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Basil vs Tarragon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Basil and Tarragon

  • Basil has less Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Folate, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus.
  • Tarragon covers your daily Iron needs 364% more than Basil.

Food varieties used in this article are Basil, fresh and Spices, tarragon, dried.

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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
1
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Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Contains more Iron +918.9%
Contains more Calcium +543.5%
Contains more Potassium +923.7%
Contains more Magnesium +442.2%
Contains more Copper +75.8%
Contains more Zinc +381.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +458.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 119% 54% 27% 46% 129% 23% 24% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1212% 342% 267% 248% 226% 107% 135% 9%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Contains more Iron +918.9%
Contains more Calcium +543.5%
Contains more Potassium +923.7%
Contains more Magnesium +442.2%
Contains more Copper +75.8%
Contains more Zinc +381.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +458.9%

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
4
:
Contains more Vitamin A +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +638.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1661.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +892.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1454.8%
Contains more Folate +302.9%
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 167% 252% 0% 0% 63% 309% 168% 0% 557% 0% 0% 206%
Contains more Vitamin A +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +638.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1661.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +892.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1454.8%
Contains more Folate +302.9%

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
143
Tarragon
Mineral Summary Score
52
Basil
318
Tarragon

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
137%
Tarragon
Carbohydrates
3%
Basil
50%
Tarragon
Fats
3%
Basil
33%
Tarragon

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

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Basil Tarragon
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 Sugar?
Tarragon
Tarragon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tarragon
Tarragon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tarragon
Tarragon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 58mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.84g)
Which food is cheaper?
Basil
Basil is cheaper (difference - $3.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Basil Tarragon Opinion
Calories 23 295 Tarragon
Protein 3.15 22.77 Tarragon
Fats 0.64 7.24 Tarragon
Vitamin C 18 50 Tarragon
Net carbs 1.0499999523162842 42.81999969482422 Tarragon
Carbs 2.65 50.22 Tarragon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.17 32.3 Tarragon
Calcium 177 1139 Tarragon
Potassium 295 3020 Tarragon
Magnesium 64 347 Tarragon
Sugar 0.3 Tarragon
Fiber 1.6 7.4 Tarragon
Copper 0.385 0.677 Tarragon
Zinc 0.81 3.9 Tarragon
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Phosphorus 56 313 Tarragon
Sodium 4 62 Basil
Vitamin A 5275 4200 Basil
Vitamin E 0.8 Basil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.034 0.251 Tarragon
Vitamin B2 0.076 1.339 Tarragon
Vitamin B3 0.902 8.95 Tarragon
Vitamin B5 0.209 Basil
Vitamin B6 0.155 2.41 Tarragon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 414.8 Basil
Folate 68 274 Tarragon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 1.881 Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088 0.474 Tarragon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389 3.698 Tarragon
Tryptophan 0.039 Basil
Threonine 0.104 Basil
Isoleucine 0.104 Basil
Leucine 0.191 Basil
Lysine 0.11 Basil
Methionine 0.036 Basil
Phenylalanine 0.13 Basil
Valine 0.127 Basil
Histidine 0.051 Basil
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. Tarragon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170937/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.