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Health Benefits of Basil!

Blog Date: 2017-03-13
Author: aflorian

Ciao ciao!

Basil is a very prominent ingredient in Italian cuisine and in addition to adding some rich flavor to your dish, it has many health benefits as well! 

Our beloved basil...
  • is rich in Vitamin K, which builds strong bones and helps to prevent heart disease. 
  • has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and have been shown to fight harmful bacteria, yeast, mold, viruses and inhibit their growth.
  • has cancer fighting phytochemicals.  
  • is antiinflammatory.  
  • is contains powerful antioxidants that fight free radical damage.  Bonus: These same antioxidants fight the effects of aging as well!
  • produces detoxifying enzymes that help support liver function and detox the body.
Here at Capa di Roma we have a fresh basil sauce that is a delicious way to incorporate this super food into your diet!

Fortunately for us, we can sprinkle fresh basil leaves (or dried!) on just about any italian dish.  So get sprinkling!