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Basil (Ocimum basilicum) | by The Marmot
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Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Mediterranean and Indochinese cuisines frequently use basil, the former frequently combining it with tomato. Basil is one of the main ingredients in pesto—a green Italian oil-and-herb sauce from the city of Genoa, its other two main ingredients being olive oil and pine nuts.

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Taken on July 29, 2007