Basil Seeds- Native to India, Basil is a kitchen herb. The name translates to ‘royal plant’ as it is thought to have been used to create royal perfumes. A member of the mint family, the most common type of basil used is called sweet basil.
Used for meats, fish, salads, sauces, pesto, and tea, Basil seeds can also be medicinal and have many health benefits. It is common to use basil seeds in desserts and smoothies. They have also been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. Basil seeds, once harvested, can be saved in cool, dark places, for up to five years.
While basil itself has a liquorice aroma, the seeds are tasteless.
Also known as: sweet basil- tukhmalanga - ocimum basilicum - तुकमारिया - تلسی کا بیج - دانه ریحان