Basil has an incredibly high number of antioxidant properties that can help protect the body from things like cancer and premature aging, and may also also elevate mood and ease depression. Basil is also an excellent antibacterial herb and has been subject to numerous studies about its anti-inflammatory properties.

Selection Process

Choose fresh over dried basil whenever possible. The leaves should be a vibrant and deep green color and the herb should be fragrant.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 teaspoon (1.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 0.2

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.0g 0.0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 0.0mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 0.0g 0.0%

Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0.1%

Sugars 0.0g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.0g

Vitamin A 1.1% Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 0.2% Iron 0.2%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.0%
Vitamin K 5.2% Thiamin 0.0%
Riboflavin 0.0% Niacin 0.0%
Vitamin B-6 0.1% Folate 0.2%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.0%
Phosphorus 0.1% Magnesium 0.2%
Zinc 0.1% Selenium 0.0%
Copper 0.2% Manganese 0.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.