basil

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PHYTO- NUTRIENTS Orientin and Vicenin flavonoids – anti-cancer and protection from free-radical damage
FUNCTIONAL  BENEFITS and NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • Anti-oxidant protection
  • Mild sedative and anti-depressant
  • Headache treatment
  • Digestion – relaxes smooth muscles of intestines and dilates small blood vessels and is anti-bacterial
  • Nutrient rich
PLANT FAMILY Mint. Related to: Mint, Rosemary, Oregano, Marjoram, Sage, Thyme
DANGERS Oxalate (Calcium binding and Kidney health)
Basil, fresh per 100 g %RDA
Nutrient Unit RDA UL
Water g 92.06
Energy kcal 23
Protein g 3.15
Total lipid (fat) g 0.64
Carbohydrate, by difference g 2.65
Fiber, total dietary g 1.6
Sugars, total g 0.3
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 1000.0 2500.0 177 17.7%
Iron, Fe mg 8.0 45.0 3.17 39.6%
Magnesium, Mg mg 420.0 64 15.2%
Phosphorus, P mg 700.0 4000.0 56 8.0%
Potassium, K mg 470.0 295 62.8%
Sodium, Na mg 4
Zinc, Zn mg 11.0 40.0 0.81 7.4%
Copper, Cu mg 0.9 10.0 0.385 42.8%
Manganese, Mn mg 2.3 11.0 1.148 49.9%
Selenium, Se µg 55.0 400.0 0.3 0.5%
Vitamins
Vitamin C mg 90.0 2000.0 18 20.0%
Thiamin mg 1.2 0.034 2.8%
Riboflavin mg 1.3 0.076 5.8%
Niacin mg 16.0 35.0 0.902 5.6%
Pantothenic acid mg 5.0 0.209 4.2%
Vitamin B-6 mg 1.7 200.0 0.155 9.1%
Folate, total µg 400.0 1000.0 68 17.0%
Choline, total mg 11.4
Betaine mg 0.4
Vitamin B-12 µg 2.4 0 0.0%
Carotene, beta µg 3142
Carotene, alpha µg 0
Cryptoxanthin, beta µg 46
Vitamin A, IU IU 5000.0 50000.0 5275 105.5%
Lycopene µg 0
Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 5650
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.8
Vitamin E, total mg 15.0 1000.0 0.16 1.1%
Vitamin D IU 600.0 2000.0 0 0.0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 120.0 2000.0 414.8 345.7%

The Recommended Dietary Amount (RDA) is based upon recommendations for a 40 year old very active man that I have adapted from USDA’s Dietary Intake Recommendations: http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/fnic/interactiveDRI/. Using this link you can make your own calculations

Adapted from

  • Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books
  • USDA food database

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