Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
The basil plant is native to India. It is a herb with silky green leaves and white blossoms that is part of the mint family.
Basil has a strong, sweet, aroma and flavor, sometimes compared to anise or mint. It is most recognized for its role in Italian cuisine, as well as in Southeast Asian dishes. The dried leaves have a much more mild flavor than the fresh
The dried herb can be used liberally in many recipes, like pastas, meat dishes, soups and sauces such as constituting the main ingredient in pesto sauce.
Store in a cool, dark, dry place in a sealed container.