About Sweet Basil
Basil microgreens are surprisingly full of nutrients. They contain protein, vitamins E, A, K, B6, and C; as well as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, phosphorous, and even potassium!
There are a number of chemicals in basil microgreens, including citronellol and linalool, which are known to reduce inflammation in the body and even tackle bacterial infections. This makes it a great addition to your diet, especially if you’re already suffering for aches and pains. The calcium in basil microgreens ensures that your bones and teeth will stay strong. In fact, the array of nutrients can even help to keep osteoporosis at bay. Your body needs protein, zinc, magnesium and several of the other nutrients in these plants. Adequate quantities of these will help to ensure your hormones remain balanced; helping you to stay healthy. The iron and vitamin K in basil microgreens will help to ensure your blood clots properly after a cut and you have the maximum number of red blood cells possible.
Basil microgreens are best suited for raw applications as their delicate nature cannot withstand high heat. The mild and sweet characteristics of this Italian basil microgreens make them ideal for incorporating into both savoury and sweet applications. They can be used as a garnish on pasta, pizza, quiche, soups, green salads, and fruit salads. They can also add flavour to lemonade and fruity cocktails like mojitos, gimlets, or martinis or be combined into dips, dressing, and sauces.
Much like mature basil, micro basil works well with many classic pairings including tomatoes, garlic, onion, corn, and mozzarella cheese, and also pairs well with blueberries, strawberries, apricot, pineapple, nectarines, peaches, watermelon, vanilla, lemon verbena, coconut, honey, ginger, cinnamon, and white chocolate.