Basil is not only a fragrant and tasty spice, but also a very useful plant. It grows in South Asia and reaches 70 cm in length.
There are several varieties of basil, so it has many shades, ranging from green to purple, although the flavors of this spice can also be different.
Fragrant basil contains a large amount of nutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fiber), vitamins (B, provitamin A, ascorbic acid, phylloquinone), micro and macronutrients (magnesium, copper, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium), essential oils (camphor, cineole, eugenol).
Basil is used in cooking and folk medicine.
Fresh and dried basil is used as a seasoning. It is added to meat and fish dishes, legumes, vegetables, soups. It goes well with fresh tomatoes, eggs, cheese, pizza, sauces. Pasta with basil and pizza with basil are especially tasty. In any form, the spice is used in the preparation of sauces, ketchups, dressings. For example, the most popular Italian pesto sauce is basil. Small dried leaves of the plant are added to improve the taste of pâtés and sausages. Used in the same way for smoking and canning. Basil is a spice that is used even in the alcohol industry. It is used to prepare liqueurs.
If you suddenly find a great recipe with basil and want to cook it, but there is no spice at home, you can use oregano . These are two and completely different plants, but basil and oregano give the dishes an equally unique taste and aroma.
In cooking, basil is widely used, but in medicine does not forget.
The useful properties of basil include the following:
- Normalizes the nervous system, normalizes sleep.
- The plant, thanks to essential oils has bactericidal properties.
- Basil improves digestion and appetite.
- Has antipyretic properties.
- It is used to treat the oral cavity: to strengthen the gums, bad breath.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- The essential oils of basil moisturize the skin and hair.
- Great for relieving headaches.
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