Mayonnaise vs. Basil

Nutrition comparison of Mayonnaise and Basil


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of mayonnaise versus basil (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in mayonnaise and basil:

  • Both mayonnaise and basil are high in Vitamin K.
  • Basil has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, mayonnaise contains more Vitamin B12.
  • Basil has signficantly more dietary fiber than mayonnaise.
  • Basil is a great source of Vitamin C and potassium.
  • Basil is an excellent source of Vitamin A, calcium and iron.
Detailed nutritional comparison of mayonnaise and basil is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Mayonnaise (Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular) and Basil (Basil, fresh) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Mayonnaise is high in calories and basil has 97% less calories than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 680 calories per 100 grams and basil has 23 calories.

Mayonnaise Basil
Protein ~ 43%
Carbohydrates ~ 32%
Fat 99% 24%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both mayonnaise and basil are low in carbohydrates - mayonnaise has 0.57g of total carbs per 100 grams and basil has 2.7g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in basil are made of 84% dietary fiber and 16% sugar, whereas the carbs in mayonnaise comprise of 100% sugar.

dietary fiber

Basil has signficantly more dietary fiber than mayonnaise - basil has 1.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and mayonnaise does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Mayonnaise and basil contain similar amounts of sugar - mayonnaise has 0.57g of sugar per 100 grams and basil has 0.3g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Basil has 228% more protein than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 0.96g of protein per 100 grams and basil has 3.2g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Mayonnaise is high in saturated fat and basil has 100% less saturated fat than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 11.7g of saturated fat per 100 grams and basil has 0.04g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both mayonnaise and basil are low in trans fat - mayonnaise has 0.19g of trans fat per 100 grams and basil does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Basil has less cholesterol than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 42mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and basil does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Basil is a great source of Vitamin C and it has more Vitamin C than mayonnaise - basil has 18mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and mayonnaise does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Basil is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 15 times more Vitamin A than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 16ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and basil has 264ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Mayonnaise has more Vitamin D than basil - mayonnaise has 7iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and basil does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Mayonnaise has 310% more Vitamin E than basil - mayonnaise has 3.3mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and basil has 0.8mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Both mayonnaise and basil are high in Vitamin K. Basil has 154% more Vitamin K than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 163ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and basil has 414.8ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Basil has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, mayonnaise contains more Vitamin B12. Both mayonnaise and basil contain significant amounts of pantothenic acid.

Mayonnaise Basil
Thiamin 0.01 MG 0.034 MG
Riboflavin 0.019 MG 0.076 MG
Niacin ~ 0.902 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.172 MG 0.209 MG
Vitamin B6 0.008 MG 0.155 MG
Folate 5 UG 68 UG
Vitamin B12 0.12 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Basil is an excellent source of calcium and it has 21 times more calcium than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 8mg of calcium per 100 grams and basil has 177mg of calcium.

iron

Basil is an excellent source of iron and it has 14 times more iron than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 0.21mg of iron per 100 grams and basil has 3.2mg of iron.

potassium

Basil is a great source of potassium and it has 13 times more potassium than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 20mg of potassium per 100 grams and basil has 295mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Mayonnaise Basil
beta-carotene 6 UG 3142 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 12 UG 5650 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, mayonnaise has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than basil per 100 grams.

Mayonnaise Basil
alpha linoleic acid 5.456 G 0.316 G
DHA 0.005 G ~
Total 5.461 G 0.316 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, mayonnaise has more linoleic acid than basil per 100 grams.

Mayonnaise Basil
other omega 6 0.125 G ~
linoleic acid 39.146 G 0.073 G
Total 39.271 G 0.073 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Mayonnaise (Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular) and Basil (Basil, fresh) .

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