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Scallion vs Basil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Scallion and Basil

  • Scallion has less Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, Vitamin A, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Basil covers your daily Vitamin K needs 173% more than Scallion.
  • Basil contains 2 times less Fiber than Scallion. Scallion contains 2.6g of Fiber, while Basil contains 1.6g.

Food varieties used in this article are Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Basil
Contains more Iron +114.2%
Contains more Calcium +145.8%
Contains more Magnesium +220%
Contains more Copper +363.9%
Contains more Zinc +107.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.4%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Potassium - 295
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 22% 25% 15% 28% 11% 16% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 119% 54% 27% 46% 129% 23% 24% 1%
Contains more Iron +114.2%
Contains more Calcium +145.8%
Contains more Magnesium +220%
Contains more Copper +363.9%
Contains more Zinc +107.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.4%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Potassium - 295

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
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Basil
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +429.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +178.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +100.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 18
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.076
Equal in Folate - 68
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 63% 60% 11% 0% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 0% 518% 48%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 60% 317% 16% 0% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 0% 1037% 51%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +429.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +178.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +100.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 18
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.076
Equal in Folate - 68

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
63
Scallion
131
Basil
Mineral Summary Score
21
Scallion
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
11%
Scallion
19%
Basil
Carbohydrates
7%
Scallion
3%
Basil
Fats
1%
Scallion
3%
Basil

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

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Scallion Basil
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Scallion
Scallion is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Scallion Basil Opinion
Calories 32 23 Scallion
Protein 1.83 3.15 Basil
Fats 0.19 0.64 Basil
Vitamin C 18.8 18 Scallion
Carbs 7.34 2.65 Scallion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.48 3.17 Basil
Calcium 72 177 Basil
Potassium 276 295 Basil
Magnesium 20 64 Basil
Sugar 2.33 0.3 Basil
Fiber 2.6 1.6 Scallion
Copper 0.083 0.385 Basil
Zinc 0.39 0.81 Basil
Starch
Phosphorus 37 56 Basil
Sodium 16 4 Basil
Vitamin A 997 5275 Basil
Vitamin E 0.55 0.8 Basil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.055 0.034 Scallion
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.076 Scallion
Vitamin B3 0.525 0.902 Basil
Vitamin B5 0.075 0.209 Basil
Vitamin B6 0.061 0.155 Basil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 207 414.8 Basil
Folate 64 68 Basil
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.032 0.041 Scallion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.027 0.088 Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.074 0.389 Basil
Tryptophan 0.02 0.039 Basil
Threonine 0.072 0.104 Basil
Isoleucine 0.077 0.104 Basil
Leucine 0.109 0.191 Basil
Lysine 0.091 0.11 Basil
Methionine 0.02 0.036 Basil
Phenylalanine 0.059 0.13 Basil
Valine 0.081 0.127 Basil
Histidine 0.032 0.051 Basil
Fructose 0.02 Basil

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. Scallion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170005/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.