Basil

Ocimum basilicum

Use:
Basil's leaves are used fresh or dried. Basil epitomizes the Italian-Mediterranean cuisine. It seasons pestos, Insalata Caprese (a salad with tomatoes and mozzarella), Margherita pizza and pasta.

Origins:
Basil originated in Western Asia, but was brought by the Romans to Italy and has been used in the Mediterranean for ages. Today, basil is used worldwide and is a popular garden spice.

see Anne Iburg "Dumont little spice encyclopedia", Eggolsheim, Dörfler Verlag GmbH


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