Basil: Calories and Nutrition Analyse

Basil: calories, protein, carbs and fat exact data

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How many calories in basil?

Basil - calories, kcal

100g of basil has about 23 calories (kcal).
Calories per: ounce | handful | cup | half cup

For example, handful of basil (8 g) has about 2 calories.

To visualize how much it actualy is, take in mind that calories amount from handful basil is similar to calories amount from ie.:

  • less than half of sugar cube

For burning such amount of calories you need to bike at least 1 minute, swim for about 1 minute or run for 1 minute.

Basil: calories and nutrition per 100g (and per ounce)

Calories23kcal/100g(7 kcal/oz)
Carbs2.7g/100g(0.8 g/oz)
Protein3.2g/100g(0.9 g/oz)
Fat0.6g/100g(0.2 g/oz)

Check compares of basil with other products from spices category:

How many calories in handful, cup or half cup of basil?

As I wrote before 100g has 23 calories. It is also easy to count how many calories will be in ie. handful, cup or half cup of basil.

  • Handful of basil (8g)2 kcal
  • Cup of basil (20g)5 kcal
  • Half cup of basil (10g)2 kcal
  • Ounce (oz) of basil7 kcal
  • 10g of basil2 kcal
  • 20g of basil5 kcal
  • 50g of basil12 kcal
  • 100g of basil23 kcal

Protein in basil

Basil has 3.15 g protein per 100g.
When you multiplay this value with weight of handful of basil (8 g) you can see that you will get about 0.3 g of protein.

Carbs in basil

Basil has 2.65 g carbohydrates per 100g.
In the same way as for protein we can calculate that handful of basil (8 g) has about 0.2 g of carbs.

Fat in basil

Basil has 0.64 g fat per 100g.
So it is easy to count that handful of basil (8 g) has about 0.1 g of fat.

Basil - caloies, wieght

handful of basil (8 g) has:

2kcalFor burning these calories you have to:
Bike1 min.Bike
Horse ride1 min.Horse ride
Play tennis1 min.Tennis
Run1 min.Run
Swim1 min.Swim
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basil - vitamins per 100g

  • Vitaminium A5275 IU
  • Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.034 mg
  • Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.076 mg
  • Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)0.902 mg
  • Vitaminium B50.209 mg
  • Vitaminium B60.155 mg
  • Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)68 mcg
  • Vitaminium C18 mg
  • Vitaminium E0.8 mg
  • Vitaminium K414.8 mg

Energy content of basil

  • 37% CARBS
  • 44% PROTEIN
  • 20% FAT

basil - minerals per 100g

  • Potassium295 mg
  • Magnessium64 mg
  • Calcium177 mg
  • Sodium4 mg
  • Iron3.17 mg
  • Zink0.81 mg
  • Beta karoten3142 mg

Does basil cause weight gain? How it affects your diet?

Extremely low number of calories in basil puts this product at the top of low calorific spices. If you are on diet and you are looking for low-calorific spices, basil seems to be a good choice.

It is hard to find product with lower calories count in spices. Similar energy amount have only such products as borage leaves, coriander or epazote herbs.

Interesting charts - compare basil with other spices

When you look at charts below you will see how basil looks like in comparsion to other products from its category. When you click on selected product you will se detailed comparsion.

