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Miso vs. Basil — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Miso and Basil?

  • Miso is richer in Zinc, Fiber, Phosphorus, and Selenium, yet Basil is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, Manganese, and Folate.
  • Basil's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 321% higher.
  • Miso has 932 times more Sodium than Basil. Miso has 3728mg of Sodium, while Basil has 4mg.

We used Miso 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.
Miso
4
:
6
Basil
Contains more Phosphorus +183.9%
Contains more Zinc +216%
Contains more Selenium +2233.3%
Contains more Calcium +210.5%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +40.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Manganese +33.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.385
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 94% 35% 69% 19% 487% 70% 140% 113% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129% 150% 2%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.9%
Contains more Zinc +216%
Contains more Selenium +2233.3%
Contains more Calcium +210.5%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +40.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Manganese +33.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.385

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.
Miso
7
:
5
Basil
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +5963.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +7900%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +257.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1315.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.902
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 1% 0% 0% 25% 54% 17% 21% 46% 15% 10% 40% 74%
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 B1 +188.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +5963.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +7900%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +257.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1315.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.902

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Miso
4
:
1
Basil
Contains more Protein +306%
Contains more Fats +839.1%
Contains more Carbs +857.4%
Contains more Other +754%
Contains more Water +114%
13% 6% 25% 43% 13%
Protein: 12.79 g
Fats: 6.01 g
Carbs: 25.37 g
Water: 43.02 g
Other: 12.81 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 +306%
Contains more Fats +839.1%
Contains more Carbs +857.4%
Contains more Other +754%
Contains more Water +114%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Miso
2
:
1
Basil
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1170.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +641.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -96%
20% 22% 57%
Saturated Fat: 1.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.118 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.884 g
8% 17% 75%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.088 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.389 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1170.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +641.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -96%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Miso
2
:
2
Basil
Contains more Fructose +29900%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
97% 3%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0 g
Fructose: 6 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.2 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 Fructose +29900%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
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.
Miso Basil
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Miso Basil Opinion
Net carbs 19.97g 1.05g Miso
Protein 12.79g 3.15g Miso
Fats 6.01g 0.64g Miso
Carbs 25.37g 2.65g Miso
Calories 198kcal 23kcal Miso
Fructose 6g 0.02g Miso
Sugar 6.2g 0.3g Basil
Fiber 5.4g 1.6g Miso
Calcium 57mg 177mg Basil
Iron 2.49mg 3.17mg Basil
Magnesium 48mg 64mg Basil
Phosphorus 159mg 56mg Miso
Potassium 210mg 295mg Basil
Sodium 3728mg 4mg Basil
Zinc 2.56mg 0.81mg Miso
Copper 0.42mg 0.385mg Miso
Manganese 0.859mg 1.148mg Basil
Selenium 7µg 0.3µg Miso
Vitamin A 87IU 5275IU Basil
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 264µg Basil
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.8mg Basil
Vitamin C 0mg 18mg Basil
Vitamin B1 0.098mg 0.034mg Miso
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.076mg Miso
Vitamin B3 0.906mg 0.902mg Miso
Vitamin B5 0.337mg 0.209mg Miso
Vitamin B6 0.199mg 0.155mg Miso
Folate 19µg 68µg Basil
Vitamin B12 0.08µg 0µg Miso
Choline 72.2mg 11.4mg Miso
Vitamin K 29.3µg 414.8µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.155mg 0.039mg Miso
Threonine 0.479mg 0.104mg Miso
Isoleucine 0.508mg 0.104mg Miso
Leucine 0.82mg 0.191mg Miso
Lysine 0.478mg 0.11mg Miso
Methionine 0.129mg 0.036mg Miso
Phenylalanine 0.486mg 0.13mg Miso
Valine 0.547mg 0.127mg Miso
Histidine 0.243mg 0.051mg Miso
Saturated Fat 1.025g 0.041g Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 1.118g 0.088g Miso
Polyunsaturated fat 2.884g 0.389g Miso

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Miso 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
23%
Miso
121%
Basil
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
108%
Miso
57%
Basil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Miso
Miso is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 3724mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.984g)
Which food is cheaper?
Basil
Basil is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Miso - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172442/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.