|Zone:||Not hardy; grow as an annual|
General: Wonderfully scented emerald green leaves and white flowers. An excellent variety for pesto and in tomato based dishes.
Culinary Uses: Sweet basil can be used in most every kind of cuisine and course. From appetizers to desserts to cocktails and everything in between. It is a flavorful and versatile herb and a must have in the kitchen. Always add it just before serving as its flavor diminishes with cooking. Combines well with garlic, parsley, rosemary, oregano, thyme, and sage.
Medicinal Uses: Rich in vitamin K, beta carotene, and iron. Known to have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Benefits of sweet basil include: improved circulation, increased immune function, reduced oxidation of cholesterol, protection the heart, detoxifying the blood, help in controlling blood sugar levels. Most benefits come from eating the herb raw.
|Uses*:||Aromatic, Culinary, Deer Resistant, Medicinal|