Monday, April 22 2024

There are many herbs that give off a unique and strong scent.

These include mint, rosemary, and basil.


The latter has a unique smell and flavor that stands out from all others.

The only drawback: it grows only in summer.

However, it is possible to remedy this and have plenty of it around the house.

And for good reason, there are two methods that can keep it fresh all year round.

 

How to have fresh basil all year round?

Do you want to have fresh basil all year round? This is possible if you use this method.

There are several methods to make basil last all year round and, most importantly, stay fresh.

First method.

Take the basil leaves, wash them and dry them with a soft cloth. Then you will need to freeze them.

To do this take a jar and put some salt, a few basil leaves in it and cover it with oil. The jar will need to be filled to the brim before storing it in the freezer.

Second method

After washing the plant, peel off each leaf and let it dry on a dish towel. Place them all on a tray or aluminum foil and put them in the freezer. Once frozen, place them in an airtight bag and put them back in the freezer. That way you will always have basil at your disposal for all the recipes you prefer!

One thing’s for sure: these two methods are the easiest to keep for all occasions, and by adopting them you won’t have to wait until summer.

The benefits of basil

With 23 calories per 100 grams, basil offers 1,148 mg of manganese, 295 mg of potassium, 177 mg of calcium, 64 mg of magnesium, 3.17 mg of iron and another 56 mg of phosphorus.

Basil is therefore a veritable mine of minerals.

Magnesium is an essential mineral for proper functioning of blood circulation. Because of its calcium, which is essential for teeth and bones, basil also helps boost metabolism. A deficiency of this essential element of nutrition can cause cramps and muscle problems, a drop in blood pressure or even fatigue.

Manganese, also found in this plant, supports numerous enzymes involved in various ways in protein, sugar and cholesterol metabolism. It is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system and is involved in fertility. This element stimulates the body’s natural antioxidant systems.

Basil is rich in vitamins such as vitamin A and beta-carotene, an essential antioxidant that protects eye, skin, and hair health and acts as an effective shield against cellular aging.

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