The most fragrant of the classic Basil varieties, with a hint of lemon, is perfect on tomato salads or in a "pistou" soup.
This particular variety is a perennial crop grown as an annual crop in the Provençal region. It has medium sized leaves and small cream-coloured flowers bunched together in long spikes.
Its antibacterial leaves are traditionally used to stimulate digestion, calm stomach cramps and treat pulmonary, pharyngeal and rheumatic conditions. Basil leaves contain essential oil, tannins, antioxidants, vitamins C, K, beta-carotene, iron, calcium and magnesium