Herbs, Basil

About This Food

Basil is a bright green, leafy plant, Ocimum basilicum, which is in the Labitae, or mint family.

Basil is grown primarily in the United States, France, and the Mediterranean region. It is widely used in Italian cuisine and is often paired with tomatoes. It is also used in Thai cooking.

Basil is rich in antioxidants and has a sweet, herbal bouquet and its name means “be fragrant”.

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=4,805 (fresh) and 67,553 (dried)

Store fresh basil leaves loosely covered in the crisper of your refrigerator. Dried basil should be kept in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • VitaminK
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tbsp(s)basil

Calories: 1

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.02 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
9 g
ALA
9 mg
EPA, DHA
0 mg, 0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.08 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.03 g
Sugars
0.01 g
Fiber
0.05 g
Protein
0.09 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Macronutrients
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
158.25 IU
3%
Vitamin C
0.54 mg
1%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.02 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
12.44 mg
16%
Folate
2.04 mcg
1%
Niacin
0.03 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0.34 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
5.31 mg
1%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.1 mg
1%
Magnesium
1.92 mg
0%
Manganese
0.03 mg
2%
Phosphorous
1.68 mg
0%
Potassium
8.85 mg
0%
Selenium
0.01 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.12 mg
0%
Zinc
0.02 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
94.26 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
1.38 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
169.5 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg
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