Basil

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A leafy, green herb that is a member of the mint family of plants. Providing an intense but sweet and subtle flavor, Basil is a very common ingredient used in Mediterranean cooking. Containing an fragrance similar to cloves, Basil can be dried and used during months when it may not be available in some regions, but it provides the most flavor when served fresh. Basil goes well with pasta, eggs, poultry, fish, soups, and stews. It is a good herb to pair with beans, peas, tomatoes, carrots, eggplant, and zucchini.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size2 tbsp, chopped
Calories23
Protein3g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates2g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars0g
Potassium295mg
Sodium4mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 tsp, leaves
Calories251
Protein14g
Total Fat3g
Total Carbohydrates60g
Dietary Fiber40g
Sugars1g
Potassium3433mg
Sodium34mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 serving 1/2 cup
Calories72
Protein1g
Total Fat1g
Total Carbohydrates12g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars8g
Potassium304mg
Sodium336mg
Cholesterol0mg

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