Basil Leaves Whole

$ 2.75

Basil should have a rich sweet taste with a fragrant aroma. Usually we buy from Egypt, however, a better crop can sometimes be found in other parts of the Mediterranean and we always buy the best. Like grapes, the climate affects basil's taste and aroma. It is amazing to me that the same variety of basil will have different flavors, depending upon which part of the world it is grown. I grow basil in my backyard, but when dried it has no flavor.There are over 40 different types of basil from which to choose. Sweet basil is the main variety used for culinary purposes and has the finest flavor. Basil is a natural accompaniment to tomato recipes, and in preparing soups, vegetables, eggs, cheese, sauces, meats, fish and pizzas. It is the primary ingredient in pesto sauce and a must for all