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Basil - fresh
It is popularly thought that basil was introduced by the Italians, when in actual fact, basil is native to Asia and Africa. It is from the mint family. In Romania, if a girl gives a sprig to her boyfriend, they are engaged, and a good Hindu goes to rest with a leaf on his breast as a passport to Paradise.
Category: Herb
In Season:
To Buy:
Look for stong fresh leaves without blemishes. Better still, grow your own!
To Store:
Store cut basil in a plastic bag lined with kitchen paper to last for a week.
Tips & Tricks:
Tear the leaves or use a very sharp knife to avoid bruising, causing the leaves to blacken.
Cooking Tips:
To fully release the aniseed flavour in a pasta sauce, fry the chopped basil in hot olive oil first before adding to the other ingredients.

Nutrition per 1 Cup:

Weight (grams):
27
Carbohydrates, g:
0.5
Fat (g):
0.2
Amines:
No information available
Glutamates:
n/a
Energy (kJ):
32
Protein (g):
0.5
Saturated Fat, g :
0.0
Salicylates:
Very high

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Bacterial Infections
Headache
Intestinal Worms & Parasites
Bronchitis
Infections
Digestive Disorders
Inflammation

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.





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