Basil Leaves 100g
Basil grows best in hot, dry conditions and is sensitive to frost. The major production areas of basil are the Mediterranean area, Northern Europe, Canada, the northern states of the U.S., and the South Island of New Zealand.
Basil is well known for its use in the Italian cuisine as one of the primary ingredients in pesto sauce. Commonly used in Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine, basil contains (E)-beta-caryophyllene (BCP), which is useful in treating arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases.