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Basil

Basil is an herb that is used a lot in Italian cuisine and others. Some consider basil to be the “king of herbs”. There are many varieties of basil sold worldwide. In cooking, it is generally used fresh.

Origin:

India

Planting Instructions/Basic Care Information:

Spring: SEEDS: Start indoors 2- 4 weeks before last frost date. Transplants: Plant outdoors 2-4 weeks after last frost date.

Fall: Not recommended for fall planting.

Preferred Growing Climate: Hot, dry climates

Planting Depth: Plant root, leaving stem exposed

Plant Spacing: 5-6″

Days to Germinate: 5-6 days

Days to Harvest: 85 days

In Season:

Summer

Pairs Well With:

Chicken, pho, rosemary, thyme

Nutrition Facts:

Amount per 100 grams

Calories: 22

% Daily Value*

Total fat: 0.6 g ? ?0%

Saturated fat: 0 g ? ?0%

Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4 g

Monounsaturated fat: 0.1 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg ? ?0%

Sodium: 4 mg ? ?0%

Potassium: 295 mg ? ?8%

Total Carbohydrate: 2.7 g ? ?0%

Dietary fiber: 1.6 g ? ?6%

Sugar: 0.3 g

Protein: 3.2 g ? ?6%

Vitamin A: 105% ? ?Vitamin C: 30%

Calcium: 17% ? ?Iron: 17%

Vitamin D: 0% ? ?Vitamin B-6: 10%

Vitamin B-12: 0% ? ?Magnesium: 16%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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