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This item was last sold on : 09/05/23
Basil leaves are vibrant green, heart shaped and can be harvested when as petite as half an inch and as large as up to four inches in length. Basil has highly aromatic qualities and flavor profiles; the wide range of distinctive fragrances within its chemical makeup emit notes of citrus, clove, anise and cinnamon, all providing a sensory memory that sets basil apart from other herbs.
Basil is available year-round.
Basil is botanically classified as Ocimum basilicum, a member of the Lamiaceae or mint family and part of the Ocimum genus along with thyme, rosemary, mint and oregano. Its botanical name, Ocimum basilicum translates in Greek to smell and king, hence Basil's unofficial title, “the king of herbs”. Basil, sweet or Italian basil, as it is also known, is the most popular and common of all culinary basil cultivars. Plants of the Ocimum genus are characterized by stems with square cross sections and leaves that grow opposite each other on the stem.