All About Basil…
It's not just something that tastes good on tomatoes! Did you know:
-Basil is related to peppermint!
-It possesses anti-bacterial properties.
-Basil has anti-inflammatory effects!
-HIgh in Vitamin A, and magnesium, which promotes cardiovascular health
-It's also a very good source of iron, and calcium, and a good source of potassium and vitamin C.
Try the following ideas to include basil into your diet:
Combine fresh chopped basil with garlic, lemon, pine nuts and olive oil for a Paleo Pesto!
Take a virtual trip to Italy: make a Paleo Caprese Salad with basil leaves & fresh tomato slices.
Chop it up and scatter on top of your soups & sauces.
Try some basil & ginger tea by adding some of each to a cup of hot water.
Tie with a few of your other favorite herbs to create a bouquet garnis for stew,