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About Basil Edit
Wikipedia Article About Basil on Wikipedia
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.
Preparing Basil Edit
First, you wash the leaves really well. Second, you dry them, then lastly, you chop them up into tiny pieces.
- Explore the World with Fruits & Vegetables by the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, public domain government resource—original source of article