Why Basil Should Be Your BFF (Infographic)
The king of herbs, basil is a versatile, delicious herb that is one of the easiest herbs to grow. Look beyond its fragrant character to see why you should make it your go-to seasoning.
Basil (or Ocimum basilicum) is one of the most recognizable herbs, so you might not even stop to consider its health benefits. But this “King of Herbs,” first native to India, Asia and Africa packs a powerful nutritional punch.
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In this infographic, Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD, dietitian and wellness manager for Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, explains why this delicious, versatile herb should be one of your go-to seasonings.