Lemongrass (2.6) more...Epazote (3.6) more...Cinnamon (3.8) more...Ground cinnamon (3.8) more...Mint (13.3) more...Basil (18) more...Rosemary (21.8) more...Turmeric (25.9) more...Coriander (27) more...Borage (35) more...Chervil (50) more...Tarragon (50) more...Oregano (50) more...Savory (50) more...Marjoram (51.4) more...Dill (85) more...Parsley (133) more...
Vitamin C In Basil Based On Spices Category
Basil (1.6) more...Dill (2.1) more...Coriander (2.8) more...Parsley (3.3) more...Mint (6.8) more...Tarragon (7.4) more...Thyme (14) more...Rosemary (14.1) more...Turmeric (21) more...Cocoa (37) more...Marjoram (40.3) more...Chervil (42.8) more...Oregano (42.8) more...Savory (45.7) more...Cinnamon (53.1) more...Ground cinnamon (53.1) more...
Fiber In Basil Based On Spices Category
Lemongrass (0.49) more...Coriander (0.52) more...Epazote (0.52) more...Basil (0.64) more...Borage (0.7) more...Mint (0.73) more...Parsley (0.8) more...Dill (1.12) more...Cinnamon (1.2) more...Ground cinnamon (1.24) more...Thyme (1.68) more...Chervil (3.9) more...Rosemary (5.86) more...Savory (5.91) more...Marjoram (7.04) more...Tarragon (7.24) more...Turmeric (9.88) more...Oregano (10.25) more...Cocoa (13.7) more...
Fat In Basil Based On Spices Category
Salt (0.33) more...Coriander (1.77) more...Epazote (1.88) more...Basil (3.17) more...Borage (3.3) more...Parsley (6.2) more...Dill (6.59) more...Rosemary (6.65) more...Lemongrass (8.17) more...Cinnamon (8.2) more...Ground cinnamon (8.32) more...Mint (11.87) more...Cocoa (13.86) more...Thyme (17.45) more...Chervil (31.95) more...Tarragon (32.3) more...Savory (37.88) more...Turmeric (41.42) more...Oregano (44) more...Marjoram (82.71) more...
Iron In Basil Based On Spices Category
Salt (1) more...Coriander (26) more...Parsley (50) more...Borage (52) more...Dill (55) more...Lemongrass (60) more...Cinnamon (60) more...Ground cinnamon (60) more...Mint (63) more...Basil (64) more...Rosemary (91) more...Epazote (121) more...Chervil (130) more...Thyme (160) more...Turmeric (193) more...Oregano (270) more...Marjoram (346) more...Tarragon (347) more...Savory (377) more...Cocoa (499) more...
Magnesium In Basil Based On Spices Category
Savory (1051) more...Marjoram (1522) more...Cocoa (1524) more...Oregano (1669) more...Turmeric (2525) more...Basil (295) more...Tarragon (3020) more...Cinnamon (431) more...Ground cinnamon (431) more...Mint (458) more...Borage (470) more...Epazote (470) more...Chervil (4740) more...Coriander (521) more...Parsley (554) more...Thyme (609) more...Rosemary (668) more...Lemongrass (723) more...Dill (738) more...Salt (8) more...
Potassium In Basil Based On Spices Category
Epazote (0.33) more...Borage (1.8) more...Lemongrass (1.82) more...Coriander (2.13) more...Parsley (2.97) more...Basil (3.15) more...Mint (3.29) more...Rosemary (3.31) more...Dill (3.46) more...Ground cinnamon (3.99) more...Cinnamon (4) more...Thyme (5.56) more...Savory (6.73) more...Turmeric (7.83) more...Oregano (11) more...Marjoram (12.66) more...Cocoa (19.6) more...Tarragon (22.77) more...Chervil (23.2) more...
Protein In Basil Based On Spices Category
Basil (4) more...Lemongrass (6) more...Thyme (9) more...Cinnamon (10) more...Ground cinnamon (10) more...Oregano (15) more...Cocoa (21) more...Savory (24) more...Rosemary (26) more...Mint (30) more...Turmeric (38) more...Coriander (46) more...Parsley (56) more...Dill (61) more...Tarragon (62) more...Marjoram (77) more...Borage (80) more...Epazote (80) more...Chervil (83) more...Salt (38758) more...
Sodium In Basil Based On Spices Category
Ground cinnamon (0.022) more...Epazote (0.028) more...Basil (0.034) more...Rosemary (0.036) more...Dill (0.058) more...Borage (0.06) more...Lemongrass (0.065) more...Coriander (0.067) more...Mint (0.078) more...Cocoa (0.078) more...Parsley (0.086) more...Tarragon (0.251) more...Marjoram (0.289) more...Oregano (0.341) more...Savory (0.366) more...Chervil (0.38) more...Thyme (0.48) more...
Vitamin B1 In Basil Based On Spices Category
Ground cinnamon (0.041) more...Basil (0.076) more...Parsley (0.098) more...Lemongrass (0.135) more...Borage (0.15) more...Rosemary (0.152) more...Coriander (0.162) more...Mint (0.175) more...Turmeric (0.233) more...Cocoa (0.241) more...Dill (0.296) more...Marjoram (0.316) more...Oregano (0.32) more...Epazote (0.348) more...Thyme (0.471) more...Savory (0.471) more...Chervil (0.68) more...Tarragon (1.339) more...
