Basil, fresh Nutrition Label

Basil, fresh Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100.00g
% Daily Value*
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Energy 26kcal (108 kj)
5%
Carbohydrates 1.06g
0%
Sugars 0.31g
Starch 0.75g
Sucrose 0.00g
Maltose 0.00g
Fructose 0.02g
Galactose 0.27g
Glucose 0.02g
Protein 3.13g
3%
Fat 0.65g
1%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.39g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated cis 0.09g
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.04g
Cholesterol (gc) 0.00mg
Sterols 19.90mg
Iron 5.50mg
31%
Vitamin d 0.00ug
0%
Calcium 250.00mg
25%
Chromium -
0%
Sodium 9.00mg
1%
Iodine -
0%
Copper 0.39mg
0%
Salt 22.93mg
1%
Selenium 0.40ug
1%
Vitamin e 0.80mg
5%
Zinc 0.70mg
9%
Vitamin c 26.00mg
35%
Vitamin b12 0.00ug
0%
Vitamin a (rae) 262.69ug
38%
Vitamin b1 0.08mg
7%
Vitamin b2 0.31mg
28%
Vitamin b6 0.13mg
10%
Manganese 1.15mg
64%
Magnesium 11.00mg
4%
Potassium 300.00mg
13%
Fluoride -
0%
Phosphorus 37.00mg
5%
Vitamin k 414.80ug
461%
Fibre, total 1.60g
0%
Fibre, dietary -
0%
Niacin equivalents 1.75mg
13%
Molybdenum -
0%
Folate 64.00ug
16%
Alcohol 0.00g
0%
Polyols 0.00g
0%
Water 92.02g
3%

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.

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Common Questions about Basil, fresh

What is BASIL, FRESH?

Fresh basil is a fragrant green herb often used in cooking. It's known for its sweet, slightly peppery flavor and is a popular ingredient in Mediterranean and Italian cuisines. Basil is rich in vitamin K, vitamin A, and antioxidants, and can be used to add a burst of flavor to salads, pastas, sandwiches, and more.

What are the health benefits of fresh basil?

Fresh basil is packed with essential nutrients, including vitamin K, vitamin A, and manganese. It also contains powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that can help promote heart health, reduce inflammation, and support the body's natural defenses against oxidative stress.

BASIL, FRESH Health Risks

Fresh basil is considered safe for consumption for most people. However, it may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. If you are allergic to mint, oregano, or other herbs in the Lamiaceae family, you may also be allergic to basil. As with any food, it's important to monitor your body's reaction when consuming basil and consult a healthcare professional if you have any concerns.

How much BASIL, FRESH to eat per day?

There is no specific recommendation for the precise amount of fresh basil to consume per day. However, incorporating a variety of herbs, including basil, into your daily diet can contribute to overall health and flavor enhancement in your meals.

BASIL, FRESH Allergies

Basil is generally safe for most people and does not commonly cause allergies. However, some individuals may be sensitive to basil and experience allergic reactions. If you have any concerns about allergies or sensitivities to basil, it's best to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.

Basil, fresh Calorie Breakdown

The ratio of macro elements (protein, fat, carbs) in Basil, fresh

Fat 26%
Carbohydrates 19%
Protein 55%

Protein Amino Acids Profile

The ratio of amino acids in Basil, fresh. See full profile

Cystine 1%
Methionine 2%
Tryptophan 2%
Histidine 2%
Tyrosine 4%
Serine 5%
Threonine 5%
Proline 5%
Isoleucine 5%
Lysine 5%
Arginine 5%
Glycine 6%
Valine 6%
Phenylalanine 6%
Alanine 6%
Leucine 9%
Glutamic acid 13%
Aspartic acid 14%

Component Breakdown for Basil, fresh

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Data for Amino Acids is mapped from an external database. Use with caution only for informational purposes. Source: USDA

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