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Basil Ocimum basilicum Commodity Summary
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Approved Name: Basil 
Scientific Name(s): Ocimum basilicum 
Common Name(s): albahaca, alfavaca, basil, basilic, basilico, basilienkraut, basilika, basilikum, luo le, manjericão, me-bōki, reihan, sweet basil 
Belongs to:  
Related to/ Includes:  
  • Any plant of the genus Ocimum in the mint family
  • Cultivated species are grown for their fragrant foliage and as sweet herbs.
Season Information: January - December. . 
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