Basil

Designated as the “royal herb” by Ancient Greeks, basil is one of the most popularly used herbs worldwide. Basil is a member of the mint family originally from India and is now prominently featured in many cuisines worldwide. Depending on the variety, the leaves may taste somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, and sweet smell. For centuries, basil has been thought to be a panacea in many different cultures. Now, basil oil is known to have potent antiviral and antioxidant properties, making it a potential aid in preventing cancer. Basil leaves have almost no calories, yet are..

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