(Ocimum basilicum)

Herbaceous plant, with erect stalk and ramifications, that grows between 30 and 50 cm tall. Its leaves, 2 to 5 cm, are opposite, velvety, egg-shaped, lanceolate and slightly dentate. Flowers are white or slightly purple, arranged in long spikes. The leaves and flowers are its usable parts.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Alfàbrega
Spanish: Albahaca
English: Basil


Mushrooms or Aromatic herbs


Commercial: Aromatic herb
Scientific: Labiada

The tree it grows on and its curiosities


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