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Basil

Basil

General Description: Sweet basil, with its wonderful aroma and flavor, is one of the most popular and widely grown herbs in the world.

Uses: Basil tastes great in tomato and pasta dishes but it is also gives a sweet scented, minty aroma when used on baked chicken, lamb, or fish. It blends well with garlic, thyme, and oregano.

History: Basil originated in India and Persia, and was both prized and despised by ancient peoples. Though its name means, "be fragrant," Greeks hated it. However, the Romans loved it and made it a symbol of love and fertility and settlers in early America prized it.

Origin: Basil is grown primarily in the United States, Egypt, and the Mediterranean region.

Shelf Life: 2-3 years