Lettuce Leaf Basil

Lettuce leaf basil have similar flavor to sweet basil and has leaves so large that they can be used to wrap foods for cooking. It is also used in salads.

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Did You Know?
In Europe, basil is placed in the hands of the dead to ensure a safe journey.

In India, they place it in the mouth of the dying to ensure they reach God.

The ancient Egyptians and ancient Greeks believed that it would open the gates of heaven for a person passing on.

Basil is one of the main ingredients in pesto—a green Italian oil-and-herb sauce. Its other two main ingredients are olive oil and pine nuts.