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The Health Benefits of Garlic and Basil

These are two of our favourite ingredients and not just for their amazing flavours and aromas, garlic and basil also have impressive health benefits too!

Garlic

Studies have shown that garlic can help reduce high blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and help fight coronary heart disease and artery hardening. It has the vital chemical compound allicin which is a wonderful therapeutic ingredient with many medicinal qualities.

The fresh garlic in our hummus dips and tsatziki can help strengthen your immune system and kill bad bacteria in your gut.

Garlic is an excellent detoxifier and will help eradicate heavy metals in the body.

Basil

Basil is a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, calcium, vitamin A and magnesium.

Fresh basil contains flavonoids which provide protection against unwanted bacterial growth. An anti-inflammatory food that can provide healing benefits basil not only reduces inflammation but also helps increase circulation and blood flow.