Premium Quality Basil Leaves. Perfect for tomato sauce, pizza, pasta, fish, salad dressing and soups, etc. Certified Kosher OU Packaged in the USA non-irradiated non-GMO and No MSG. The aromatic herb is a member of the mint family. Sweet basil is native to India, where it is profusely used in recipes for distinct aroma and as a medicine for therapeutic effects.
The dried grayish-green leaves are loved for their fragrant aroma and taste reminiscent of anise. It makes an automatic entry in many recipes for its warm, aromatic, pungent flavor. Health Benefits Known in Greek as “king” or “royal,” basil is primarily used as a flavoring agent in many recipes all over the world. In Italy, the aromatic herb is generously used in sauces. Thanks to its distinct flavor, basil is also used as an insecticide.
Its flavonoids and volatile oils lend basil its unique healing properties, from protection against unwanted bacterial growth to providing symptomatic relief from viral infections, such as cough and cold, and inflammatory problems. As a good source of magnesium, basil promotes cardiovascular health.