Category Aromatic herbs
Seasonal period: All year

Basil is an aromatic herb that belongs to the Mint Family (Lamiaceae). Its shiny green leaves are soft, and it should be consumed raw or undercooked, otherwise it loses its scent.

It is often used in the Italian cuisine (for the pesto sauce) and in tomato dishes, as well as in the Thai cuisine. Its sweet aroma goes well with meat, vegetables, cheese and egg recipes. It is also popular with baked chicken, lamb or fish, and it pairs well with garlic, thyme and oregano too.

Nutritional information (100.0 g)
Fiber 3.9 g
Saturates 0.04 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 0.09 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 0.39 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Calcium 154.0 mg
Iron 3.17 mg
Zinc 0.85 mg
Vitamin A 0.0 ug
Vitamin C 18.0 g
Folic acid 64.0 ug
Salt (Sodium) 0.0 mg
Sugars 0.0 g
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