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Cheddar Cheese vs. Basil — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cheddar Cheese and Basil

  • Cheddar Cheese has more Phosphorus, Calcium, Selenium, and Vitamin B12, however, Basil is higher in Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, and Iron.
  • Basil covers your daily need of Vitamin K 344% more than Cheddar Cheese.
  • Basil has less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cheese, cheddar and Basil, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +301.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +712.5%
Contains more Zinc +349.4%
Contains more Selenium +9400%
Contains more Iron +2164.3%
Contains more Magnesium +137%
Contains more Potassium +288.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Copper +1183.3%
Contains more Manganese +4151.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 213% 6% 20% 195% 7% 86% 100% 10% 4% 156%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129% 150% 2%
Contains more Calcium +301.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +712.5%
Contains more Zinc +349.4%
Contains more Selenium +9400%
Contains more Iron +2164.3%
Contains more Magnesium +137%
Contains more Potassium +288.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Copper +1183.3%
Contains more Manganese +4151.9%

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.
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Basil
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +463.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +324.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1428.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +134.8%
Contains more Folate +151.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +17183.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 75% 15% 18% 0% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 21% 138% 9% 6%
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%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +463.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +324.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1428.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +134.8%
Contains more Folate +151.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +17183.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +626%
Contains more Fats +5104.7%
Contains more Carbs +16.6%
Contains more Other +147.3%
Contains more Water +148.7%
23% 33% 3% 37% 4%
Protein: 22.87 g
Fats: 33.31 g
Carbs: 3.09 g
Water: 37.02 g
Other: 3.71 g
3% 3% 92%
Protein: 3.15 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 2.65 g
Water: 92.06 g
Other: 1.5 g
Contains more Protein +626%
Contains more Fats +5104.7%
Contains more Carbs +16.6%
Contains more Other +147.3%
Contains more Water +148.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +10406.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +265.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.8%
64% 31% 5%
Saturated Fat: 18.867 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.246 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.421 g
8% 17% 75%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.088 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.389 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +10406.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +265.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.8%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Glucose +1200%
Contains more Lactose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +170%
54% 25% 21%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0.26 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 0.12 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.1 g
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
Contains more Glucose +1200%
Contains more Lactose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +170%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cheddar Cheese Basil Opinion
Net carbs 3.09g 1.05g Cheddar Cheese
Protein 22.87g 3.15g Cheddar Cheese
Fats 33.31g 0.64g Cheddar Cheese
Carbs 3.09g 2.65g Cheddar Cheese
Calories 404kcal 23kcal Cheddar Cheese
Fructose 0g 0.02g Basil
Sugar 0.48g 0.3g Basil
Fiber 0g 1.6g Basil
Calcium 710mg 177mg Cheddar Cheese
Iron 0.14mg 3.17mg Basil
Magnesium 27mg 64mg Basil
Phosphorus 455mg 56mg Cheddar Cheese
Potassium 76mg 295mg Basil
Sodium 653mg 4mg Basil
Zinc 3.64mg 0.81mg Cheddar Cheese
Copper 0.03mg 0.385mg Basil
Manganese 0.027mg 1.148mg Basil
Selenium 28.5µg 0.3µg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin A 1242IU 5275IU Basil
Vitamin A RAE 330µg 264µg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin E 0.71mg 0.8mg Basil
Vitamin D 24IU 0IU Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin D 0.6µg 0µg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 18mg Basil
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.034mg Basil
Vitamin B2 0.428mg 0.076mg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin B3 0.059mg 0.902mg Basil
Vitamin B5 0.41mg 0.209mg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.155mg Basil
Folate 27µg 68µg Basil
Vitamin B12 1.1µg 0µg Cheddar Cheese
Choline 16.5mg 11.4mg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin K 2.4µg 414.8µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.547mg 0.039mg Cheddar Cheese
Threonine 1.044mg 0.104mg Cheddar Cheese
Isoleucine 1.206mg 0.104mg Cheddar Cheese
Leucine 1.939mg 0.191mg Cheddar Cheese
Lysine 1.025mg 0.11mg Cheddar Cheese
Methionine 0.547mg 0.036mg Cheddar Cheese
Phenylalanine 1.074mg 0.13mg Cheddar Cheese
Valine 1.404mg 0.127mg Cheddar Cheese
Histidine 0.547mg 0.051mg Cheddar Cheese
Cholesterol 99mg 0mg Basil
Trans Fat 0.917g 0g Basil
Saturated Fat 18.867g 0.041g Basil
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g 0g Cheddar Cheese
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Cheddar Cheese
Omega-3 - DPA 0.017g 0g Cheddar Cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 9.246g 0.088g Cheddar Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.421g 0.389g Cheddar Cheese
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.007g Cheddar Cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cheddar Cheese Basil
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
33%
Cheddar Cheese
121%
Basil
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
79%
Cheddar Cheese
57%
Basil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar Cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar Cheese is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 649mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Basil
Basil is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 99mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.826g)
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.
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.

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. Cheddar Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/nutrients
  2. Basil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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