Origin: Egypt, United States
Flavor Profile: Mild and peppery
Aroma: Aromatic with fresh peppery aroma
History: The basil plant has been used in India for at least 5,000 years. It has been used not only as food but medicine in India, and used in drinks in Southeast Asia.
Farming and harvesting: This annual plant is native to India, China, Southeast Asia, and New Guinea.
Culinary Applications: It is added as the last ingredient in many cooking dishes, because cooking too long destroys the flavor. It is prevalent in Italian, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Taiwanese cuisines.
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