Nutrition and buying tips: Basil

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basil flakes at Regency Spices

All values below are per 1 tsp (0.7g) of Basil Flakes.

Proximates
Water 0.7g
Energy 2kcal
Protein 0.16g
Total lipid (fat) 0.03g
Carbohydrate, by difference 0.33g
Fiber, total dietary 0.3g
Sugars, total 0.01g

Minerals
Calcium, Ca 16mg
Iron, Fe 0.63mg
Magnesium, Mg 5mg
Phosphorus, P 2mg
Potassium, K 18mg
Sodium, Na 1mg
Zinc, Zn 0.05mg

Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.0mg
Thiamin 0.001mg
Riboflavin 0.008mg
Niacin 0.034mg
Vitamin B-6 0.009mg
Folate, DFE 7µg
Vitamin B-12 0.00µg
Vitamin A, IU 16IU
Vitamin E, 0.22mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µg
Vitamin D 0IU
Vitamin K 36µg

Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.045g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.026g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.010g
Fatt acids, total trans 0g
Cholesterol 0mg

Tips on buying quality Basil

Herbs are one of the toughest food products to buy high quality of. To buy high quality Basil online, you need to be fully sure that what you’re getting is really Basil Flakes, and not flakes that look like Basil but are duds. This is really common in the herb trade, and we indirectly refer to this kind of dilution using different %s of volatile oil. Pure Basil has a high volatile oil %, around 2-3%. Diluted ones are usually much lower, 1.5%, 1.3% and sometimes even 1%. This is one reason why Regency’s basil flakes smell as strong as they do – they’re pure! Welcome to read our Basil page for more notes, or purchase your own of the most premium tasting quality available!


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