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National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Full Report (All Nutrients):  02004, Spices, bay leaf
Food Group: Spices and Herbs
Scientific Name:  Laurus nobilis
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, crumbled 0.6 g

tbsp, crumbled 1.8 g
Proximates Water g 5.44 23 0.250 0.03 0.10
Proximates Energy kcal 313 -- -- 2 6
Proximates Energy kJ 1312 -- -- 8 24
Proximates Protein g 7.61 6 0.420 0.05 0.14
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 8.36 6 0.260 0.05 0.15
Proximates Ash g 3.62 24 0.080 0.02 0.07
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 74.97 -- -- 0.45 1.35
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 26.3 -- -- 0.2 0.5
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 834 4 168.000 5 15
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 43.00 4 17.350 0.26 0.77
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 120 3 20.000 1 2
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 113 3 8.000 1 2
Minerals Potassium, K mg 529 5 60.000 3 10
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 23 4 1.000 0 0
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 3.70 3 0.620 0.02 0.07
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.416 -- -- 0.002 0.007
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 8.167 -- -- 0.049 0.147
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 2.8 -- -- 0.0 0.1
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 46.5 1 -- 0.3 0.8
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.009 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.421 1 -- 0.003 0.008
Vitamins Niacin mg 2.005 1 -- 0.012 0.036
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1 mg 1.740 2 -- 0.010 0.031
Vitamins Folate, total µg 180 -- -- 1 3
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 180 -- -- 1 3
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 180 -- -- 1 3
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 309 1 -- 2 6
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 6185 1 -- 37 111
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 2.280 -- -- 0.014 0.041
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 g 0.010 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 g 0.010 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 g 0.530 1 -- 0.003 0.010
Lipids 14:0 g 0.210 1 -- 0.001 0.004
Lipids 16:0 g 1.270 1 -- 0.008 0.023
Lipids 18:0 g 0.160 -- -- 0.001 0.003
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 1.640 -- -- 0.010 0.030
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.140 1 -- 0.001 0.003
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 1.500 1 -- 0.009 0.027
Lipids 20:1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 2.290 -- -- 0.014 0.041
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 1.240 1 -- 0.007 0.022
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 1.050 1 -- 0.006 0.019
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0

Sources of Data

1S.W. Leonard, K. Hardin, J.E. Leklem Vitamin B-6 Content of Spices , 2001 Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 14   pp.163-167
Langual Code(s)

  • A0113 SPICE OR HERB (US CFR)
  • A1272 0200 SPICES AND HERBS (USDA SR)
  • B1197 BAY
  • C0200 LEAF
  • E0151 SOLID
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0138 WATER REMOVED
  • J0141 NATURALLY DRIED
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION