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Basil
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Basil

There are more than 60 types of basil, all members of the mint family. Basil is available year-round in supermarkets, but summer is the herb’s best season. To select, look for basil that isn’t wilted and doesn’t have dark spots. And if you’re growing your own, be sure to harvest it on a sunny day, as the sun will bring out the essential oils that won’t be present otherwise.

Recipes: 
White Pizza with Tomato and Basil
Coconut and Basil Steamed Mussels 
Purple Basil Lemonade 
Peach and Basil Shortcake 
Basil and Corn Farro Salad

See More: Use Your Basil Bounty

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