United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Full Report (All Nutrients):  02003, Spices, basil, dried
Food Group: Spices and Herbs
Scientific Name:  Ocimum basilicum
Carbohydrate Factor: 3   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 2.44   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
tsp, leaves 0.7 g

tbsp, leaves 2.1 g

tsp, ground 1.4 g

tbsp, ground 4.5 g
Proximates Water 1 g 10.35 1 -- 0.07 0.22 0.14 0.47
Proximates Energy kcal 233 -- -- 2 5 3 10
Proximates Energy kJ 976 -- -- 7 20 14 44
Proximates Protein 1 g 22.98 1 -- 0.16 0.48 0.32 1.03
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1 g 4.07 1 -- 0.03 0.09 0.06 0.18
Proximates Ash 1 g 14.85 1 -- 0.10 0.31 0.21 0.67
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 47.75 -- -- 0.33 1.00 0.67 2.15
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 1 g 37.7 1 -- 0.3 0.8 0.5 1.7
Proximates Sugars, total 1 g 1.71 1 -- 0.01 0.04 0.02 0.08
Proximates Sucrose 1 g 0.02 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 1 g 0.75 1 -- 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.03
Proximates Fructose 1 g 0.75 1 -- 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.03
Proximates Lactose 1 g 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose 1 g 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Galactose 1 g 0.19 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1 mg 2240 1 -- 16 47 31 101
Minerals Iron, Fe 1 mg 89.80 1 -- 0.63 1.89 1.26 4.04
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1 mg 711 1 -- 5 15 10 32
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1 mg 274 1 -- 2 6 4 12
Minerals Potassium, K 1 mg 2630 1 -- 18 55 37 118
Minerals Sodium, Na 1 mg 76 1 -- 1 2 1 3
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1 mg 7.10 1 -- 0.05 0.15 0.10 0.32
Minerals Copper, Cu 1 mg 2.100 1 -- 0.015 0.044 0.029 0.095
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1 mg 9.800 1 -- 0.069 0.206 0.137 0.441
Minerals Selenium, Se 1 µg 3.0 1 -- 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1, 2 mg 0.8 3 0.010 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Thiamin 1 mg 0.080 1 -- 0.001 0.002 0.001 0.004
Vitamins Riboflavin 1 mg 1.200 1 -- 0.008 0.025 0.017 0.054
Vitamins Niacin 1 mg 4.900 1 -- 0.034 0.103 0.069 0.221
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 1 mg 0.838 1 -- 0.006 0.018 0.012 0.038
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1, 3 mg 1.340 3 0.980 0.009 0.028 0.019 0.060
Vitamins Folate, total 1 µg 310 1 -- 2 7 4 14
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 310 1 -- 2 7 4 14
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 310 -- -- 2 7 4 14
Vitamins Choline, total 1 mg 54.9 -- -- 0.4 1.2 0.8 2.5
Vitamins Betaine 1 mg 16.1 1 -- 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.7
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE 1 µg 37 1 -- 0 1 1 2
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1 µg 378 1 -- 3 8 5 17
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 1 µg 113 1 -- 1 2 2 5
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 1 µg 24 1 -- 0 1 0 1
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU 1 IU 744 1 -- 5 16 10 33
Vitamins Lycopene 1 µg 393 1 -- 3 8 6 18
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin 1 µg 1150 1 -- 8 24 16 52
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg 10.70 1 -- 0.07 0.22 0.15 0.48
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg 0.77 1 -- 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.03
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, delta 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg 1714.5 1 -- 12.0 36.0 24.0 77.2
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 2.157 -- -- 0.015 0.045 0.030 0.097
