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Honey vs. Basil — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Honey and Basil

  • The amount of Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, Calcium, Folate, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6 in Basil is higher than in Honey.
  • Basil covers your daily Vitamin K needs 346% more than Honey.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Honey 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.
Honey
1
:
8
Basil
Contains more Selenium +166.7%
Contains more Calcium +2850%
Contains more Iron +654.8%
Contains more Magnesium +3100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1300%
Contains more Potassium +467.3%
Contains more Zinc +268.2%
Contains more Copper +969.4%
Contains more Manganese +1335%
Equal in Sodium - 4
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 16% 2% 2% 5% 1% 6% 12% 11% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129% 150% 2%
Contains more Selenium +166.7%
Contains more Calcium +2850%
Contains more Iron +654.8%
Contains more Magnesium +3100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1300%
Contains more Potassium +467.3%
Contains more Zinc +268.2%
Contains more Copper +969.4%
Contains more Manganese +1335%
Equal in Sodium - 4

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.
Honey
0
:
11
Basil
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +3500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +645.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +207.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +545.8%
Contains more Folate +3300%
Contains more Choline +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 9% 3% 5% 6% 2% 0% 2% 0%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +3500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +645.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +207.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +545.8%
Contains more Folate +3300%
Contains more Choline +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Honey
1
:
4
Basil
Contains more Carbs +3009.4%
Contains more Protein +950%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +438.4%
Contains more Other +650%
82% 17%
Protein: 0.3 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 82.4 g
Water: 17.1 g
Other: 0.2 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 Carbs +3009.4%
Contains more Protein +950%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +438.4%
Contains more Other +650%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Honey
5
:
0
Basil
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +178650%
Contains more Fructose +204600%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +1048.1%
44% 50% 2% 4%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.89 g
Glucose: 35.75 g
Fructose: 40.94 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 1.44 g
Galactose: 3.1 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 Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +178650%
Contains more Fructose +204600%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +1048.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Honey Basil Opinion
Net carbs 82.2g 1.05g Honey
Protein 0.3g 3.15g Basil
Fats 0g 0.64g Basil
Carbs 82.4g 2.65g Honey
Calories 304kcal 23kcal Honey
Fructose 40.94g 0.02g Honey
Sugar 82.12g 0.3g Basil
Fiber 0.2g 1.6g Basil
Calcium 6mg 177mg Basil
Iron 0.42mg 3.17mg Basil
Magnesium 2mg 64mg Basil
Phosphorus 4mg 56mg Basil
Potassium 52mg 295mg Basil
Sodium 4mg 4mg
Zinc 0.22mg 0.81mg Basil
Copper 0.036mg 0.385mg Basil
Manganese 0.08mg 1.148mg Basil
Selenium 0.8µg 0.3µg Honey
Vitamin A 0IU 5275IU Basil
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 264µg Basil
Vitamin E 0mg 0.8mg Basil
Vitamin C 0.5mg 18mg Basil
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.034mg Basil
Vitamin B2 0.038mg 0.076mg Basil
Vitamin B3 0.121mg 0.902mg Basil
Vitamin B5 0.068mg 0.209mg Basil
Vitamin B6 0.024mg 0.155mg Basil
Folate 2µg 68µg Basil
Choline 2.2mg 11.4mg Basil
Vitamin K 0µg 414.8µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.004mg 0.039mg Basil
Threonine 0.004mg 0.104mg Basil
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.104mg Basil
Leucine 0.01mg 0.191mg Basil
Lysine 0.008mg 0.11mg Basil
Methionine 0.001mg 0.036mg Basil
Phenylalanine 0.011mg 0.13mg Basil
Valine 0.009mg 0.127mg Basil
Histidine 0.001mg 0.051mg Basil
Saturated Fat 0g 0.041g Honey
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.088g Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.389g Basil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Honey 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
2%
Honey
121%
Basil
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Honey
57%
Basil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Honey
Honey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Honey
Honey is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 81.82g)
Which food is cheaper?
Basil
Basil is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Basil
Basil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Basil
Basil is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (4 mg)
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. Honey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169640/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.