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'Basil - Sweet' Seeds

Ocimum basilicum


  • Annual 50cm
  • Edible culinary herb
  • Sweet and mild in flavour
  • Aromatic
  • Excellent in borders and pots
  • Very easy to grow
  • Thrives in hot weather
  • Slow bolting
  • Use fresh or dried
  • Non-GMO, organic seeds


This fragrant herb is used as a seasoning in a variety of dishes and plays a key role in Italian and Thai cuisine. Very easy to grow. Thrives in hot weather. Re-sow each Spring.


Health Benefits

Basil contains many vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin. Many of basil’s health benefits come from these antioxidants, as well as its essential oils. These compounds mostly disappear during the drying process, so opt for fresh basil whenever possible to gain the most benefits. Research has shown that it has many benefits, including improving your mental health. It has compounds that can help to alleviate anxiety and depression, increase your ability to think clearly, and lower the risk for age-related memory loss. Essential oils in basil, including eugenol, linalool, and citronellol, can help to fight inflammation in the body. These anti-inflammatory properties can help to lower the risk of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. heart disease, and bowel issues.


Nutritional Information

In 2 tablespoons (5 grams) of fresh chopped basil, you’ll find:


  • Calories: 1 
  • Protein: 0.2 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 0.1 grams
  • Fiber: 0.1 grams
  • Sugar: 0 grams


Basil also has many other vital nutrients in it. These nutrients include:

  • Calcium
  • Vitamin A 
  • Vitamin K
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Potassium

Basil - Sweet

SKU: 369
Only 2 left in stock
  • Genus Ocimum
    Species Basilicum
    Common name Sweet Basil
    Plant Type Herb


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