Basil - Home Remedies and Beauty Tips Glossary

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This herb is from the peppermint family.

In addition to enhancing sauces and seasonings basil has many health benefits.

Juice of basil leaves is taken along with honey taken on a daily basis - expels kidney stones and strengthens kidneys.

Chewing 12 basil leaves morning and evening relieves stress and purifies blood.

A paste of basil leaves helps leucoderma and ringworm.

Basil, fresh - Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 100 grams
Amount Per Serving
Calories 23Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1 %
   Saturated Fat 0g 0 %
   Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0  %
Sodium 4mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1  %
   Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6 %
   Sugar 0g
Protein 3g 6 %
Vitamin A 106%  Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 18%  Iron 18%
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.
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Nutrition summary

Calories

23

Fat

5.4 g

Carbs

9.5 g

Protein

7.7 g
Basil, fresh
Percent breakdown of 23 total Calories (kcal)
Protein 33.42% (3.2 g x 2.4 Kcal/g = 7.7 kcal)
Fat 23.29% (0.64 g x 8.37 Kcal/g = 5.4 kcal)
Carbohydrate 41.13% (2.65 g x 3.6 Kcal/g = 9.46 kcal)

Vitamins

Nutrient Amount %DV
Betaine 0.4 mcg
Carotene, alpha 0 mcg
Carotene, beta 3142  mcg
Choline 11.4 mg
Cryptoxanthin, beta 46  mcg
Folate, DFE 68  mcg 17 %
Folate, food 68  mcg 17 %
Folate, total 68  mcg 17 %
Folic acid 0  mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin 5650 mcg
Lycopene 0  mcg
Niacin 0.9  mg 4.51 %
Pantothenic acid 0.21 mg 2.09 %
Retinol 0  mcg
Riboflavin 0.08  mg 4.47 %
Thiamin 0.03 mg 2.27 %
Tocopherol, beta 0 mg
Tocopherol, delta 0 mg
Tocopherol, gamma 0.16 mg
Vitamin A 5275  IU 105.5 %
Vitamin B12 0 mcg 0 %
Vitamin B6 0.16 mg 7.75 %
Vitamin C 18 mg 30 %
Vitamin D 0 IU 0 %
Vitamin E 0.8 mg 2.67 %
Vitamin K 414.8  mcg 518.5 %

Protein and Amino Acids

Nutrient Amount %DV
Protein 3.15 g 6.3 %
Essential Aminos
Histidine 0.05 g
Isoleucine 0.1 g
Leucine 0.19 g
Lysine 0.11 g
Methionine 0.04 g
Phenylalanine 0.13 g
Threonine 0.1 g
Tryptophan 0.04 g
Valine 0.13 g
Non-essential Aminos
Arginine 0.12 g
Alanine 0.13 g
Aspartic acid 0.3 g
Cystine 0.03 g
Glutamic acid 0.28 g
Glycine 0.12 g
Hydroxyproline ~
Proline 0.1 g
Serine 0.1 g
Tyrosine 0.08 g
Methionine 0.04 g
Phenylalanine 0.13 g

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