika
Potassium 295mg 2280mg Paprika
Sodium 4mg 68mg Basil
Zinc 0.81mg 4.33mg Paprika
Copper 0.385mg 0.713mg Paprika
Manganese 1.148mg 1.59mg Paprika
Selenium 0.3µg 6.3µg Paprika
Vitamin A 5275IU 49254IU Paprika
Vitamin A RAE 264µg 2463µg Paprika
Vitamin E 0.8mg 29.1mg Paprika
Vitamin C 18mg 0.9mg Basil
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.33mg Paprika
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 1.23mg Paprika
Vitamin B3 0.902mg 10.06mg Paprika
Vitamin B5 0.209mg 2.51mg Paprika
Vitamin B6 0.155mg 2.141mg Paprika
Folate 68µg 49µg Basil
Choline 11.4mg 51.5mg Paprika
Vitamin K 414.8µg 80.3µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.039mg 0.07mg Paprika
Threonine 0.104mg 0.49mg Paprika
Isoleucine 0.104mg 0.57mg Paprika
Leucine 0.191mg 0.92mg Paprika
Lysine 0.11mg 0.69mg Paprika
Methionine 0.036mg 0.2mg Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.13mg 0.61mg Paprika
Valine 0.127mg 0.75mg Paprika
Histidine 0.051mg 0.25mg Paprika
Saturated Fat 0.041g 2.14g Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 1.695g Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389g 7.766g Paprika
Omega-3 - ALA 0.453g Paprika

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Basil Paprika
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
385%
Paprika
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
Basil
193%
Paprika

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Paprika
Paprika is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 64mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.099g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/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.