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Parsley vs Basil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Parsley and Basil

  • Parsley has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, Vitamin A, Potassium, and Fiber, while Basil has more Manganese, and Copper.
  • Parsley's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 1021% higher.
  • Basil contains 7 times less Vitamin C than Parsley. Parsley contains 133mg of Vitamin C, while Basil contains 18mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Parsley, fresh 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 +95.6%
Contains more Potassium +87.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.1%
Contains more Calcium +28.3%
Contains more Magnesium +28%
Contains more Copper +158.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 56
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 233% 42% 49% 36% 50% 30% 25% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 119% 54% 27% 46% 129% 23% 24% 1%
Contains more Iron +95.6%
Contains more Potassium +87.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.1%
Contains more Calcium +28.3%
Contains more Magnesium +28%
Contains more Copper +158.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 56

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 C +638.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +59.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +295.4%
Contains more Folate +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.2%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.8
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 444% 506% 15% 0% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 0% 4100% 114%
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 C +638.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +59.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +295.4%
Contains more Folate +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.2%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.8

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
441
Parsley
131
Basil
Mineral Summary Score
59
Parsley
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
18%
Parsley
19%
Basil
Carbohydrates
6%
Parsley
3%
Basil
Fats
4%
Parsley
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.
Parsley Basil
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Parsley 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 glycemic index?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.55g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.091g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsley Basil Opinion
Calories 36 23 Parsley
Protein 2.97 3.15 Basil
Fats 0.79 0.64 Parsley
Vitamin C 133 18 Parsley
Carbs 6.33 2.65 Parsley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.2 3.17 Parsley
Calcium 138 177 Basil
Potassium 554 295 Parsley
Magnesium 50 64 Basil
Sugar 0.85 0.3 Basil
Fiber 3.3 1.6 Parsley
Copper 0.149 0.385 Basil
Zinc 1.07 0.81 Parsley
Starch
Phosphorus 58 56 Parsley
Sodium 56 4 Basil
Vitamin A 8424 5275 Parsley
Vitamin E 0.75 0.8 Basil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.086 0.034 Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.098 0.076 Parsley
Vitamin B3 1.313 0.902 Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.4 0.209 Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.155 Basil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1640 414.8 Parsley
Folate 152 68 Parsley
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.132 0.041 Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.088 Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.124 0.389 Basil
Tryptophan 0.045 0.039 Parsley
Threonine 0.122 0.104 Parsley
Isoleucine 0.118 0.104 Parsley
Leucine 0.204 0.191 Parsley
Lysine 0.181 0.11 Parsley
Methionine 0.042 0.036 Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.145 0.13 Parsley
Valine 0.172 0.127 Parsley
Histidine 0.061 0.051 Parsley
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. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/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.