Basil, Sweet, Ocimum basilicum
Basil is an excellent source of vitamins A and K, plus a good source of vitamin C and manganese. It is also rich in antioxidants and has antibacterial properties. Basil also makes an absolutely delightful breath refresher.
Basil in cooking - Basil is an important condiment in numerous cuisines around the world. This is due to the fact that it goes well with various dishes. You should add basil at the very end of the preparation process, in order to preserve its taste. Use it fresh, in order to obtain a stronger flavor. Dried basil can also be used. The basil tea is extremely healthy and delicious. You should pour a cup of hot water over 2t fresh chopped basil leaves (or 1t dried), cover and leave it thus for 8 minutes. Afterward, strain it and enjoy it!
Taste: Minty and slightly peppery, with a touch of sweetness
Perfect for: Sauces, sandwiches, homemade pizza, salads, tomato, mozzarella, and desserts