One of the most popular herbs in America. The flavor of basil varies slightly depending on the country in which it is grown. It has a sweet, rich flavor, highly fragrant, often described as having a minty flavor. Very popular in Italian, Mediterranean, and Southeast Asian cuisine. Pairs well with truly everything! Essential ingredient in tomato sauces, pizza. Brightens up chicken, fish, pasta, soups, stews & vegetables. Great in salads. Often added toward the end of cooking. Pairs well with oregano, parsley, thyme, garlic and lemon.