"Thai BASIL" FRESH from the market daily.
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Thai basil is often referred to as licorice basil for the strong anise flavour it offers.
Thai basil is more robust than sweet basil so can be cooked for longer periods of time without losing flavour. This makes Thai basil perfect for soups, stir-fries and curries.
Slightly cinnamon scented, similarly smelling to cloves. Thai basil's scent is not as pungent as sweet basil.
Herbal uses for basil include easing the pain in childbirth as well as easing a variety of ailments including headaches, indigestion, bad breath, joint pain, fatigue and strengthening the brain. If you have a cold or flu try drinking a strong basil tea with some lemon juice, a little honey and a pinch of cinnamon and cloves. A great tip if you’ve got a headache starting is to get some basil and rub it into your temples. Consuming fresh basil which has high amount of vitamins A and C can be considered a cancer fighter. Various cultures consider basil to help as a natural resistant to stress and disease and also to strengthen the immune system. Basil can be used as a hair conditioning rinse and scalp tonic by rinsing basil tea through your hair after shampooing.
Amount Per 100 grams, %Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.6 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.4 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 4 mg 0%
Potassium 295 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 2.7 g 0%
Dietary fiber 1.6 g 6%
Sugar 0.3 g
Protein 3.2 g 6%
Vitamin A 105% Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 17% Iron 17%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 10%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 16%
*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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