Basil is a culinary herb that is essential in Italian and Mediterranean cusine even if it is very much used in a variety of other cuisines including Thai, Indonesian, and Vietnamese.
It is known for being the main ingredient in traditional pesto and is also a favorite seasoning in tomato-based pasta sauces.
Basil is an annual herb that is most often green in color.
It has a sweet smell and spicy taste.
- Gourmet cooking
- Very aromatic
- Characteristic taste