Sweet Basil Grown Year-Round in Calgary, AB
Our fresh-cut sweet basil is a customer favorite and the most popular herb we grow. Best known for use in Italian cuisine, sweet basil makes for a perfect pairing with tomatoes, cheeses, or used with olive oil, cheese, and nuts to make homemade pesto. Basil’s tender and aromatic leaves add the perfect flavor to brighten up almost any meal.
Benefits of Sweet Basil
What is the herb basil good for? Scientific studies show that Ocimum basilicum has some of the following positive effects:
Anti-inflammatory: Basil contains powerful essential oils, including eugenol, citronellol and linalool. Findings from studies indicate that these enzyme-inhibiting oils help lower inflammation, which is at the root of most diseases like heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel conditions
Antioxidant: This herb contains flavonoid antioxidants, such as orientin and viceninare, which help protect white blood cells responsible for immune function, as well as cellular structures where DNA is stored.
Anti-stress solution: This herb is considered an antidepressant by some since it can positively impact brain function within the adrenal cortex, helping stimulate neurotransmitters that regulate the hormones responsible for making us happy and energetic
Immune-booster: Studies show that basil has strong potential to act as a natural adaptogen, an herbal medicine that helps the body adapt to stress and normalize the harmful effects of stressors.
Sustainably Grown Sweet Basil Cut Fresh All Year-Round
Our fresh herbs are sustainably grown year-round in our pesticide-free, vertical farm. Here we combine plant science with automation to grow crops and minimize the impact on the environment. We strive to deliver the best in freshness to our customers by harvesting and delivering our products on the same day.