Similar to traditional basil with a sweet – slightly anise flavour.
Shred or tear leaves rather than chop them as essential oils are lost.
Olives, tomato, yoghurt, mozzarella, lemon, eggplant, chicken, cucumber, garlic, fish and seafood.
Marinades, souvlaki, soups and meat based dishes.
Basil is a source of iron, beta carotene vitamins A and K.
Basil leaves are a source of several health benefiting essential oils such as eugenol, citronellol, linalool, citral, limonene and terpineol. These compounds are known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.