Greek basil is a refined variety of bush basil. Its tight, compact growing habit forms a perfectly spherical bush which always appears pruned. The shape and aromatic scent of this basil plant make it popular with style-conscious gardeners.
Sweeter and subtler than its Italian counterpart, Greek basil’s crunchy texture comes with floral notes.
The health benefits of Greek basil are similar to other varieties of the herb. It is rich in vitamins A, K and C, as well as magnesium, iron, potassium and calcium — a brilliant way to boost the immune system while improving cramps and hormonal imbalance during menstruation.
With smaller, sweeter leaves than other basils, this herb is ideal for sprinkling on pastas and salads. For those fancying themselves as a mixologist, Greek basil is also a fantastic garnish for refreshing cocktails.