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Basil - Bulk Spices & Herbs
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Basil Cut Californian - Lb

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Basil Cut Californian - 5 Lbs

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Basil Cut Californian - 25 lbs

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Basil Ground Californian - Lb

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Basil Ground Californian - 5 Lbs

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Basil Ground Californian - 25 lbs

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Description
Basil, also called Sweet Basil, is the dried leaves of the herb Ocimum basilicum, a member of the mint family. Basil is a small, bushy plant that grows to about 2 feet tall. Its botanical name is derived from the Greek "to be fragrant."

Uses
Basil is used in tomato sauces, pestos, pizzas, and cheeses. It is used in green Thai curry blend, bouquet garni, and Italian seasonings.

Origins
Although Basil is cultivated worldwide, Egypt is the principal source followed by the United States.

Folklore
The early Romans made it a symbol of love and fertility. Through the centuries, it became a custom of young Italian suitors to wear a sprig of Basil as a sign of their marital intentions. In India, Hindus believed that if a leaf of Basil were buried with them, it would serve as their passport to heaven.



 

 

 



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