As a Registered Dietitian, I love to add fresh herbs to meals to boost the flavor and nutrient density of recipes. Basil is a popular and delicious fresh herb that I love adding to salads, dressings, sauces, and pasta dishes.
Basil is a source of several nutrients:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin K
Since most recipes call for basil in small quantities, it’s usually not a significant source of nutrients in a meal. However, adding fresh herbs to dishes can make them taste more flavorful, which can encourage you to eat more healthy foods!