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Dill vs Basil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Dill and Basil different?

  • Dill is higher in Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, Potassium, and Manganese, however Basil is richer in Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Dill is 74% higher.
  • Dill contains 4 times more Vitamin B2 than Basil. While Dill contains 0.296mg of Vitamin B2, Basil contains only 0.076mg.

Dill weed, fresh and Basil, fresh are the varieties used in this article.

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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
Dill
5
:
3
Basil
Contains more Calcium +17.5%
Contains more Iron +107.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.9%
Contains more Potassium +150.2%
Contains more Zinc +12.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Contains more Copper +163.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 63% 248% 40% 29% 66% 8% 25% 49%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129%
Contains more Calcium +17.5%
Contains more Iron +107.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.9%
Contains more Potassium +150.2%
Contains more Zinc +12.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Contains more Copper +163.7%

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
Dill
8
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2
Basil
Contains more Vitamin A +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +372.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +289.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.4%
Contains more Folate +120.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 464% 0% 0% 284% 15% 69% 30% 24% 43% 113% 0% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +372.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +289.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.4%
Contains more Folate +120.6%

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.
Dill Basil
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dill Basil Opinion
Net carbs 4.92g 1.05g Dill
Protein 3.46g 3.15g Dill
Fats 1.12g 0.64g Dill
Carbs 7.02g 2.65g Dill
Calories 43kcal 23kcal Dill
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.02g Basil
Sugar g 0.3g Dill
Fiber 2.1g 1.6g Dill
Calcium 208mg 177mg Dill
Iron 6.59mg 3.17mg Dill
Magnesium 55mg 64mg Basil
Phosphorus 66mg 56mg Dill
Potassium 738mg 295mg Dill
Sodium 61mg 4mg Basil
Zinc 0.91mg 0.81mg Dill
Copper 0.146mg 0.385mg Basil
Vitamin A 7718IU 5275IU Dill
Vitamin E mg 0.8mg Basil
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 85mg 18mg Dill
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.034mg Dill
Vitamin B2 0.296mg 0.076mg Dill
Vitamin B3 1.57mg 0.902mg Dill
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.209mg Dill
Vitamin B6 0.185mg 0.155mg Dill
Folate 150µg 68µg Dill
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 414.8µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.014mg 0.039mg Basil
Threonine 0.068mg 0.104mg Basil
Isoleucine 0.195mg 0.104mg Dill
Leucine 0.159mg 0.191mg Basil
Lysine 0.246mg 0.11mg Dill
Methionine 0.011mg 0.036mg Basil
Phenylalanine 0.065mg 0.13mg Basil
Valine 0.154mg 0.127mg Dill
Histidine 0.071mg 0.051mg Dill
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.06g 0.041g Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.802g 0.088g Dill
Polyunsaturated fat 0.095g 0.389g Basil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Dill Basil
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
86
Dill
131
Basil
Mineral Summary Score
65
Dill
52
Basil

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
21%
Dill
19%
Basil
Carbohydrates
7%
Dill
3%
Basil
Fats
5%
Dill
3%
Basil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Dill
Dill is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dill
Dill is lower in glycemic index (difference - 55)
Which food is cheaper?
Dill
Dill is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dill
Dill is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dill
Dill is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 57mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Dill - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172233/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.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.