basil (1)I love when my dish have a perfectly balanced seasoning. And highly fragrant fresh leaves of basil is one of my favorite herbs to add when I’m cooking, especially Italian cuisine. Basil is one of the main ingredients of pesto – delicious and famous sauce made with basil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese.

But this amazing herb is not only good for cooking, but it also good for our health. The flavonoids present in this herb provide protection at the cellular level, protecting their structure damage and also from bacterial spread.

Basil is a good source of pro-vitamin A, similar to vitamin A, but with a more powerful anti-oxidant power, which helps our body to fight against free radicals, which are one of the main cause of cancer.

Basil is rich in magnesium, which promotes cardiovascular health by relaxing muscles and blood vessels and is still considered the “king of herbs” by many cookery authors.

100 gr of basil have only 22 kcals, 0 gr of cholesterol, 1,6 gr of dietary fibers and 3,2 gr of protein.

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