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Basil For Your Salads And Good Health

Basil is among the most commonly used spices for flavoring various meals in a great number of national cuisines throughout the world. In Andalusia we use it for seasoning salads, sauces, pasta, meat and fish, as well as many other dishes. There are many different varieties of basil, but all of them offer a good number of therapeutic benefits and medicinal properties.

Certainly, all known health benefits of basil are derived from its rich content of essential natural minerals and micro-elements, including. First of all, basil is known for its high content of vitamin K and flavonoids, providing us with very effective protection against various bacteria and infections. Besides, basil is an excellent natural source of potassium, iron, manganese, calcium, magnesium, Vitamins A and C, dietary fiber and many other natural nutrients.

Due to a high content of Vitamin A, health benefits of basil include strong antioxidant powers of this herb, meaning that those who use basil on a regular basis can enjoy anti-cancer and anti-aging properties of this herbal remedy.This vitamin also provides good nail, skin and hair care, as well as improves our eyesight. Vitamin C supports and improves the function of our immune system. Magnesium helps to strengthen our vessels, improve our blood quality, prevent clots in our vessels and improve the general function of our cardiovascular system.

Basil has wonderful taste and can make your meals taste great. Add several dry or fresh leaves of basil to your favorite vegetable salad, and you’ll enjoy refreshing lemony flavor of this leafy green, as well as make sure that your meals are free of any infections and bacteria. Like many of us Andalusians do, try growing basil on your balcony, and you’ll be provided with your own high quality product year round.

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