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Cinnamon Basil

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Cinnamon basil flowers.

Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Cinnamon').

Basil is one of the most loved culinary herbs. Its scent and flavor are said to be somewhat grassy with a hint of anise. It's used in many dishes.

There are many cultivars (cultivated varieties) of basil, and some, such as lemon basils, are bred to contain a higher content of certain oils, so as to produce a stronger flavor of one kind or another. With so many different kinds of basils, they grow in many different sizes and shapes, and producing varying flavor and aroma.

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Taken on June 16, 2013