Basil

A spice that repels sadness.

Indispensable in tomato dishes and dishes made of legumes.

- Usage -

Add it shortly before you stop cooking. You can add it to salad dressings beforehand so that it develops its full flavour. It is especially popular in Italian (e.g. mozzarella cheese with fresh tomatoes and fresh basil, dribbled with olive oil), French and Greek cuisine.

- Did you know? -

In India they worship it like gods and for them it represents a sacred plant dedicated to the gods Vishnu and Krishna. In Moldova it is a symbol of love: a young men who was given a sprig of basil from a girl was soon overwhelmed by her love. In many cultures it is a traditional gift to anyone who moved to a new home since it should bring luck.