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Basil is a very good source of vitamin A (through its concentration of carotenoids such as beta-carotene). Called "pro-vitamin A," since it can be converted into vitamin A, beta-carotene is a more powerful anti-oxidant than vitamin A and not only protects epithelial cells (the cells that form the lining of numerous body structures including the blood vessels) from free radical damage, but also helps prevent free radicals from oxidizing cholesterol in the blood stream.

Basil is also a good source of magnesium, which promotes cardiovascular health, a very good source of iron, and calcium, and a good source of potassium and vitamin C.

Like all our produce, our Basil is grown using sustainable methods: lots of organic compost. Herbs tend to be naturally pest free, so they generally don't even require a soap spray in our garden beds.
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Organic recipes in Word format Printer-friendly Organic recipes - Colorado organic produce Herbed Zucchini Pancakes From: The Cook's Garden
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Recipes > Arugula Asian Greens Basil Beets Chinese Cabbage Cutting Celery Parsley Radishes Rosemary Salad Greens Spinach Scallions Summer Squash Swiss Chard Tomatoes


 

 

I have no other wish than a close fusion with Nature and I desire no other fate than to have worked and lived in harmony with her laws.

~ Claude Monet
 

 

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