Are Basil Seeds Keto Friendly? Carbs In Basil Seeds

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Chicken breasts, leafy greens, and avocado the perfect combo for a healthy salad. Even though you love salads having the same thing over and over again can be tedious.

Adding basil seeds to your meal is something different, but you might be concerned if is it keto-friendly or not.

Basil seeds are high in fiber, iron, potassium, and calcium content with zero net carbs, making them keto-friendly.

How Many Carbs Are In Basil Seeds?

The tiny black basil seeds are high in fiber, iron, potassium, and calcium content with zero net carbs.

1 tablespoon of basil seeds contains 7 grams of fiber, 2 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein, and 0 grams of net carbs.

All of this makes basil seeds the perfect go-to option for making your smoothies, salads, and desserts healthier when you’re on keto.

As 0 net carbs mean you can easily stay within the required daily carb intake limit of 20 grams to 50 grams.

The Key Takeaway

While basil seeds are high in fiber content with zero net carbs, it’s useful to keep in mind that they’re calorie-dense.

Just 1 tablespoon of basil seeds contains 60 calories.

This means you have to be careful about how much of these seeds you’re consuming.


Because even if you’re consuming zero net carbs, you can still gain weight if you include only calorie-dense food in your diet. So, in other words, be mindful when adding basil seeds to your meals.

P.S. If you have hit a weight loss plateau on your keto diet, here is an article that I wrote about breaking a keto stall. Spoiler: One of the ways is to reduce your calories! ~Angela

Angela Davis

I'm Angela Davis, Co-Founder of Advantage Meals. I have a Bachelors in Anthropology and Masters in Holistic Nutrition. My passion is Ancestral Nutrition and for over a decade I've been helping Keto Diet beginners and those looking for their Primal Diet. "There is no one right way." Below are the most recent articles I've written for

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