The name basil is said to arise from
the Greek word for king-"basileias".
Days To Maturity: 65-80 days
The most common use of basil is for cooking,
such as in tomato sauce, pesto, or vinegars.
But it also can be sprinkled over salads and
sliced tomatoes, either whole or chopped.
Actually, don?t chop up the leaves,
but tear them instead for the most flavor.
Basil is a well-known culinary herb
that's popular in many Italian dishes.
But did you know that there are many other uses of this herb,
including its use as a tonic to aid in digestion?
To make oil for salads, pound the fresh leaves
and mix with a good salad or vegetable oil.
If freezing the leaves, coat them with olive oil first.
Leaves also can be dried and stored in salt.
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