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Sweet Basil (1 Ounce) - Organic - $3 (Grimesland)

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Sweet basil plays a role in many Mediterranean cuisines. It forms the basis of pesto & adds a distinctive flavor to other dishes. Indonesian, Thai, & Vietnamese cuisines also feature this herb. It is closely identified with Italian cooking, although it is originally native to India, Asia, & Africa. Basil was held to be a sacred & noble herb. In fact, the word “basil” comes from the ancient Greek “basilikhon” which means “royal”. The most common type of basil is sweet basil; other types include purple basil (less sweet than common basil), lemon basil (lemon flavor), cinnamon basil (cinnamon-spicy flavor) & Thai basil (licorice flavor).

A 2019 study in rats found that an extract of sweet basil leaves helped reduce high blood sugar levels. The results suggested that basil leaves may help treat long-term effects of high blood sugar as well as arthritis inflammation.

If you have a good sunny spot, growing basil is something everyone can do. More importantly, it’s something everyone should do, especially if you enjoy cooking. Buying those small packets of $5 herbs in the store is far more expensive than growing your own. Just one well-pruned plant will supply you with about ½ cup’s worth of basil each week. You’ll have basil for months!

PRICING & SHIPPING
$3 per ounce. Harvested to order.

Local pickup is available by appointment on our permaculture farm located near Grimesland or in the nearby Grimesland park.

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