Incredible benefits of basil you didn’t know about

The benefits of basil leaves are quite a lot. Here are some you may not have known.

Basil is a flavorful, leafy green herb that originated in Asia and Africa.

Basil leaves are used in a variety of culinary preparations. In addition to the flavour, the culinary herb is said to preserve and enhance the properties of the food. 

Benefits of eating basil

Basil contains vitamins and minerals and several antioxidants, and scientists are studying the potential benefits of extracts or essential oils of basil. Preliminary research suggests that it may:

Basil leaves are used in a variety of culinary preparations. In addition to the flavour, the culinary herb is said to preserve and enhance the properties of the food. 

Grown your own basil

You can grow basil anywhere with nighttime temperatures above 60℉ (15.5℃) for at least two months. Basil is sensitive to cold and likes sun exposure all day.

You can cultivate basil from a seed planted in dirt or a stem cut from another plant that you put in water until roots start to grow. Basil will flourish in a garden or patio pot that drains well.

If you have a lot of fresh basil, you can dry the leaves and store them in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Avoid crumbling the leaves until you need them, as this helps retain their essential oils, aroma and flavor.

You can cultivate basil from a seed planted in dirt or a stem cut from another plant that you put in water until roots start to grow. Basil will flourish in a garden or patio pot that drains well.

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