Basil

Basil (Ocimum basilicum), also called great basil is a culinary herb of the family Lamiaceae (mints). Basil is native to tropical regions from central Africa to Southeast Asia. It is a tender plant, and is used in cuisines worldwide. Depending on the species and cultivar, the leaves may taste somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, often sweet smell.

Nutrition Facts / 100g
Calories22
Fat0.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium4 mg
Potassium295 mg
Carbohydrates2.7 g
Fiber1.6 g
Protein0.6 g
Vitamin C30%
Vitamin A105%
Calcium17%
Sugar0.3 g
Iron17%
Magnesuim16%