Lipids 4:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 13:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 1 g 0.046 1 -- 0.000 0.001 0.001 0.002
Lipids 15:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 1 g 1.036 1 -- 0.007 0.022 0.015 0.047
Lipids 17:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:0 1 g 1.075 1 -- 0.008 0.023 0.015 0.048
Lipids 20:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 24:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 1.238 -- -- 0.009 0.026 0.017 0.056
Lipids 14:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.171 1 -- 0.001 0.004 0.002 0.008
Lipids 17:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated 1 g 1.067 -- -- 0.007 0.022 0.015 0.048
Lipids 18:1 c 1 g 1.067 1 -- 0.007 0.022 0.015 0.048
Lipids 18:1 t 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 24:1 c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.498 -- -- 0.003 0.010 0.007 0.022
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated 1 g 0.199 1 -- 0.001 0.004 0.003 0.009
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.300 -- -- 0.002 0.006 0.004 0.013
Lipids 18:3 n-3 c,c,c (ALA) 1 g 0.296 1 -- 0.002 0.006 0.004 0.013
Lipids 18:3 n-6 c,c,c 1 g 0.004 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:2 n-6 c,c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Lipids Phytosterols mg 106 -- -- 1 2 1 5
Amino Acids Tryptophan 1 g 0.260 -- -- 0.002 0.005 0.004 0.012
Amino Acids Threonine 1 g 0.760 -- -- 0.005 0.016 0.011 0.034
Amino Acids Isoleucine 1 g 1.060 -- -- 0.007 0.022 0.015 0.048
Amino Acids Leucine 1 g 1.850 -- -- 0.013 0.039 0.026 0.083
Amino Acids Lysine 1 g 1.150 -- -- 0.008 0.024 0.016 0.052
Amino Acids Methionine 1 g 0.320 -- -- 0.002 0.007 0.004 0.014
Amino Acids Cystine 1 g 0.190 -- -- 0.001 0.004 0.003 0.009
Amino Acids Phenylalanine 1 g 1.250 -- -- 0.009 0.026 0.018 0.056
Amino Acids Tyrosine 1 g 0.750 -- -- 0.005 0.016 0.010 0.034
Amino Acids Valine 1 g 1.450 -- -- 0.010 0.030 0.020 0.065
Amino Acids Arginine 1 g 1.230 -- -- 0.009 0.026 0.017 0.055
Amino Acids Histidine 1 g 0.450 -- -- 0.003 0.009 0.006 0.020
Amino Acids Alanine 1 g 1.180 -- -- 0.008 0.025 0.017 0.053
Amino Acids Aspartic acid 1 g 3.020 -- -- 0.021 0.063 0.042 0.136
Amino Acids Glutamic acid 1 g 2.570 -- -- 0.018 0.054 0.036 0.116
Amino Acids Glycine 1 g 1.250 -- -- 0.009 0.026 0.018 0.056
Amino Acids Proline 1 g 2.700 -- -- 0.019 0.057 0.038 0.121
Amino Acids Serine 1 g 0.530 -- -- 0.004 0.011 0.007 0.024
Amino Acids Hydroxyproline 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin dimers 4 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin trimers 4 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 4 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 4 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 4 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Sources of Data

1Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program Wave 6h , 2002  Beltsville MD  
2Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program Wave 13x , 2009  Beltsville MD  
3S.W. Leonard, K. Hardin, J.E. Leklem Vitamin B-6 Content of Spices , 2001 Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 14   pp.163-167
4Gu, L., Kelm, M.A., Hammerstone, J.F., Beecher, G., Holden, J., Haytowitz, D., Gebhardt, S., and Prior, R.L. Screening foods containing proanthocyanidins and their structural characterization using LC-MS/MS and thiolytic degradation , 2003 J. Agric. Food Chem. 51   pp.7513-7521
Langual Code(s)

  • A0113 SPICE OR HERB (US CFR)
  • A1272 0200 SPICES AND HERBS (USDA SR)
  • B1158 BASIL, SWEET
  • C0200 LEAF
  • E0151 SOLID
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0138 WATER REMOVED
  • J0144 ARTIFICIALLY HEAT DRIED
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION