Basil is an aromatic broad-leaved, green herbaceous plant. Its use in the kitchen is very widespread throughout the world and it stands out in the Mediterranean thanks to Italy, a country that makes basil an indispensable condiment in its recipes. Its use in cooked and raw recipes gives the dishes a Mediterranean touch with an incomparable freshness.
Basil originates from Asia, mainly India and Arabia, and was introduced to Europe in the 16th century. Its use since then has been of great importance in the western world.
Characteristics of Basil
There are many medicinal and healthy properties of basil being called as the "Queen of Herbs" in Ayurvedic medicine. Among its many properties we find its digestive use being used for cases of gastritis, strengthens the nervous system so it is considered an anti-stress plant and also has anticoagulant properties. Among its vitamins are C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, E, D and K.
Uses of Basil in leaf
This spice of strong flavor cultivated in Mediterranean climate is ideal for dressing salads, red meats or poultry, fish and vegetables as well as for cooking rice, bread and pasta. Basil combines perfectly with garlic, giving our dishes a typical Mediterranean flavour as well as with mustard, oregano, paprika, parsley or pepper.
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