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Sweet Basil

Delicate, floral, and slightly sweet. One of the most popular basil varieties, it’s the key ingredient in traditional Italian pesto and a host of other classics.

Delicate, floral, and slightly sweet. One of the most popular basil varieties, it’s the key ingredient in traditional Italian pesto and a host of other classics.

Fun Fact

Basil has been cultivated for millennia. Because it’s delicious, obviously, but it’s also been a part of everything from healing snake and insect bites to ancient Egyptian funerary rites.

Spice Stats

Native to:
Italy
Plant family:
Lamiaceae
Raw form:
Herb
Native to:Italy
Plant family:Lamiaceae
Raw form:Herb

Get cooking with these recipes:

Summer Soup

Uses: Sweet Basil, Mediterranean Oregano

Herb Rub

Uses: Mediterranean Oregano, Parsley, Sweet Basil, Thyme

Note: This recipe is easily scaled down

Classic Marinara Sauce

Uses: Mediterranean Oregano, Sweet Basil

Homemade Herb Boursin Cheese

Uses: Sweet Basil, Dill, Marjoram, Chives, Thyme

Note: Use dried basil and chives at a 4:1 ratio of fresh to dry

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