Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in red blood cell formation
Anti-aging
Anti-bacterial qualities
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-viral qualities
Aphrodisiac
Fights depression
Fights free radicals
Increases stamina
May reduce cholesterol
May reduce stress
Relieves PMS
Relieves heartburn

Nutrition:

Serving size: 2 tbsp chopped; Calories: 1; Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Carbs: 0g; Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 0g; Potassium: 0%DV; Vitamin A: 5%DV; Vitamin C: 1%DV; Calcium: 0%DV; Iron: 1%DV

Did You Know?

  • Basil has a clove-like flavor with a strong, pungent, sweet smell.
  • North Shore Living Herbs® offers Certified Organic North Shore Living Herbs® Basil. Ready to use, fresh, pesticide-free and high-quality.
  • Basil is the ultimate complement to tomatoes, and also pairs nicely with onions, garlic and olives. Basil is most well-known for its role in Italian cuisine; however, it is also often used in Asian cuisine.
  • Basil is considered to be sacred in the Hundu cultures, as they believe it is a favorite of the gods.

Ways to Eat:

North Shore Living Herbs ® Kitchen Tips!
For the most intense flavor, fresh basil should be added to cooked dishes or at the very end of the cooking process because prolonged heat will cause its oils to dissipate, which reduces the distinct flavor. Incorporate the whole leaf or mince finely with a sharp kitchen knife, depending on your recipe. 

Try one of North Shore Living Herbs' ® recipes or simply pair it with some of the ingredients suggested below:

Vegetables • Zucchini, corn, bell pepper, tomato, green beans, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, eggplant, squash, spinach, artichoke, fennel, onion, potato
Seafood • Lobster, shrimp, crab, red snapper, salmon (fresh and smoked), grouper, tuna
Meat and Poultry • Chicken, turkey, beef, veal, lamb, sausage
Soups and Sauces • Corn chowder, tomato, minestrone, vegetable soup, béchamel
Dairy • Egg dishes, ricotta, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, bleu cheese, goat cheese
Legumes and Grains • Tabouleh, polenta, cannellini beans, rice (all varieties), couscous, all pasta
Fruit and Dessert • Watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, apple, peach, nectarine, pear, figs
Herbs and Seasoning • Lemon, lime, mint, oregano, chili, garlic, chives, ginger, capers, curry, coconut milk

Farming Trivia:

    

  • North Shore Living Herbs® are grown hydroponically in greenhouses using the latest European greenhouse technology – always pesticide-free.
  • The word basil is derived from the Greek word basileus which mean, “royal” or “kingly.”
  • Ancient Greek and Roman doctors believed that basil would only grow if the seeds were sowed while screaming wild curses.
  • Originally native to India, basil has been cultivated for over 5,000 years!

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.