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sweet basil (left) and lemon basil (right) -100810


sweet basil (left) and lemon basil (right) -100810 (Ocimum basilicum (Sweet Basil))

Lemon basil has a strong lemony smell and flavour very different from those of other varieties because it contains a chemical called citral. It is widely used in Indonesia, where it is called kemangi and served raw, together with raw cabbage, green beans, and cucumber, as an accompaniment to fried fish or duck. Its flowers, when broken up, are a zesty salad condiment.



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Lovely served with Brie & Baguette !!

10 Aug, 2010

 

Can smell the scent from here!

15 Aug, 2010

 

I can imagine!

15 Aug, 2010



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