Basil calories and nutrition analyse

Basil: calories, protein, carbs and fat exact data

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How many calories in basil?

100g of basil has about 23 calories (kcal).

For example, handful of basil (10 g) has about 2 calories.

To visualize how much it actualy is, take in mind that calories amount from handful of basil (10 g) 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.

Calories in basil came from protein in 44%, from carbs in 37% and from fat in 20%.

See also: Vitamins and health benefits of basil.

Basil - calories and nutrition per 100g

Calories 23 kcal
Carbs 2.65 gram
Protein 3.15 gram
Fat 0.64 gram

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How many calories in handfull, glass of basil?

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

  • Handfull of basil (10g)2 kcal
  • Glass full of basil (70g)16 kcal
  • 10g of basil2 kcal
  • 20g of basil5 kcal
  • 50g of basil12 kcal
  • 100g of basil23 kcal
  • 200g of basil46 kcal
  • 500g of basil115 kcal

How much protein in basil?

Basil has 3.15 g protein per 100g.
When you multiplay this value with weight of handful of basil (10 g) you can see that you will get about 0.3 g of protein.

How much 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 (10 g) has about 0.3 g of carbs.

How much fat in basil?

Basil has 0.64 g fat per 100g.
So it is easy to count that handful of basil (10 g) has about 0.1 g of fat.

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, celeries or coriander.

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handful of basil (10 g) has:

2kcal For burning these calories you have to:
Bike 1 min. Bike
Horse ride 1 min. Horse ride
Play tennis 1 min. Tennis
Run 1 min. Run
Swim 1 min. Swim
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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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