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Milk vs. Basil — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Milk and Basil?

  • Milk is richer in Vitamin B12, yet Basil is richer in Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, Folate, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Basil's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 346% higher.

We used Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D and Basil, fresh types in this comparison.

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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.
Milk
2
:
8
Basil
Contains more Phosphorus +69.6%
Contains more Selenium +1000%
Contains more Calcium +41.6%
Contains more Iron +10466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +481.8%
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Zinc +92.9%
Contains more Copper +3750%
Contains more Manganese +38166.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 38% 2% 8% 41% 14% 6% 12% 4% 1% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129% 150% 2%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.6%
Contains more Selenium +1000%
Contains more Calcium +41.6%
Contains more Iron +10466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +481.8%
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Zinc +92.9%
Contains more Copper +3750%
Contains more Manganese +38166.7%

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.
Milk
5
:
8
Basil
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2591.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +7900%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +869.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +318.9%
Contains more Folate +1260%
Contains more Vitamin K +414700%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 12% 1% 36% 0% 5% 43% 2% 22% 9% 4% 59% 10% 1%
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 +143.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2591.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +7900%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +869.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +318.9%
Contains more Folate +1260%
Contains more Vitamin K +414700%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Milk
3
:
2
Basil
Contains more Fats +51.6%
Contains more Carbs +88.3%
Contains more Other +100%
Equal in Protein - 3.15
Equal in Water - 92.06
3% 5% 90%
Protein: 3.37 g
Fats: 0.97 g
Carbs: 4.99 g
Water: 89.92 g
Other: 0.75 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 Fats +51.6%
Contains more Carbs +88.3%
Contains more Other +100%
Equal in Protein - 3.15
Equal in Water - 92.06

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Milk
1
:
2
Basil
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +214.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1011.4%
67% 29% 4%
Saturated Fat: 0.633 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.277 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.035 g
8% 17% 75%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.088 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.389 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +214.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1011.4%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Milk
1
:
3
Basil
Contains more Lactose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
100%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 5.2 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 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 Lactose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +∞%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Milk 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 ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milk Basil Opinion
Net carbs 4.99g 1.05g Milk
Protein 3.37g 3.15g Milk
Fats 0.97g 0.64g Milk
Carbs 4.99g 2.65g Milk
Calories 42kcal 23kcal Milk
Fructose 0g 0.02g Basil
Sugar 5.2g 0.3g Basil
Fiber 0g 1.6g Basil
Calcium 125mg 177mg Basil
Iron 0.03mg 3.17mg Basil
Magnesium 11mg 64mg Basil
Phosphorus 95mg 56mg Milk
Potassium 150mg 295mg Basil
Sodium 44mg 4mg Basil
Zinc 0.42mg 0.81mg Basil
Copper 0.01mg 0.385mg Basil
Manganese 0.003mg 1.148mg Basil
Selenium 3.3µg 0.3µg Milk
Vitamin A 196IU 5275IU Basil
Vitamin A RAE 58µg 264µg Basil
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.8mg Basil
Vitamin D 48IU 0IU Milk
Vitamin D 1.2µg 0µg Milk
Vitamin C 0mg 18mg Basil
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.034mg Basil
Vitamin B2 0.185mg 0.076mg Milk
Vitamin B3 0.093mg 0.902mg Basil
Vitamin B5 0.361mg 0.209mg Milk
Vitamin B6 0.037mg 0.155mg Basil
Folate 5µg 68µg Basil
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 0µg Milk
Choline 17.7mg 11.4mg Milk
Vitamin K 0.1µg 414.8µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.043mg 0.039mg Milk
Threonine 0.143mg 0.104mg Milk
Isoleucine 0.174mg 0.104mg Milk
Leucine 0.319mg 0.191mg Milk
Lysine 0.282mg 0.11mg Milk
Methionine 0.088mg 0.036mg Milk
Phenylalanine 0.174mg 0.13mg Milk
Valine 0.22mg 0.127mg Milk
Histidine 0.101mg 0.051mg Milk
Cholesterol 5mg 0mg Basil
Saturated Fat 0.633g 0.041g Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277g 0.088g Milk
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035g 0.389g Basil
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.027g Milk
Omega-3 - ALA 0.004g Milk

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Milk 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
15%
Milk
121%
Basil
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Milk
57%
Basil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Milk
Milk is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Basil
Basil is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.592g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Basil
Basil is relatively richer in minerals
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. Milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170872/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.