Lemon Basil is an annual herb with thin, downy, pale green foliage. It features a tantalizing lemon aroma and taste, with spikes of tiny white flowers in the summer.
Lemon basil has high levels of various nutrients, including the ones that are responsible for its distinctive fragrance and flavor. Citral and Limonene: Limonene has well known anti-inflammatory benefits. Those anti-inflammatory benefits are among the reasons that it may be able to protect against skin cancer.
Add whole lemon basil leaves to stir fries just before removing out of the pan. The basil enhances spicy dishes, pork, and seafood.