|Flavor Profile:||Fragrant - Herbal - Sweet|
|Cuisine:||Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Thai|
Basil, also known as “Ocimum basilicum,” is harvested from the regions of central Africa to Southeast Asia. Basil is an herb that is often said to have a pungent and strong smell, often sweet. The most commonly used species of Basil is known as ‘sweet basil.’ Basil can be used with meats, fish, soups, eggs, pesto sauces, and pasta.