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How to Use Basil – Cooking and Eating Tips

By | 2017-10-29T15:40:24+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Recipes|

How to Select and Store

  • For the tastiest basil choose fresh over the dried. Look for fresh vibrant and deep green leaves without darks spots or yellowing.
  • Buy organically grown basil; being leafy this means that if pesticides have been used they will be highly absorbed.  Also, it has […]

Basil Tea

By | 2013-12-07T18:53:49+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Beverages, Recipes|

Good for nausea and flatulence.

Ingredients:
1 tbsp fresh (or 1 tsp dried) basil
1 1/4 cup of water

Directions:

  1. Chop the basil into small pieces.
  2. Bring the water to a boil and then turn off the heat.
  3. Put the basil into the water and let it steep […]

Basil Nutrition

By | 2017-10-29T15:40:24+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Nutrition|

Basil Nutrition

 basil leaves

Basil is very rich source of many essential nutrients, minerals, and vitamins.

Basil is a very good source of iron, and calcium, and a good source of potassium and vitamin C.

It is low in calories and contains no cholesterol.

You can read the detailed nutrient content […]

7 Health Benefits of Basil – The Royal Herb

By | 2018-01-20T17:03:49+00:00 October 14th, 2013|Nutrition|

“A man taking basil from a woman will love her always.” Sir Thomas Moore

Basil, ‘The Oldest Herb’  is one of my favorites for cooking and health.  Discover its balancing health benefits, its amazing history and trivia, and many delicious recipes.

Basil has a distinct flavour which means that you can’t just add it to any dish […]