Basil

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Basil is a flavorsome, leafy green herb that was introduced from Africa and Asia. It’s a member of the mint family, and there are many different varieties. A popular herb used in seasoning in food, this aromatic herb is also used in supplements and teas, which may provide a range of health benefits.

Potential Benefits of Sweet Basil (Medical Studies)

  • Reduce memory loss associated with aging and stress
  • Lessen stroke damage and support recovery, whether given before or right after a stroke
  • Reduce depression related to chronic stress
  • Reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension
  • Improve fasting blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides
  • Guard against aspirin’s damage to your gut, particularly preventing ulcers
  • Relaxes blood vessels and thin your blood, similar to aspirin
  • Increase mental alertness when inhaled as aromatherapy
  • Prevent certain cancers, including of the colon, breast, and pancreas
  • An infectious disease alternative to antibiotics, including combating antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria
  • Represses the growth of bacteria that cause dental decay
  • Repel insects, such as mosquitos and ticks

How to Use

  • Pesto
    Go the traditional route and whip up a mean pesto sauce. Use as a condiment or as a sauce for fish or pasta dishes.
  • Infused Oil
    Infuse your favorite olive oil with basil. It only takes a few minutes!
  • Appetizers
    Having a few guests over? Whip up simple finger foods using fresh basil leaves.
  • Vegetable Soups
    Whip up a batch of a summer veggie soup–add ribbons of chopped basil for more seasonal flair.
  • Salads
    Basil pairs nicely with a wide variety of seasonal veggies. Just chop and toss into your favorite salad.
  • Pizza
    Toss whole basil leaves on your favorite pizza when it’s hot out of the oven. Delicious!
  • Fish & Seafood Dishes
    Tomato and basil are a match made in seafood heaven. Combine with shrimp or halibut for a delicious main dish.
  • Sides
    Use aromatic basil to punch up your everyday sides.
  • Frozen Desserts
    Basil also goes well with fruit like watermelon, lime, lemon, mango, and strawberries. Combine for variety of mouthwatering frozen treats.
  • Cocktails
    Don’t forget your cocktails! Muddle basil into a lemon or berry-based drinks to balance out the sweetness.

See our recipes with Basil and information here »

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