Lemon Basil (Ocimum americanum)

Lemon basil has a clean lemon fragrance and is very good for mixed salads or fish dishes.

Contains citral and limonene, therefore actually does smell very lemony, but tastes sweeter. Originally, and sometimes still, called "Hoary basil". It is very popular in Indonesia, where it is known as 'Kemangi'
and served raw, together with raw cabbage, green beans, and cucumber, as an accompaniment to fried fish or duck. Its flowers, broken up, are a zesty salad condiment. It is also sometimes called 'Indonesian basil'.

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Did You Know?
Lemon basil and cinnamon basil have light green leaves but their perfumy fragrance and flavor matches their respective names.

Holy basil also has religious significance in the Greek Orthodox Church, where it is used to prepare holy water. It is said to have been found around Christ's tomb after his resurrection. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Serbian Orthodox Church, Macedonian Orthodox Church and Romanian Orthodox Church use basil to prepare holy water and pots of basil are often placed below church altars.