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The Benefits of Basil

May 11, 2017

The Benefits of Basil

Basil is a wonderful herb to use in your cooking. It’s often added to Italian food, soups, sandwiches, or pesto, and comes in a variety of flavors such as lemon and cinnamon basil.

 

It is a great plant to be grown indoors or out. I like to keep a small plant by my kitchen window and snip a few leaves to add to food.

 

It is one of the healthiest herbs and has so many benefits:

 

•Vitamin K - good for blood clotting
•Vitamin A - may help prevent cholesterol in the blood
•Contains iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, and potassium
•Has antibacterial properties
•Anti-inflammatory
•Helps rheumatoid arthritis

 

You can dry the leaves, freeze them whole, or chop them, add oil, and freeze in ice cube trays.

 

 

 

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