Basil is native to India, but it is found in cuisines all over the world. Basil has a sweet and powerful flavor that is most used in Italian cooking but can be found often in Chinese and Thai recipes as well.
Use: Basil is good with most any dish including, pizza, pasta, sauces, tomatoes, vegetable, meat, chicken, and fish.
Health Benefits: Basil is an excellent source of vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Basil may help relieve symptoms from the common cold, coughs, sore throat, and fever. May reduce high cholesterol, treat mouth infections, skin infections, and relieve stress.
Did you know: Basil is known as the tomato herb, because it goes so well with tomatoes dishes.