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Basil
Also called great basil, is a culinary herb of the mints family. It is used in cuisines worldwide and most commonly used fresh in recipes. In general, it is added last, as cooking quickly destroys the flavor. In Western cuisine, the generic term "basil" refers to the variety also known as sweet basil or Genovese basil.

BasilEtymology
The name "basil" comes from the Latin basilius, and the Greek basilikon phuton, meaning "royal/kingly plant", possibly because the plant was believed to have been used in production of royal perfumes.

  • Basil is native to tropical regions from Central Africa to Southeast Asia.
  • In temperate climates basil is treated as an annual plant, however, basil can be grown as a short-lived perennial or biennial in warmer horticultural zones with tropical or Mediterranean climates.
  • Basil is an annual, or sometimes perennial, herb used for its leaves.
  • Plants can reach heights of between 1 and 5 ft.
  • Basil is sensitive to cold, with best growth in hot, dry conditions.
  • There are many varieties of basil
    • Sweet basil
    • Anise basil, Licorice basil, or Persian basil
    • Cinnamon basil
    • Dark opal basil
    • Globe basil, dwarf basil, French basil
    • Lettuce leaf basil
    • Purple basil
    • Rubin basil
    • Thai basil
    • African blue basil
    • Lemon basil
    • Spice basil
    • Greek basil
  • Leaves are richly green but a few are purple, such as Purple Delight

Basil
The ancient Egyptians and ancient Greeks believed basil would open the gates of heaven for a person passing on.

Basil is native to India and other tropical regions stretching from Africa to South East Asia, but has now become globalized due to human cultivation. Production areas include countries in the Mediterranean area, those in the temperate zone, and others in subtropical climates.

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Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size 2 tbsp (5g)

Amount per serving
Calories 1

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Total Carbohydrate 0.1g0.00%
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Protein 0.2g0.00%

Vitamin D 0mcg0.00%
Calcium 0mg0.00%
Iron 0.18mg0.00%
Potassium 16mg0.34%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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