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Basil: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Basil (Ocimum basilicum), also known as Saint Joseph’s Wort, is a herb belonging to the mint family – Lamiaceae. It is often used as a seasoning in cooking. Basil is native to India and other tropical areas of Asia. The herb is well known for its use in Italian cuisine – it is one of the primary ingredients in pesto sauce. Basil

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