Calorie Database

Searchable online nutrition database

Basil, Fresh

How many Calories in Basil, fresh?

40 Cals per 100g

Tell Me More...

How many Calories in Basil, dried, ground?

How many Calories in Asafoetida?

Find out more about Herbs and spices.

Basil, fresh also contains:

  • 5.1 g of carbohydrates,
  • 3.1 grams of protein,
  • 0.8 grams of fat and
  • 0.0 mg of cholesterol

per 100g serving.

That represents 2.0% of typical adult GDA (2,000 Cals) for calorie intake, 1.9% of carbohydrate GDA, 6.2% of protein GDA and 1.1% of fat GDA.

Traffic Light Labelling *

Fat Low
Saturated Fat Low
Sugar Low
Salt Low

* See the NHS Livewell pages for more information on food traffic light labelling.

For additional nutritional data about Basil, fresh including fibre, sugars, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and more see the data table below.

Nutritional Data

All figures below are expressed per 100g edible portion.

Energy (Calories) 40 Kcals/Calories
Energy (Kilojoules) 169 KJ
Water 88.0 g
Nitrogen 0.50 g
Protein 3.1 g
Fat 0.8 g
Carbohydrates 5.1 g
Starch Tr g
Sugar N g
Fibre N g
Alcohol g/ml
Saturated fatty acids N g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids N g
Trans fatty acids g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


Retinol - Vitamin A 0 mcg
Carotene - Vitamin A (3950) mcg
Retinol Equivalent (660) mcg
Vitamin D 0.0 mcg
Vitamin E N mg
Vitamin K1 mcg
Thiamin 0.08 mg
Riboflavin 0.31 mg
Niacin 1.1 mg
Tryptophan N mg
Niacin Equivalent mg
Vitamin B6 N mg
Vitamin B12 0.0 mcg
Folate N mcg
Pantothenate N mg
Biotin N mcg
Vitamin C 26 mg


Sodium 9 mg
Potassium 300 mg
Calcium 250 mg
Magnesium 11 mg
Phosphorus 37 mg
Iron 5.50 mg
Copper N mg
Zinc (0.7) mg
Chloride N mg
Manganese N mcg
Selenium N mcg
Iodine N mcg


LGC, 6 samples and refs. 7, 10