Infarm Genovese Basil

Genovese Basil

Likely originating from Africa and later domesticated in India, Genovese basil is a member of the tropical genus Ocimum. There are around 165 species in the Ocimum family and many of those have culinary uses.

Taste

A subtle peppery flavor complemented by aromatic sweetness.

Nutrition

Basil’s mild soothing and sedative properties can help on those days you feel a little anxious or irritable. Add a few leaves to your evening meal to help combat poor sleep.

Kitchen Use

With its aromatic scent and fresh taste, Italian basil is a versatile herb perfect for everything from indulgent pastas, to pizzas, to refreshing Caprese salads. Making your own Pesto alla Genovese couldn’t be easier and is sure to impress. Simply blend a handful of basil leaves with parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil.

Genovese Basil taste profile