Awesome taste of Pesto but in purple and packed with immunity boosters
About: Purple Basil has beautiful, purple leaves. It tastes similar to green basil but has slightly less sweetness and a stronger clove flavour. This attractive basil has won multiple awards for its beauty, flavor and ease of cultivation.
Health Benefits: Like the green basil, even purple basil is also rich in Vitamin K, antioxidants and multiple minerals such as calcium and potassium. It also has antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
How to Use: It is used similar to the green basil however it may not be ideal for cooking as it turns black in colour and that may not appeal to everyone. The purple basil can also be the primary ingredient of the pesto sauce. Its fresh and dried leaves are used in seasoning many Italian dishes such as pasta and pizza, and also meat, poultry, and fish.
Fun Fact! There are over 60 varieties of basil. Several varieties are named for the way they smell or taste, such as lemon basil, cinnamon basil, and spicy bush basil.