Basil is rich in both culinary and nutritional values.

Here is a breakdown of the nutritional content of a ½ cup (21.20 grams) of basil:

Vitamin K: 87.94 mcg (98 %DV)

Manganese: 0.24 mg (12 %DV)

Copper: 0.08 mg (9 %DV)

Vitamin A: 55.91 mcg RAE (6 %DV)

Vitamin C: 3.82 mg (5 %DV)

Calcium: 37.52 mg (4 %DV)

Iron: 0.67 mg (4% DV)

Folate: 14.42 mcg (4% DV)

Magnesium: 13.57 mg (3% DV)

Omega-3 Fats: 0.07 g (3% DV)

Basil has other nutrients too, but in negligible amounts.

It packs very few calories, and almost no carbohydrates and fat content.

It also scores very low on the Glycemic Index (14).

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