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What variety of basil is best to use in cooking overall (not just Italian)?

asked by Margaret Pollack almost 5 years ago
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added almost 5 years ago

Depends on what you're making! Thai basil, for example, is wonderful in Thai food but tastes perfume-y (at least to me) in Mediterranean.

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added almost 5 years ago

Genoese Basil is the best for all around use. Seed can be purchased from
I like "Siam Queen" for Asian cooking. It's delicious and very ornamental.