Basil is a culinary herb prominently featured in Italian cuisine, and also plays a major
role in the Southeast Asian cuisines.
Basil is originally native to Iran, India and other tropical regions of Asia, having been
cultivated there for more than 5,000 years.
Sweet Basil is a variegated variety of Greek Basil.
Basil Sweet leaves color is Light green; this basil blends the excellent sweet flavors of
basil, clove and mint.
Creamy pasta dishes are ideal for this garnish.
Basil is commonly used fresh in cooked recipes.
It is generally added at the last moment, as cooking quickly destroys the flavor.
Sweet basil has potent antioxidant, anti-cancer, antiviral, and anti-microbial properties.
In addition, Sweet basil has been shown to decrease the occurrence of platelet aggregation.