3 Basils

November 8, 2017

Sweet Basil: big and dark green leaves, wonderful fragrance and flavor, the key ingredient of pesto.

Purple Basil: leaves purple, coppery glow.  It has a clove-like, slightly spicy flavor. It is used in Thai and Vietnamese dishes

Cinnamon Basil: green leaves smaller, less green than sweet basil. The leaves have a spicy-cinammon like aroma.  Its stem is cinnamon color. It goes well with fruit.  It is used in Asian and Indian dishes.

Keep basil in water, like a bouquet of fresh flowers, and at room temperature. The cold air of the refrigerator will make the leaves turn black.

 

 

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