Vitamin B2 In Basil Based On Spices Category
Epazote (0.639) more...Borage (0.9) more...Basil (0.902) more...Marjoram (0.902) more...Rosemary (0.912) more...Mint (0.948) more...Lemongrass (1.101) more...Coriander (1.114) more...Cinnamon (1.3) more...Parsley (1.313) more...Ground cinnamon (1.332) more...Dill (1.57) more...Thyme (1.824) more...Cocoa (2.185) more...Savory (4.08) more...Turmeric (5.14) more...Chervil (5.4) more...Oregano (6.22) more...Tarragon (8.95) more...
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) In Basil Based On Spices Category
Borage (0.041) more...Epazote (0.179) more...Basil (0.209) more...Marjoram (0.209) more...Dill (0.397) more...Parsley (0.4) more...Thyme (0.409) more...Coriander (0.57) more...Rosemary (0.804) more...Oregano (0.921) more...
Vitamin B5 (Acid Pantotenic) In Basil Based On Spices Category
Lemongrass (0.08) more...Borage (0.084) more...Parsley (0.09) more...Cocoa (0.118) more...Coriander (0.149) more...Epazote (0.152) more...Basil (0.155) more...Mint (0.158) more...Ground cinnamon (0.158) more...Dill (0.185) more...Cinnamon (0.2) more...Rosemary (0.336) more...Thyme (0.348) more...Chervil (0.93) more...Marjoram (1.19) more...Oregano (1.21) more...Turmeric (1.8) more...Savory (1.81) more...Tarragon (2.41) more...
Vitamin B6 In Basil Based On Spices Category
Ground cinnamon (0.006) more...Cocoa (0.032) more...Borage (13) more...Turmeric (39) more...Thyme (45) more...Coriander (62) more...Basil (68) more...Lemongrass (75) more...Mint (105) more...Rosemary (109) more...Dill (150) more...Parsley (152) more...Epazote (215) more...Marjoram (274) more...Tarragon (274) more...Chervil (274) more...Oregano (274) more...
Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) In Basil Based On Spices Category
Cocoa (0.1) more...Parsley (0.75) more...Basil (0.8) more...Marjoram (1.69) more...Cinnamon (2.3) more...Ground cinnamon (2.32) more...Coriander (2.5) more...Turmeric (3.1) more...Oregano (18.86) more...
Vitamin E In Basil Based On Spices Category
Salt (0.1) more...Borage (0.2) more...Coriander (0.5) more...Basil (0.81) more...Dill (0.91) more...Rosemary (0.93) more...Parsley (1.07) more...Mint (1.09) more...Epazote (1.1) more...Cinnamon (1.8) more...Thyme (1.81) more...Lemongrass (2.23) more...Cocoa (2.5) more...Marjoram (3.6) more...Tarragon (3.9) more...Savory (4.3) more...Turmeric (4.35) more...Oregano (4.43) more...Chervil (8.8) more...
Zinc In Basil Based On Spices Category
Basil (2.65) more...Borage (3.06) more...Coriander (3.67) more...Parsley (6.33) more...Dill (7) more...Epazote (7.44) more...Mint (8.41) more...Rosemary (20.7) more...Thyme (24.45) more...Lemongrass (25.31) more...Chervil (49.1) more...Tarragon (50.22) more...Cocoa (57.9) more...Marjoram (60.56) more...Oregano (64.43) more...Turmeric (64.9) more...Savory (68.73) more...Ground cinnamon (80.59) more...Cinnamon (80.6) more...
Carbohydrates In Basil Based On Spices Category
Borage (21) more...Basil (23) more...Coriander (23) more...Epazote (32) more...Parsley (36) more...Dill (43) more...Mint (44) more...Lemongrass (99) more...Thyme (101) more...Rosemary (131) more...Cocoa (228) more...Chervil (237) more...Cinnamon (247) more...Ground cinnamon (247) more...Marjoram (271) more...Savory (272) more...Tarragon (295) more...Oregano (306) more...Turmeric (354) more...
Calories In Basil Based On Spices Category
Salt (24) more...Lemongrass (65) more...Coriander (67) more...Borage (93) more...Cocoa (128) more...Parsley (138) more...Basil (177) more...Turmeric (183) more...Mint (199) more...Dill (208) more...Epazote (275) more...Rosemary (317) more...Thyme (405) more...Cinnamon (1002) more...Ground cinnamon (1002) more...Tarragon (1139) more...Chervil (1346) more...Oregano (1576) more...Marjoram (1990) more...Savory (2132) more...
Calcium In Basil Based On Spices Category
Cinnamon (2) more...Lemongrass (6) more...Epazote (57) more...Ground cinnamon (295) more...Rosemary (2924) more...Mint (4054) more...Borage (4200) more...Tarragon (4200) more...Basil (5275) more...Savory (5310) more...Chervil (5850) more...Coriander (6748) more...Oregano (6903) more...Dill (7718) more...Marjoram (8068) more...Parsley (8424) more...
Vitamin A In Basil Based On Spices Category
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