About Basil Edit

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Basil (Ocimum basilicum) of the Family Lamiaceae is also known as Albahaca, St. Joseph's Wort, and Sweet Basil. It is a tender low-growing annual herb, originally native to tropical Asia. It grows to between twenty and sixty centimetres tall, with opposite, light green, silky leaves one and a half to five centimetres long and one to three centimetres broad. It tastes somewhat like cloves, with a strong, pungent, sweet smell. Basil is very sensitive to cold, with best growth in hot, dry conditions.

This versatile herb is used in a many cuisines, including Italian and Thai. Add fresh or dried basil to sauces, soups, and stir-fries.

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Preparing Basil Edit

First, you wash the leaves really well. Second, you dry them, then lastly, you chop them up into tiny pieces.

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