No. 12 - Sweet Basil
Basil is possibly native to India and has been cultivated there for more than 5,000 years. It is a half-hardy annual plant, best known as a culinary herb prominently featured in Italian cuisine, and also plays a major role in Southeast Asian cuisines of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Taiwan. Depending on the species and cultivar, the leaves may taste somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, often sweet smell.
|Latin Name||Ocimum basilicum|
|Shelf Life||10 Years|
|Packed||United States of America|
|Common Uses||Pesto, soups, and Italian dishes.|