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Paprika vs. Basil — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Paprika and Basil

  • Paprika has more Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5, however, Basil has more Vitamin K.
  • Basil's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 279% more.
  • Paprika has 36 times more Vitamin E than Basil. Paprika has 29.1mg of Vitamin E , while Basil has 0.8mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, paprika 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.
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Basil
Contains more Calcium +29.4%
Contains more Iron +566.9%
Contains more Magnesium +178.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +460.7%
Contains more Potassium +672.9%
Contains more Zinc +434.6%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Contains more Manganese +38.5%
Contains more Selenium +2000%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 69% 793% 128% 135% 202% 9% 119% 238% 208% 35%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129% 150% 2%
Contains more Calcium +29.4%
Contains more Iron +566.9%
Contains more Magnesium +178.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +460.7%
Contains more Potassium +672.9%
Contains more Zinc +434.6%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Contains more Manganese +38.5%
Contains more Selenium +2000%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%

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.
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Basil
Contains more Vitamin A +833.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +3537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +870.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1518.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1015.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1101%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1281.3%
Contains more Choline +351.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +1900%
Contains more Folate +38.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +416.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2956% 583% 0% 3% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 37% 0% 29% 201%
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 +833.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +3537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +870.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1518.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1015.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1101%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1281.3%
Contains more Choline +351.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +1900%
Contains more Folate +38.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +416.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Basil
Contains more Protein +348.9%
Contains more Fats +1914.1%
Contains more Carbs +1937.4%
Contains more Other +416%
Contains more Water +719%
14% 13% 54% 11% 8%
Protein: 14.14 g
Fats: 12.89 g
Carbs: 53.99 g
Water: 11.24 g
Other: 7.74 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 +348.9%
Contains more Fats +1914.1%
Contains more Carbs +1937.4%
Contains more Other +416%
Contains more Water +719%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Basil
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1826.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1896.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.1%
18% 15% 67%
Saturated Fat: 2.14 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.695 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.766 g
8% 17% 75%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.088 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.389 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1826.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1896.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.1%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Basil
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +13050%
Contains more Fructose +33450%
Contains more Galactose +42.1%
8% 25% 65% 2%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.81 g
Glucose: 2.63 g
Fructose: 6.71 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.19 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 +13050%
Contains more Fructose +33450%
Contains more Galactose +42.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Paprika Basil Opinion
Net carbs 19.09g 1.05g Paprika
Protein 14.14g 3.15g Paprika
Fats 12.89g 0.64g Paprika
Carbs 53.99g 2.65g Paprika
Calories 282kcal 23kcal Paprika
Fructose 6.71g 0.02g Paprika
Sugar 10.34g 0.3g Basil
Fiber 34.9g 1.6g Paprika
Calcium 229mg 177mg Paprika
Iron 21.14mg 3.17mg Paprika
Magnesium 178mg 64mg Paprika
Phosphorus 314mg 56mg Paprika
Potassium 2280mg 295mg Paprika
Sodium 68mg 4mg Basil
Zinc 4.33mg 0.81mg Paprika
Copper 0.713mg 0.385mg Paprika
Manganese 1.59mg 1.148mg Paprika
Selenium 6.3µg 0.3µg Paprika
Vitamin A 49254IU 5275IU Paprika
Vitamin A RAE 2463µg 264µg Paprika
Vitamin E 29.1mg 0.8mg Paprika
Vitamin C 0.9mg 18mg Basil
Vitamin B1 0.33mg 0.034mg Paprika
Vitamin B2 1.23mg 0.076mg Paprika
Vitamin B3 10.06mg 0.902mg Paprika
Vitamin B5 2.51mg 0.209mg Paprika
Vitamin B6 2.141mg 0.155mg Paprika
Folate 49µg 68µg Basil
Choline 51.5mg 11.4mg Paprika
Vitamin K 80.3µg 414.8µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.07mg 0.039mg Paprika
Threonine 0.49mg 0.104mg Paprika
Isoleucine 0.57mg 0.104mg Paprika
Leucine 0.92mg 0.191mg Paprika
Lysine 0.69mg 0.11mg Paprika
Methionine 0.2mg 0.036mg Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.61mg 0.13mg Paprika
Valine 0.75mg 0.127mg Paprika
Histidine 0.25mg 0.051mg Paprika
Saturated Fat 2.14g 0.041g Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 1.695g 0.088g Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 7.766g 0.389g Paprika
Omega-3 - ALA 0.453g Paprika

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Paprika 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
385%
Paprika
121%
Basil
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
193%
Paprika
57%
Basil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Paprika
Paprika is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 64mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.099g)
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. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/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.

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