Basil Leaves, also known as Sweet Basil, is a distant relative of mint, lavender, and oregano. The leaves taste vaguely like anise.
As a spice pantry favorite, it is often used in Italian cooking, stews, and other savory dishes. Make sure to add Basil towards the end of the cooking process, as its flavor can dissipate quickly when cooked.
Historically, Basil Leaves were originally found in India, almost 5,000 years ago. Globally, it is now regularly used in Italian cuisine, as well as in multiple Southeast Asian meals (i.e. Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Malaysia).
Our Basil is grown in the land of Cleopatra and the Pyramids, Egypt.