Much more than a simple garnish, this humble herb is a powerhouse of nutrition. As the world’s most popular herb, it is a rich source of vitamin K, C, and A. Its volatile oils contain compounds believed to fight cancer while its flavonoids, including luteolin help prevent oxygen damage to cells. Its folic acid content is said to contribute to heart health and the alleviation of arthritis symptoms. Use to enliven cooked dishes, as garnish in soups, as the base for pesto, or in other sauces and dressings.

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