Basil Nutrients and Benefits

basilNice smelling Basil herb leaves are usually used as seasoning for different kinds of dishes. Try adding basil seasoning at the end of cooking, this way you will save its unique smell and its nutrients. When you cook a soup or some kind of macaroni or spaghetti, then you could try adding the basil leaves to make your dish taste better. Here are the nutrients, vitamins and ingredients of a dried basil leaves:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
- Iron
- Calcium
- Dietary Fiber
- Manganese
- Magnesium
- Potassium
- Folate
- Phosphorus
- Amino Acids

When you cook something with basil leaves you are actually adding a very healthy and beneficial seasoning to your dishes, because it provides these kind of benefits:
- it is an anti-bacterial herb
- protects DNA
- it is an anti-inflammatory herb
- relieves rheumatoid arthritis
- relieves bowel inflammations
- improves cardiovascular health
- protects from free radicals
- helps prevent atherosclerosis
- helps prevent heart attack
- helps prevent stroke
- improves blood flow