Basil (Ocimum basilicum) , also known as great basil or Saint-Joseph's-wort, is scientifically classified as Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Asterids Order: Lamiales Family: Lamiaceae Genus: Ocimum Species: O. basilicum.

Basil is a highly fragrant plant whose leaves are used as a seasoning herb for many different types of foods. Basil has become one of the most recognizable herbs ever since pesto, the mixture of basil, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese, has become popular.

Health Benefits

Basil also is considered one of the healthiest herbs. It's best when fresh, exuding a sweet, earthy aroma that indicates not only the promise of pleasantly pungent flavor, but an impressive list of nutrients. Vitamin K, essential for blood clotting, is one of them.

Nutrient Facts

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy   94kj
Dietary fiber   1.6g
Carbohydrates   2.65g
Sugars   N/A
Fat   0.64g
Protein   3.15g
Calcium 18% 177mg
Copper 0%  0mg
Iron 24% 3.17mg
Magnesium 18% 64mg
Manganese 55% 1.148mg
Phosphorus 8% 56mg
Potassium 6% 295mg
Sodium 0%  4mg
Zinc 9%  0.81mg
Vitamin A IU % 0mg
Vitamin A equivalent 33% 264mg
Beta-Carotene 29% 3142mg
B1 - Thiamine 3% 0.034mg
B2 - Riboflavin 6% 0.076mg
B3 - Niacin 6% 0.902mg
B5 - Pantothenic acid 4% 0.209mg
B6 - Vitamin 12% 0.155mg
B9 - Folate 17% 68mg
Vitamin C 22% 18mg
Vitamin E 5% 0.8mg
Vitamin K 395% 414.8mg
Choline 2% 11.4mg
Betaine   0mg
Other constituents    
Water   0
Fluoride   0

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