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Basil nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size

Basil, fresh
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Important nutritional characteristics for Basil

Basil
Glycemic index ⓘ Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.
70 (medium)
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
5 leaves (2.5 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
-6.5 (alkaline)
Calories
23
90% Vitamin A
87% Calcium
81% Iron
81% Magnesium
80% Vitamin C
Explanation: The given food contains more Vitamin A than 90% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Vitamin A than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and Vitamin C.

Basil Glycemic index (GI)

Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.

70

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Macronutrients chart

4% 3% 93% 2%
Protein:
Daily Value: 6%
3.15 g of 50 g
6%
Fats:
Daily Value: 1%
0.64 g of 65 g
1%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 1%
2.65 g of 300 g
1%
Water:
Daily Value: 5%
92.06 g of 2,000 g
5%
Other:
1.5 g

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Nutrition Facts
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Amount Per 100g
Calories 23
% Daily Value*
2%
Total Fat 1g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 4mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 3g
8%
Dietary Fiber 2g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 3g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 177mg 18%

Iron 3mg 38%

Potassium 295mg 9%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
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Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
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Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
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Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
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Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129% 150% 2% 7%
Calcium: 177 mg of 1,000 mg 18%
Iron: 3.17 mg of 8 mg 40%
Magnesium: 64 mg of 420 mg 15%
Phosphorus: 56 mg of 700 mg 8%
Potassium: 295 mg of 3,400 mg 9%
Sodium: 4 mg of 2,300 mg 0%
Zinc: 0.81 mg of 11 mg 7%
Copper: 0.385 mg of 1 mg 43%
Manganese: 1.148 mg of 2 mg 50%
Selenium: 0.3 µg of 55 µg 1%
Choline: 11.4 mg of 550 mg 2%

Mineral chart - relative view

Calcium
177 mg
TOP 13%
Magnesium
64 mg
TOP 19%
Iron
3.17 mg
TOP 19%
Copper
0.385 mg
TOP 22%
Manganese
1.148 mg
TOP 31%
Potassium
295 mg
TOP 38%
Zinc
0.81 mg
TOP 58%
Phosphorus
56 mg
TOP 75%
Choline
11.4 mg
TOP 84%
Sodium
4 mg
TOP 92%
Selenium
0.3 µg
TOP 92%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 317% 16% 0% 60% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 51% 0% 1037%
Vitamin A: 5275 IU of 5,000 IU 106%
Vitamin E : 0.8 mg of 15 mg 5%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 18 mg of 90 mg 20%
Vitamin B1: 0.034 mg of 1 mg 3%
Vitamin B2: 0.076 mg of 1 mg 6%
Vitamin B3: 0.902 mg of 16 mg 6%
Vitamin B5: 0.209 mg of 5 mg 4%
Vitamin B6: 0.155 mg of 1 mg 12%
Folate: 68 µg of 400 µg 17%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Vitamin K: 414.8 µg of 120 µg 346%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin A
5275 IU
TOP 10%
Vitamin C
18 mg
TOP 20%
Folate
68 µg
TOP 30%
Vitamin K
414.8 µg
TOP 41%
Vitamin E
0.8 mg
TOP 50%
Vitamin B6
0.155 mg
TOP 54%
Vitamin B3
0.902 mg
TOP 70%
Vitamin B2
0.076 mg
TOP 74%
Vitamin B1
0.034 mg
TOP 80%
Vitamin B5
0.209 mg
TOP 81%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 42% 30% 23% 21% 16% 11% 23% 21% 22%
Tryptophan: 39 mg of 280 mg 14%
Threonine: 104 mg of 1,050 mg 10%
Isoleucine: 104 mg of 1,400 mg 7%
Leucine: 191 mg of 2,730 mg 7%
Lysine: 110 mg of 2,100 mg 5%
Methionine: 36 mg of 1,050 mg 3%
Phenylalanine: 130 mg of 1,750 mg 7%
Valine: 127 mg of 1,820 mg 7%
Histidine: 51 mg of 700 mg 7%

Fat type information

0.041% 0.088% 0.389%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.088 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.389 g

Carbohydrate type breakdown

0.02% 0.02% 0.27%
Starch: g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0.02 g
Fructose: 0.02 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.27 g

Fiber content ratio for Basil

0.3% 1.6% 0.75%
Sugar: 0.3 g
Fiber: 1.6 g
Other: 0.75 g

All nutrients for Basil per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Protein 8% 70% 3.15g 1.1 times more than Broccoli
Fats 1% 78% 0.64g 52 times less than Cheese
Carbs 1% 66% 2.65g 10.6 times less than Rice
Calories 1% 96% 23kcal 2 times less than Orange
Fructose 0% 93% 0.02g 295 times less than Apple
Sugar 0% 73% 0.3g 29.9 times less than Coca-Cola
Fiber 6% 42% 1.6g 1.5 times less than Orange
Calcium 18% 13% 177mg 1.4 times more than Milk
Iron 40% 19% 3.17mg 1.2 times more than Beef
Magnesium 15% 19% 64mg 2.2 times less than Almond
Phosphorus 8% 75% 56mg 3.3 times less than Chicken meat
Potassium 9% 38% 295mg 2 times more than Cucumber
Sodium 0% 92% 4mg 122.5 times less than White Bread
Zinc 7% 58% 0.81mg 7.8 times less than Beef
Copper 43% 22% 0.39mg 2.7 times more than Shiitake
Vitamin E 5% 50% 0.8mg 1.8 times less than Kiwifruit
Vitamin D 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Vitamin C 20% 20% 18mg 2.9 times less than Lemon
Vitamin B1 3% 80% 0.03mg 7.8 times less than Pea
Vitamin B2 6% 74% 0.08mg 1.7 times less than Avocado
Vitamin B3 6% 70% 0.9mg 10.6 times less than Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 4% 81% 0.21mg 5.4 times less than Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 12% 54% 0.16mg 1.3 times more than Oat
Folate 17% 30% 68µg 1.1 times more than Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Vitamin K 346% 41% 414.8µg 4.1 times more than Broccoli
Tryptophan 0% 88% 0.04mg 7.8 times less than Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 89% 0.1mg 6.9 times less than Beef
Isoleucine 0% 90% 0.1mg 8.8 times less than Salmon
Leucine 0% 90% 0.19mg 12.7 times less than Tuna
Lysine 0% 90% 0.11mg 4.1 times less than Tofu
Methionine 0% 91% 0.04mg 2.7 times less than Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 89% 0.13mg 5.1 times less than Egg
Valine 0% 90% 0.13mg 16 times less than Soybean
Histidine 0% 91% 0.05mg 14.7 times less than Turkey meat
Cholesterol 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Trans Fat 0% 100% 0g N/A
Saturated Fat 0% 87% 0.04g 143.8 times less than Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 0% 82% 0.09g 111.4 times less than Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 0% 67% 0.39g 121.3 times less than Walnut

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.
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