Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is well known for its use in Italian cuisine — it is one of the primary ingredients in pesto sauce. Basil is also commonly included in Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine.
Green onions are just onions that are harvested before they’ve finished maturing. Instead of letting the onions fully form, farmers pluck them while they’re still young. The taste tends to be more mild, and as it turns out, this makes them even more nutrient dense than full-grown onions.
Parsley is a pretty little Mediterranean herb that lends a sprinkling of color to your plate. But let’s not think of it as just a garnish—after all, parsley has been around for more than 2000 years, and boasts some time-tested benefits that you should know about.
Dill, scientifically known as Anethum graveolens, has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for hundreds of years.